Wine competitions will take place in Nicholasville, Bardstown, Highland Heights and Danville, and a festival will follow about a month after each competition. The Kentucky State Fair will hold its first commercial wine competition in August.
“Kentucky's wine industry is growing in quantity and quality,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “A generation ago, Kentucky had no wineries; now we have 47. Some of our wineries are good enough to compete with the biggest and best winemakers in the world. These competitions will give our winemakers a chance to measure themselves against their peers, and the festivals will provide visitors the opportunity to taste some great Kentucky Proud wines.”
The schedule of events includes: