Kentucky Proud Wines | Chardonnay
Blush | Cabernet Sauvignon
Elk Creek Vineyards offers Kentucky Proud wine selection including chardonnay, blush, cabernet sauvignon, and table wine. Each wine contains unique characteristics to stimulate the palate. The characteristics these wines embody reflect the unique climate and soil that Kentucky offers. Kentucky has ideal temperatures and climate for growing well-balanced grapes like those grown in the noble regions of France and Italy. The region's early settlers knew this. In 1798, a European settler named Jean Jacques du Four planted the first Kentucky Vineyard. Many European immigrants planted extensive vineyards in Kentucky. In fact, the first commercial vineyard was started in Kentucky, and backed by money from several prominent statesmen, including Henry Clay. By 1870, Kentucky was a leading wine producer, producing more than half the nation's output at that time. Unfortunately, prohibition came in the 1920's and all the vines were ripped out. Kentucky has never fully recovered. But today, the grape industry in Kentucky is experiencing a renaissance. New vineyards are being planted and new wineries are being built. Century House is one of those new endeavors, using the heritage from 200 years ago combined with the uniqueness of today's small Kentucky winery.