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Grape and Wine Program

Grape and Wine Program

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Prior to prohibition, Kentucky was the third largest grape and wine producing state in the nation. Kentucky grape and wine production is now making a comeback. Kentucky has over 113 grape producers growing 583 acres of grapes; 280 acres are ready for production. There are three categories of grapes grown in Kentucky: European, French-American hybrids, and American. Currently, there are over 60 small farm wineries in the commonwealth.

There are many industry associations including the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council, Kentucky Vineyards Society, Kentucky Wine Growers Alliance, Western Kentucky Grape Growers Association, and Northern Kentucky Vineyard and Winery Association.

Got Grapes?

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Got Grapes? is a program designed to match grape producers who want to sell grapes to those wishing to buy grapes. If you would like to be placed on this list, please call 502-564-4983.

A list of Kentucky Wineries is attached to allow farmers to contact Kentucky wineries about grapes. It is important that vineyard owners contact wineries in the late winter or early spring to begin plans for marketing their grapes. Winery owners will often want to visit vineyards during the growing season to look at the progress of the grapes. Vineyard owners need to know that the quality of the grapes will ultimately determine the price. Disease, bird damage, or excessive trash (leaves, dirt , etc.) could affect the price even if a price has been agreed upon before hand. Wineries will ask for (require) different parameters and growers will need to monitor those factors as their grapes ripen.

The grower and winery should have a contract that spells out the requirements and conditions in order to protect each, especially if it is a new relationship. Growers who do not have a large enough quantity of grapes, (one ton?) may want to contact other growers of the same grape variety and contract with a winery to buy all. They would need to be harvested and delivered at the same time. Growers are usually responsible for delivery of grapes to the winery.

Grapes for Sale
Contact Name Location Contact Info Varietal Other
Sandi
Adkins
TN (931) 217-3414 adkinsvineyards
@yahoo.com
Concord
Catawba
Niagra
Cayuga White
Fedonia
Blackberry
Up to 20 tons
Up to 20 tons
Up to 12 tons
Up tp 12
1 ton+/-
1 ton
Jim
Bravard
Bravard Vineyard and Winery jimbravard@gmail.com 4000-4500 lbs
2500-3000 lbs
2000-2400 lbs
Foch
Baco
Norton
Roberts Family Farm Meade County rfarm@bbtel.com
(270) 422-2361
Blackberries 1000 pounds or 200 gallons washed and frozen of blackberriesavailable for $2.50 per pound.
Eric Ringo Long Lick Farm Winery contact@
longlickfarmwinery.com
Riesling Traminette Riesling 4 tons @$1,800/ton Traminette 1.5tons @ $1,500/ton
Chris or Karen Pike Bloomfield, KY (502)827-2215 Riesling 4 tons
John Leiniger Fayette County johnl@lcw-inc.com LaCrescent Frontenac Gris 1 ton of LaCrescent and 1.5-2 tons of Frontenac Gris Interested in contracting someone to make and bottle wine
David
Gander
Swiss Heights Vineyard D&W Gander Farm Boyle County (859) 236-4707

Elvira

Niagra

Fontenac Northon/Cynthiana

140 vines, Est. 1/2-3/4 ton yield 140 vines, Est. 1/2-3/4 ton yield 240 vines, Est. 1 ton yield 210 vines, Est. 1 ton yield
Don Blackburn Box Creek Vineyards Fayette Co teelex@
windstream.net
859-806-5795
Niagara Approx. 1,000-2,000 lbs

William Wesselak

Lake Barkley Vineyard

Caldwell Co

(847) 561-1400

genpower@earthlink.net

For 2013:

Cab Franc

Riesling

Chardonnay

Chambourcin

Chardonel

Catawba

 

2 tons

2 tons

1 ton

2 tons

2 tons

1/2 ton

 

David Shaw

Miller Station Vineyard

 

8377 Stonehouse Rd..

California, KY

Capbell Co.

 

dwshaw@fuse.net

(859) 635-0572

 

For 2013:

Cayuga White

 

 

4-5 tons

 

Brent Brantley

 

423 N. Main St.

Marion, KY

 

brent_brantley@whycliffe.org

630-306-2547

 

For 2013:

Chambourcin

 

 

500 lbs (est.)

