Kentucky Proud WineFest

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Best Wines in Kentucky to be featured at LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival WineFest

 LOUISVILLE, KY   – Kentucky’s own Napa Valley continues to flourish. Four wineries were awarded with the Commissioner’s Cup – the highest recognition awarded to the top Kentucky wine of the year. In a new partnership between the Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the winning wines will be featured at the 2018 Kentucky Proud WineFest. “We established the Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition and Commissioner’s Cup as a way to recognize as well as bring consumer attention to the top quality wines being produced throughout the state each year,” said Tyler Madison, Kentucky Department of Agriculture. “Partnering with the…


One Person’s Take on The KDF WineFest on Louisville’s Belvedere

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley All families have their quirks. Oh man, the Hollenkamp family is no different. There’s five of us, three of us girls. And we share a deep love for a lot of things, two of them being our mom and wine. So when we found out the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Kentucky Proud WineFest opened the night of our mom’s 79th birthday (who has been making her own wine for a decade), we knew exactly how we were going to celebrate … and unleashed the Hollenkamp Family onto the Belvedere last night. My husband and I arrived first,…