Voted by CNN Travel as a “Must See Hidden Treasure of the United States”, Equus Run Vineyards is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region. A scenic drive passing thoroughbred horse farms and charming quaint towns leads you to Equus Run in Midway, KY. Nestled on 35 acres of a former tobacco and cattle farm, Equus Run celebrates their award-winning wines by offering wine tastings, vineyard tours, outdoor summer concerts, and Tunes in the Vines on Sundays.
Tunes in the Vines is a two-hour free event taking place every Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. Music from a variety of genres is provided. Visitors may bring their picnic lunch and enjoy their favorite bottle of wine on the covered patio surrounded by the vineyards. If you are not sure of your favorite wine or want to try something different, arrive early to enjoy tastings of six wine varietals in a souvenir glass for $3 a person. The Derby Chardonnay and Cabernet Blanc are currently the more popular choices. Enjoy the music of Brian Fallis this Sunday, August 19, 2012.
In addition to the Sunday afternoon events, Equus Run Vineyards also hosts their summer concert series which includes a dinner buffet followed by a concert in their outdoor amphitheater. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2012 with classic rock and blues music from Old School Band. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 859-846-9463.
For a behind-the-scenes look at wine processing, tours are available every day at 1:30 p.m., except on Sundays. Fall is an ideal time to take the tour when the grapes are harvested. Chardonnay grapes will begin in September, but it is suggested that you call the vineyard to confirm the schedule.
Equus Run Vineyards offers several locations on the premises to host weddings, dinners, ceremonies, or corporate events; catering anywhere between 25 to 1200 guests. As an added feature, a specific wine label may be designed for your special occasion for a nominal charge.
The emergence of Equus Run grew from the inspired vision of Cynthia Bohn who remains busy as owner, manager and winemaker. Bohn is a 30-year veteran of IBM Corporation who grew up on a tobacco farm in Hart County. Rich soils were cultivated for the vineyards that were once used for tobacco and hay crops. Her dream became a reality in January 1998 with the opening of Equus Run.
The peaceful ambiance and gardens surrounding the property at Equus Run adds to the unique experience when spending the afternoon at the vineyards. Be sure to check the website for upcoming events throughout the year.