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“Pleasant and Peaceful”

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 October 2, 2013

Equus Run is a both a winery and vineyard. The wine they make is delicious! Getting to the winery is half the fun. The serene beauty of the surrounding area is just breathtaking. Stone fences, horse farms and creeks make for a wonderful drive. Once at Equus Run, you can experience wonderful wines. The taste is 6 for $5 and you keep the glass which is etched with their name. From dry to very sweet, you are bound to find something you like. The problem arises when you find too many! After your tasting you can browse the gift shop or purchase a bottle to sit out on their patio, my favorite thing to do! It is one of the most peaceful places I've been too. They also have a barn where on occasion, they will have live music. The next time you're near Lexington, make this a stop! You won't be sorry.

1  Thank Katy K
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I found this winery through the Vintage Kentucky app and wanted to visit since it was on our way from Louisville to Lexington. The grounds are lovely and the wines were very good. There should be something for almost any palate. The owner was very welcoming and personable which made for an enjoyable tasting. It was so pleasant to buy a glass of wine and relax on the deck overlooking the vineyards.

1  Thank bbsnwa
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went to Equus for the "Tunes in the vines" Series on a Sunday from 2-4. It was so lovely and relaxing. My fiance and I bought some wine and sat on the patio right next to the vineyard. We listened to excellent Blues playing live. We sat next to a large table full of people who had brought their own comfy chairs, tons of food and water. Obviously, they had been there before and make a day of it. Everyone on the patio seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. The wine was excellent. We also did a tasting in the tasting room away from the Event Barn and the girl that did our tasting was very energetic, great personality, and you could tell really loved her job. She was extremely knowledgeable about the wines and very complimentary of the winery, the grounds (which are beautiful) and enjoyed talking and laughing with us. I would highly recommend check this winery out! There was a food truck there that was supposed to serve burgers but they only served hotdogs/sausage that day. I had the chicken sausage that came with an excellent sauce so I was happy. You are encouraged however to bring your own picnic, that would have been the way to go. We also purchased some awesome cheese and crackers so we were very happily fed and quite content.

1  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We held an all day retreat at Equus Run Vineyards yesterday and it was a winner! The great out-of-the-norm location helped us feel like we had gotten away from it all yet it was conveniently located 15-30 minutes to Lexington, Georgetown and Frankfort.
It was a beautiful venue in which we had 60+ people in attendance. We choose DeRae & Friends to provide our catered lunch and we weren't disappointed! The covered patio at Equus Run provided a wonderfully, relaxing break and lunch spot.
Not enough can be said about the Equus staff and owners! They took great care of us and helped with planning, preview and setup to be sure our meeting was a success.
We concluded our retreat with a fun wine tasting event which made for a fitting end to a wonderful day!

2  Thank Carla H
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

While staying in Lexington, we were looking for a way to pass the time and found an advertisement for Equus Run. We made the drive over -- through acres of scenic horse farms and rolling hills -- and it was definitely worth it. Their wines are incredible! We paid $5 a person for a tasting, and we each received a glass once the tasting was complete. A tasting allows you to try 5 wines, choosing from their list of available wines.

Our hostess was very helpful and friendly -- and the wines were incredible! The prices were not as high as other wineries we've visited in the past -- I'd say middle-range, as far as that goes. But honestly, I felt the prices were reasonable for the taste of their wines. We loved every wine we tried, and that is saying something! They have wines for all palates, and we really enjoyed our visit. They have a nice selection; not too many wines that it's overwhelming, but enough to taste a variety of types.

The grounds themselves are beautiful; we spent a lot of time walking around and exploring after we did our tasting. I would definitely visit again if we were in the area!

2  Thank shesastarr
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