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“Nice little winery”

Equus Run Vineyard & Winery
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Midway
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our winery is nestled on 38 acres surrounded by the meandering South Elkhorn Creek and scenic horse farms. We are open year round with numerous events such as local music, dinner theatre, open houses, and outdoor concerts. Wedding and party rental of renovated tobacco barns is available. Wine tastings and tours daily.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stopped at Equus Run Vineyards mostly because it was conveniently located - and because the afternoon was just beginning and it was a lovely, warm winter day. We found a tiny tasting room staffed by two friendly "wine guides" that efficiently set us up in a tasting of their products....and left with three bottles of wine and some happy memories of stories shared and flavors enjoyed. If you go, make sure to try their distinctive dessert wine, "Passionate Kiss," which is a lot less tacky than it may seem. I'm not a raving fan of sweet wines, but this one was only sweet enough - sort of like a chocolate-covered cherry. You'll probably also be offered a chance to join the winery's wine club - think that one over.

Thank Charla
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wines and entertainment are what Equus Run is all about. We always have a great time there! We are wine members so we often take visitors there to taste wine with us and to pick up our quarterly wine selections.

2  Thank Lesflan
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The visit to ER was an alternative to a distillery tour that went bust. ER is one of an expanding number of small estate wineries across Kentucky who have developed due to the limestone-enriched and well-drained soil that benefits from its inclusion in the Ohio River Valley climate zone. Promotion by the Commonwealth has made vinoculture in Kentucky one of its many growing industries.
Located on Moores Hill Rd, off SR 421, about 10 miles west of Lexington, my first impression when turning into the driveway was that this was once a farm with a tobacco base, the commonest agricultural practice hereabouts. Two large barns contain the grape processing and winemaking, while what might have been the residence now has the offices. The tasting room, with its patio and picnic tables overlooking the vineyard, may have been a two car garage at one time, everything on the place has been totally refitted for its current purpose. Although the tasting room is small, as one reviewer pointed out, any deficiencies are made up for by the effort set forth by the personnel to give every visitor an equal amount of time and attention during their tasting experience. On the Saturday we visited, the place was hoppin' and the tasting room did become somewhat cramped, one had to wait a while even though they had 4 women serving the visitors, but no one ever got shorted on attention.
ER charged us $3 each for the sampling which included a take-home souvenir glass and 6 samples. This souvenir-glass practice is becoming more common where state liquor boards prohibit free samples of alcoholic beverages at wineries - which also impedes the development of the vinoculture in their state. You can see it's need with liquor in bars, but vinoculture is a whole different industry with a whole different set of customer expectations which includes traditional tasting. If you do like we do and buddy-sip each other's glass, you double up the number of different wines you can taste.
ER offers 7 different varieties, some of which are modified as blends or specialties of the house - Viognier, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot, Zinfandel, and Merlot. These wines range from $14 to $16 per bottle, with several specials as high as $25. We found the Riesling our favorite with the Vidal and Merlot right behind.
ER offers two wines called Derby Chardonnay and Derby Merlot at $16 and $19 respectively as wines recognized in affilliation with the Kentucky Derby. Although I drink neither variety regularly, the Merlot I enjoyed because it is sweeter than average Merlot and the Chardonnay also isn't as crisp as a California. The best of the specialty lot, however, is their "Passionate Kiss", a blend of their Merlot with a touch of chocolate - decandantly delicious.
This is a place in a quiet valley along a quiet Kentucky "run" where one can take a glass of good wine and sit "a spell" and just let the cobwebs drift away. Enjoy!!

Thank bassbum
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

During a company meeting, we took a excursion to experience the hospitality of the blue grass state and found a gem. The tour was interesting and informative, not over loaded with facts and obscure details. The tasting was presented in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

Thank tps25701
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We planned out our roadtrip and included Prodigy Winery for our wine tasting fix but couldn't find it. So we subbed Equus after seeing the signs and happy we did. We arrived late in the day, so their was no crowd. We had the place to ourselves and the gal that poured the wine was delightful. We are from California and wine taste all the time locally and this place holds up quite well.
Keep in mind that wines in the South tend to be much sweeter than the West Coast wines. But we ended up buying 5 bottles that lasted us the rest of our vacation. Prices were resonable.

Thank spwilson
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