 

Billy Davis

Arbor Stone Vineyards

 

Leitchfield, KY

 

arborstonevineyards@gmail.com

270-589-7301

 

For 2013:

Chambourcin

Cab Franc

Albarino

Chardonel

 

 

1 ton (est.)

1 ton (est.)

1/2 ton (est.)

1/2 ton (est.)

 

Randy Yaden

 

 

(502) 310-9607

randyyaden@bellsouth.net

 

For 2013:

Seyval Blanc

Chambourcin

 

 

6 tons

4 tons

(est. late Sept or early Oct)

 

Cathy Edwards

 

Clark Co, Kentucky

 

(859) 321-1121

ce@harknessedwardsvineyards.com

 

 

For 2013:

Viognier

Norton

Cab Sauv

Mourvedre

Cabernet Dore

(Norton x Cab Sauv- white)

 

 

 

1 tons

8 tons

1.5 tons

1.5 tons

4 tons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald & lillian Peace

 

Sparta, Owen Co.

 

(859) 630-1511

(859) 640-2768

lilpeace69@gmail.com

 

For 2013:

Cayuga

De Chaunac

 

 

2 tons (ASAP)

1.5-2 tons (mid-September)

 

Derek Vaughan

 

Clark Co.

 

derekvgn@aol.com

 

For 2013:

Chambourcin

 

 

1-1.5 Acres

 

Kentucky Hilltop Vineyards

 

Scottsville

 

KYhilltopvines@nctc.com

(270) 622-8099

(256) 777-0651

 

For 2013:

Cab Franc

 

 

 

 

1,500 lbs

 

Echo Valley Vineyards

 

Fleming Co.

 

(606) 748- 7774

(606) 849-9675

 

For 2013:

Traminette

Cab Sauv

 

 

1 ton

800-1,000 lb

 

 

Howards Mill Vineyard- Lewis Donohew

 

 

Montgomery Co

 

 

(859) 585-3674

 

For 2014:

Vidal Blanc

 

 

18-20 tons

 

Charles Taulbee

 

Magoffin Co

 

(606) 349-7966

cestaulbee@gmail.com

For 2014:

Blueberries

 

1,000 Gallons

 

For more information about Kentucky Grape and Wine Marketing, contact 502-564-4983


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Grapes Wanted
Winery Name Contact
Name
Email/ Phone Varietal Amount Other
Green Acres Vineyard and Winery Alex Ackermann
(270) 699-2646
(270) 402-1285
drandmrsack
@yahoo.com

Vidal Blanc
Seval Blanc
Chardonnel
Needs to purchase
Glisson Vineyards & Winery Stephen Glisson (270) 210-0930
sglisson@vci.net

Chambourcin
Traminette
Cabernet Franc
Vignoles
Vidal Blanc
Norton

1-2 tons
1-2 tons
1 ton
1-2 tons
Looking to contract and purchase.
Talon Winery Kerry Jolliffe
(859)321-1360 (cell)
winemaker
@talonwine.com
Chardonel 9 tons
Kinkead Ridge Winery Ron Barrett
(937) 392-1178home
(937) 392-6077 winery rbarrett@hughes.net
Chambourcin 1-3 tons
Must be from N. KY with Ohio River Valley appellation preferred; $1,000-$1,300 perton depending on particulars
Chrisman Mill Winery Chris Nelson (859) 881- 5007 Vidal Blanc 3-4 tons

Stone Brook Winery Melbourne, KY
Dennis Walter (859)-635-0111 Chardonel 2 tons
Prodigy Vineyards & Winery Chad Peach
502-803-5221
chadpearch@aol.com

Riesling
Chardonel
2-4 tons each
Generation Hill Winery Bill Buda
859-816-7142
generationhill@hotmail.com
Riesling 1 ton
Dave Lynn Dave Lynn

859-757-9008

buck.lynn@gmail.com

Catawba

Niagara

Norton

Concord

500-1000lbs  Lives in Sparta area

Old 502 Winery

Louisville, KY

Logan Leet

859-806-9373

logan@old502.com

Vidal Blanc 5 tons  

For more information about Kentucky Grape and Wine Marketing, call (502) 564-4983.


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