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Address: 5500 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
Phone Number: +1 859-879-3982
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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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Most Excellent Wine Tasting in Area

Based on reviews had to give it a try, certainly did not disappoint. This if by far one of the best wine experiences I've had. Hubby and I decided to sample the different wine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Based on reviews had to give it a try, certainly did not disappoint. This if by far one of the best wine experiences I've had. Hubby and I decided to sample the different wine choices and enjoyed experience with cheese, crackers and nuts. What an experience. Needless to say we walked away happy with a few bottles to re-create the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Wow. What amazing wines. The dry reds were on par with some of the best our wine regions in Virginia. Plus the fun fruit wines? Try the paw paw. So unique!!

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This was a last minute stop while traveling through Versailles on our way to Northern Kentucky. So glad we stopped! Long list of wines to taste. Many sweet varieties to choose from. I think I liked all but one wine that I tasted. Purchased a few bottles to take home with me to enjoy over the summer months. So worth... More 

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Richwood, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a family-run winery in Versailles. We tasted 6 different wine of our choice from a list of about 20. The tasting was well presented with everything labeled for us and the young man who was working was ready to answer any questions we had. He seemed very knowledgeable about the wines as well as the process for making... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit wine's were great. The owner's And stuff were really helpful. Would return in the future.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This is hands down the best winery in Ky. They sale traditional wines along with fruit wines and many sweet wines. Most bottles are under $20. The winery is a true mom and pops type setup and not a Corp. style winery like most of the wineries in Ky.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Staff was friendly and welcoming. Cute place! Good wines.. Try the pawpaw.. very unique flavor.. great if you are a sweet (fruit) wine drinker!

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Made quick stop here before closing, good wines, nice place, not far from parkway. Quaint shop, nice server, looked around a bit, nice outside grounds for gatherings ect. wished had more time. Bought some nice wines cant wait to get home and sip.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Stop here if you like sitting and sipping wine. It was great. I loved the blackberry wine, it was sweet and fabulous. The atmosphere is quiet and the owners treat you like a neighbor. I enjoyed talking to the staff and the visitors. It was a great afternoon experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

I was visiting my mom in Versailles for the week and we decided to go here on a Monday afternoon. A young guy was working ( I can't remember his name ), but he was really nice and my mom and I enjoyed chatting with him. He has a trip to Napa planned and so do I so we enjoyed... More 

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