April 22, 2015

Posted by Greg on April 22, 2015

New Wines Join Silver Medalist at Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery

Springfield, KY, winery is throwing a Wine Release Celebration April 24-26, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, KY – APRIL 2015 – Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery’s Red Jester wine, a spicy and earthy wine with berry and oak tones, has won a Silver Medal at the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. On April 24 to 26, Red Jester will be uncorked and feted during a Release Celebration for his two new friends: White Jester, a white wine blend, and Black Jester, a red wine blend. Along with the Jester line of wines, Kong’s Thong, a super fruit-forward wine, has returned. Join the winery to celebrate and sample the new wines and other Horseshoe Bend favorites accompanied by light hors d’oeuvres. Visit www.HorseshoeBend-Ky.com for more information.

Located on a hilltop in Springfield, KY, with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valley, Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery is known for its European-styles wines – all dry and meant to be paired deliciously with food. A large deck offers the perfect seating for relaxing with a bottle of Horseshoe Bend wine and soaking in the breathtaking vista.

Tastings are offered at the winery for a small fee. Cheese trays are available for purchase. On Fridays there is grilled cheese and, on Saturdays, pulled pork. “Dine on the Deck” events occur

regularly throughout the season, including the day-long Pigapalooza in June. For details, check the winery’s calendar on the website or call the winery at 859-375-0296.

Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery is open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April through September. The hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday March through October. It is open 1-5 p.m. Sunday year-round.

Visit www.HorseshoeBend-Ky.com and click on “News & Events” to see what is being planned at the winery and in the vineyard. Visit www.SeeSpringfield.com to see all the reasons to visit this central Kentucky community. In addition to the winery, Springfield is home to the new Kentucky Fiber Trail, NFL legend’s Phil Simms Exhibit and the Lincoln Homestead State Park, and sits at the crossroads of the Trans America Bike and three routes traversing the Bike the Bourbon Trail.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Bob and Ann Karsner, Owners

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards

859-375-0296

Carla Abbi, Executive Director

Springfield Tourism Commission

859-336-5440

Hi- and Low-res images available.

ABOUT HORSESHOE BEND WINERY Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery is a family-owned and operated winery and vineyard sitting on an 80-acre farm in Springfield, KY. Established in 1997, the award-winning vineyard is known for its European style dry wines, including a half dozen available for tasting. The Tasting Room and its outdoor deck seating overlook the hills and valleys of Springfield. Horseshoe Bend wines are currently available in 60 restaurants and retail outlets throughout Kentucky and Ohio. Events, including “Dine on the Deck” and private catered dinners accompanied by live music, are scheduled from spring through fall. Facebook/HorseshoeBendWinery

ABOUT SPRINGFIELD, KY Located at the center of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® on the crossroads of major adventure cycling trails, Springfield, Ky., has something unexpected around every corner: bourbon, wine and the new Kentucky Fiber Trail; locally-raised specialties like GMO-free beef, shitake mushrooms, organic greens and more; artisan-designed handicrafts; Lincoln and Civil War history; golf at Lincoln Homestead State Park; fishing and boating on Willisburg Lake; and a commitment to a

sustainable future. Cyclists find the Trans America Bike and three routes traversing the Bike the Bourbon Trail. Foodies discover fine dining with a Southern flair and culinary outings to the vineyard. Historians come across Kentucky’s original Holy Land. Eco-minded travelers find alpaca farms, greenhouses and farmers markets. As home to one of Kentucky’s most award-winning bed and breakfast inns, Historic 1851 Maple Hill Manor, as well as a 62-room hotel and city camping, Springfield makes a charming destination for an overnight or a long weekend. Facebook/SeeSpringfieldKY