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Address: 5500 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
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Owners Neil and Rachel bought a beautiful 30 acre farm near Versailles,...

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.

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The wines we tried were delicious!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Crystal M
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Imperial, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I made a wrong turn and while trying to find my way I came across Wildside. I tasted six of their wines and settled on the Bourbon Barrel Cabernet. They make wines from fruit other than grapes. They were all great wines and the host was friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

As we approached the Lexington area ahead of schedule we Googled things to do to kill some time. What a wonderful surprise we found at Wildside. The staff was very helpful, the price of a wine flight very reasonable, outside seating was delightful after 4 hours in the car. Best surprise of all was the wine. After an hour of... More 

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Arad, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited this winery for the first time. It was a bit different from wineries we have been to in the past. The staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Wines were very good. There was a nice option of adding cheese which we did. Tasting itself was inexpensive and you could choose to purchase extras like glass, cheese etc. Short... More 

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Mommabell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautify spot for an intimate wedding (less than 200). The grape arbors made for great 1st look pictures. There is SO much space to have an amazing event! The decks, patio shelter, lawn, gazebo - everything was beautiful! Our daughter said it was her dream wedding! Thank you for making it easy to help plan this remotely from... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stopped in here as we were doing the Bourbon trail as something for my wife since she doesn't like Bourbon. Nice winery and tasting room. Good selection of wines and most were very tasty. I was particularly impressed with the "Black Barrel Reserve". VERY NICE! Staff was very nice and pleasant. Prices were decent as well. As I said, the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Friendly staff and wonderful variety of wines We chose bottles of the black walnut and sangria to bring home with us

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The wines are pretty good with quite a variety of types. Sweet to dry. My favorite is the Wild Quartet. BBR and Chardonell are good too, but I like dry wines. They also have some sweet and fruity wines of some non-typical flavors, including paw paw and black walnut. Staff is super friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at the Wildside. Very friendly service and great format for tastings. A wide variety of wines including some made with Kentucky grapes and one wine aged in Bourbon barrels.

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