Barker's Blackberry Hill Winery

Wine Sales Daily Except Sunday & U-Pick Blackberries July & August

Special News
Blackberry recipes, brochures and information available at Grant County Visitor's Center, Dry Ridge Outlet Center, Dry Ridge, KY (606) 824-3451

Our Products

Blackberry Wine: Dry, Sweet, Semi-Sweet; Cherry Wine; Mead (Honey) Wine. U-pick (hybrid thornless) Blackberries

About Us

In 1980 Jimmy Barker planted 3,000 thornless (hybrid) blackberry bushes on a rolling, four-acre- hillside in Northern Kentucky. He charged $1.25 a pound for you-pick berries. Based on availability, pre-picked berries are $2.50 per pound.

When Kentucky legalized farm wineries in 1990, Jimmy applied for and was granted the first permit in Kentucky. The winery now sells Blackberry and Cherry Wine and Mead (Honey) Wine.

We offer wine tasting daily. If you want to purchase wine, you need to visit us Monday through Saturday. Group tours of winery are available by appointment. 'He-pickers' and 'she-pickers' (don't laugh, that's what Jimmy calls 'em) will find plump, juicy berries in July and August. You can bring your own containers or purchase ours.


Conveniently located near both I-75 and I-71 in Northern KY. NORTHBOUND from Lexington take I-75 north to Crittenden Exit #166. Go left onto Rt. 491 across the I-75 overpass. Rt. 491 makes an immediate left turn between the I-75 Southbound entrance ramp and the Chevron station. Go about 2.5 miles and turn left. Follow signs to winery. SOUTHBOUND from Cincinnati take I-75 South to Crittenden Exit #166. Turn right and make an immediate left between the Chevron Station and the I-75 southbound entrance ramp. Go about 2.5 miles and turn left. Follow signs to winery. From I-71 take the Verona exit take 491. Go about 5.5 miles on Rt. 491. Look for sign on right; follow signs to winery.

Hours of Operation

8 a.m. til dark (call first)

Here is where you can find our products:

On premises Flick's, Burlington, KY

Barker's Blackberry Hill Winery

16629 Mt. Zion-Verona Road
Crittenden, KY 41030
Phone: (859) 428-0377
Phone2: (859) 824-3451
Fax: (859) 824-3307