Enjoying Wine and Whiskey Trail

Wineries and distilleries near Louisville along the Bullitt County Wine and Whiskey Trail are the perfect backdrop for heading outside to enjoy beautiful Fall weather and colorful scenery. While you’re at it, it’s a great time for some mighty fine sippin’ – both bourbon and wine.

While the Jim Beam American Stillhouse and the Four Roses Warehouse and Bottling facility are temporarily closed to visitor tours and tastings during the pandemic, the Bullitt County Kentucky Wine and Whiskey Trail boasts of four vineyards who have gone to great length to remain open with well-planned safety measures for on-site consumption as well as tastings.

Bullitt County’s first commercial vineyard Wight-Meyer Vineyards is open for its tastings of its award-winning wines produced from grapes grown right here in Kentucky. To ensure your safety, Wight-Meyer has undertaken the best practices to prevent the spread of the COVID virus. Click here to learn more about the safety measures they have taken.

Forest Edge Winery a cozy family-owned and operated winery located near the Jim Beam American Stillhouse at the edge of the Bernheim Forest in Shepherdsville at the head of the Kentucky Wine and Whiskey Trail, is open for both wine tastings and on-site consumption. Forest Edge has taken very careful measures to ensure everyone’s safety and still provide a memorable and satisfying wine tasting experience. Click on FAQ for an overview of the safety measures in place for your visit and wine tasting.

MillaNova Winery located in Mt. Washington, KY, 7 miles northeast of Shepherdsville, has twice been voted the best wine in Bullitt County. Its unique setting on 22 acres with a panoramic view from a 50 x 60-foot pavilion is a picturesque wedding and special events venue. MillaNova is open daily for wine tastings and is child and pet friendly.  

If you are looking for Bullitt County wineries near Louisville, you must stop by Brooks Hill Winery, the “little winery up the hill”.   With safety in mind against the COVID virus, Brooks Hill is open for wine tastings on the covered pavilion and the patio. Located about 5 miles south of Louisville, Brooks Hill provides a relaxed environment, a favorite among Bullitt County and Bourbon Trail Wineries.

While the Jim Beam American Stillhouse has chosen to pause its tours and tastings as a precaution against the COVID virus, the spirit of the nation’s #1 selling Bourbon remains intact.   You can sit back and relax, and while you’re sipping your Jim Beam in the safety of your home, have “Another Round” by joining the virtual livestream series hosted by 8th Generation Beam Distiller, Freddie Noe. Freddie and his guests will share personal stories of Beam, Bourbon and more!   For info click “Another Round with Freddie”.

Another virtual way to help you keep the Jim Beam spirit alive is to download their “Message in a Bottle” app from your phone’s app store…their own Augmented Reality Experience!

The Four Roses Warehouse and Bottling Facility, a legend on the Bullitt County Wine and Whiskey Trail and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, has reopened its Visitor’s Center in Cox Creek for retail business. At this time, only a limited number of people are being admitted to the Visitor’s Center at one time.   Four Roses is working hard to provide a safe environment for its tastings and gatherings. In the meantime, courtesy curbside retail service is available by phone order and appointment.

The distilleries and wineries dotted along the Bullitt County Wine and Whiskey Trail are generally within 9-10 miles of each other. If you plan to stay in the area to fully enjoy the Wine and Whiskey Trail and other attractions, there are many Bourbon Trail hotels and other lodging and dining choices in the Shepherdsville area.

What are you waiting for!