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“Fun afternoon”
Review of Wildside Winery

Wildside Winery
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Versailles
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Owner description: Owners Neil and Rachel bought a beautiful 30 acre farm near Versailles, Kentucky in Woodford County in 1997 and began planting grapes, berries, apples, and peaches in 1998. They named the farm Wildside Farm because of the wild sunflowers and coneflowers that grew in abundance. In addition, the name fit because the farm was initially certified organic until they learned that a minimum of amount of pesticides was needed to keep the fruits healthy. They still use minimal pesticides. Each year they planted more grapes until today they have 5 acres of grapes, two acres of fruit trees and 1.5 acres of berries.Welcome to Wildside Winery your winery near Lexington Kentucky, the airport, and Keeneland racetrack! Come join us for a glass of fine wine. Let us prove to you that Kentucky can compete in wine quality. Located just south of historic Versailles, Kentucky and just minutes from Lexington, Kentucky our comfortable and charming space is the perfect to relax with others to or just escape to enjoy a glass of your favorite wine.Wildside Winery has a great selection of wine styles. We have 9 dry red wines from medium mellow to big and dry.We have dry white wines including Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc. Wildside Winery specializes in exceptional berry wines such as blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry. Our style is to have serious, undiluted, pure fruit wines. We also have a semi-sweet wine called "Sonata". It is our Riesling style wine - very fruity, smooth and a little sweet. We have two sweeter wines the fruity Niagara and the smooth and sweet Wild Rose, which is our rose' and is called for when a customer is looking for a white zinfandel or white Merlot. Neil is the wine maker at Wildside Winery and he loves making new and interesting kinds of wine. These unusual wines are often tricky to make and time consuming. They are often made in small quantities and are usually from fresh local fruit. A short list of the interesting wines are our new Bourbon barrel red wine made with Cabernet, peach mead, fresh strawberry, hard cider, and many other delicious wines. Another special wine is our Port wine. It's aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels. And last but not least, we finally made a sweet red wine that call Dangerous.Wildside Winery is very close to Keenland race track in Lexington, Kentucky. It is convenient to stop in to the winery after Keenland for a wine tasting. We are here to make your visit an enjoyable and memorable one. We look forward to providing a wide range of exciting wines for you to explore in a comfortable, friendly environment. Lets talk about wine, winemaking, vine growing and your preferences in wine.Come taste both serious and fun wines at Wildside Winery.We won a Silver medal for our Cabernet Franc and three Silver medals for the different categories below at the Kentucky State Fair Commercial Wine Contest!Dry red blend we got a silver medal for our "Duet"Sweet red varietal we got silver for Chambourcin "Dangerous"Rose' or blush blend we got a silver medal for "Wild Rose"Check out our new On-line store, just click at the left panel.Chambourcin was voted Number 1 !!!! by popular vote at Vintage Kentucky festival and it won a silver medal at the Indy International Wine Competition.We just received our Retail Beer license! We are now serving quality beers by the drink.
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a Saturday afternoon here tasting wine with 2 other couples. It was very enjoyable. In general Kentucky wines are not considered great but we found 3 reds we liked and purchased a bottle of each. The Owner/Wine Maker was available and chatted with us for awhile. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. We had a really fun time and hope to return.

Thank mwardgamma1
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

While touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail we decided to take a welcomed break from Bourbon for Wine! On a Friday afternoon, it was just us and another couple. We enjoyed speaking with the server while partaking in a tasting. They offer two ways to do a tasting at Wildside. The first, a light flight, will run you $3.00 and you choose any six wines and get a small samples one at a time. The second, a full flight, will run you $6.00 and you still choose any six wines; however, you get larger samples all at the same time on a tray. Although not looking to spend money on wine (as we were in the area for bourbon), we did choose the Fearless to take home with us. Souvenir glass was $4.00 if I remember correctly.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Even though I had a little trouble finding it, This Place is Awesome ! They have a lot of good wines, but my favorite was a port made from the Norton Grapes ! Excellent .. If you haven't been there you need to Go !

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband and I and 2 other couples stopped in over the weekend for a tasting. It was fairly busy in there as they were setting up for a Valentine's dinner event. Even though busy, our server was extremely nice and took her time explaining the flavors, answering any questions we have about the different wines and even recommending a flavor that we may like.

I like sweet wines and my husband and I both tried the same flavors. He ordered a full flight with 6 - 2 oz pours and I ordered the light flight with 6 - 1 ounce pours.

The wines we tried were delicious! The Black Walnut was really good and actually tastes like walnuts! I was very surprised that the walnut taste came through and how tasty it is.

The tasting room is quite small but friendly and inviting.

The 6 of us had a wonderful, relaxing time and will definitely be back!

Thank Crystal M
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little "Mom/ Pops" type of winery. We stopped by after we checked into our inn prior to dinner. Don't expect anything too upscale or educational but it is great for a relaxed experience. This is more of a laid back tasting versus a formal tasting.

The prices are very good, there is a wide variety, and the wine is excellent. She has snacks available as well. We had a great time!

Thank Cora D
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