Wine & Spirits Itinerary

Day 1

Start your day with a tour of Elk Creek Vineyards – Nestled among the rolling hills of Kentucky in Owenton. Elk Creek was established in 2003 with the belief that the only way to make great wines is to intimately know what grows best on Kentucky soil. Lunch will be eaten on site at Elk Creek Vineyard in their café.

After lunch, return to Frankfort for a guided tour of the historic Buffalo Trace Distillery. Learn about, and see bourbon being made in the world’s most decorated distillery. Several different tour options are available. All tours are complimentary and include a free tasting.

Before dinner, save time to visit our charming shopping venues in the downtown district.

For dinner, enjoy one of Frankfort’s “hot” spots, Bourbon on Main. A place where you can gather, feast, and have fun. BOM is Located in beautiful Historic Downtown Frankfort and on the banks of the Kentucky River.

If you are visiting on a weekend in July, you may stroll through downtown and enjoy the free concerts that are held on the Old State Capitol lawn. Check out our events calendar for actual dates.

Day 2

Head east to Castle and Key Distillery. Experience well-crafted spirits on 113 acres of rolling hills in a castle that holds more than a century of distilling history. Neighboring this massive castle, you will find Glenn’s Creek Distillery, located in the old bottling and shipping building of the former Old Crow Distillery.  This craft distillery offers a pot distilled, hand-crafted, single barrel, barrel strength bourbon. We suggest lunch at Stave before venturing out for more adult beverages.

Depending on the time you have, your options for the afternoon may make you plan more time in Frankfort so that you can experience them all!  You may decide to continue on to Wooodford Reserve. One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812.  Or if some Kentucky wine is what you are craving, you will want to take a beautiful drive to Equus Run Vineyards. Situated on 35 acres, amidst picturesque thoroughbred horse farms, historic stone fences and the quaint charm of Midway, KY. Equus Run was voted by CNN Travel as a Must See Hidden Treasure of the US.

Still thirsty? On the trip back to Frankfort, stop for a wine tasting at Prodigy Vineyards & Winery. Prodigy’s tasting room will give you another sample of central Kentucky wines in a beautiful setting.

End the evening with a quiet dinner at Serafini Restaurant, located on historic Saint Clair St., across from the Old State Capitol. Using local ingredients, Serifini’s chef creates mouth-watering specialties, combining the best of Italy with Kentucky’s southern food traditions.

Day 3

Begin your day with a tour of Three Boys Farm Distillery – In the middle of Bourbon Country. Three Boys Distillery is a craft distillery on a small farm, completely family owned and operated. Ross, the owner, will make your entire group feel like family!

From here, you can proceed to Lovers Leap Winery. The vineyard sits atop a limestone base that provides the soil with vital minerals and nutrients similar to those found in the Bordeaux region of France, where some of the best wines in the world are made.

We would suggest lunch in Downtown Frankfort at Sig Luscher’s Tap room where you can enjoy a local food truck and Sig’s famously smooth Pilsner.  After lunch, if the weather is nice, an afternoon at West Sixth Farm is the perfect location for a nice walk, fishing, and gaining a behind the scenes look at the Brewing Industry. Be sure to check out our calendar to stay up to date on special events at the farm!