our Winery

Our main goal when restoring the vineyard and winery has always been to recreate as closely as possible the type of dwellings and vineyard plantings that would have been found in the late 1700’s.


Our research showed that Kentucky laws required that a structure had to be placed on any purchased lot of property. Laws dictated that structures had to be built of log, brick or stone and had to be at least 16’ x 16’. Since Kentucky had an abundance of timber, the buildings were usually hand-hewn log structures.


Our winery closely resembles what would have been found here during that period, but with many of the conveniences we enjoy today.

our tasting room

Our tasting room

Above are photos of the various building stages of our tasting room.

our pavilion

Our pavilion

You can have your event in our Pavilion! Designed to accommodate weddings, parties, reunions and other social or business events – in any season and in any weather – our pavilion can comfortably seat over 175 guests and can be rented for a very reasonable price.


The pavilion is both heated and air-conditioned and the doors can be closed in the event of inclement weather. It also boasts kitchen facilities, dressing rooms, bathrooms and dance floor. Plus, it has a beautiful view of the vineyard, river valley and the rolling hills of Jessamine County.

5800 Sugar Creek Pike • Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356 • (859) 885-9359

Winery Hours: Closed until March 16th Call 859.948.4208 to set appt to come pick up wine • thefirstvineyard@aol.com

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