First off folks,
Thank you to all who have shelled out your hard earned dough to purchase our wine. You took a chance on a small winery that is not from across the pond or from that western state that sits on a cliff and fault lines, so for that, you should realize how awesome you really are. As far as you’re concerned, we’re just the people with the hysterical labels, incredible wines, and a small following. So if you hocked up your cash for the taste of our little pride and joy it means you must have some kinda faith in your friends opinions or you’re just a rockin’ bad ass with great taste!! So the least we can do is give you a good wine to enjoy and, hopefully, that all worked out grandly.
Of course, you could also just be trying us at a festival, in which case: What are you doing looking at this page and missing all the great fun that is around you? You should be trying as many of the wines that Kentucky has to offer and realize that this small slice of Americana produces some of the greatest wines that you have never tasted.
By the time you read this we will be in over 60 restaurant and retail stores throughout Kentucky, Ohio, a lively event on the west coast known as the Santa Catalina Hollywood Film Festival, and will be debuting in The Hearty Boys new restaurant in Chicago. Miami, New York, and L.A. are on the list to come, so you need to realize that this bitchin’ lil’ winery is going national my Horseshoe Benders!!
So huge thanks to the retailers, restaurant owners, bar managers, and service crews (stand up and take a bow). Again, you all are the ones who took a leap of faith in putting this on your shelves or wine lists and that is a debt that can never be repaid. Inside this site you will find everywhere that we are and the names of the people who took a chance on us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Now stop patting yourselves on the back and get back to selling!!
They took a risk on us and it is one we are eternally grateful for.
We love making our European style dry wines. It was a dream of the owners for the better part of their lives and we continue to tweak and evolve to become better than we are. Trust me when I tell you that we don’t do this for the money but for the passion, the easiest way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start with a large one and watch it slowly dwindle away! We are just hardcore farmers with the best end product on the planet. Believe me when I tell you that there is no greater feeling than tasting your wine as it progresses into something that gets better the longer it sits. It’s truly amazing! It’s also worth remembering that this is one of the oldest professions in the history of our tiny blue marble and that without those who have paved the way before us we would be just as lost and not as lucky or fortunate to produce the content that sits in our bottles. So thank you to those who have written and recorded all the mistakes that you have made. Appreciate it!
Bloody hell, that reads like a sappy, sobby, romance novel. Boo on me. I gotta run, so make sure you look over this site. Always feel free to call with questions (no answers please, that would be just too easy). If you haven’t been out here yet, why the hell not? Dinners are beginning again with a little thing we call Around the World. Jamaica is set for next month. If you don’t make a reservation I will personally come to your house and steal your mailbox.
If our winery keeps getting national and local acclaim I will finally be able to afford Rogaine or a permanent set of hair plugs.
Love you all,
Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery
(put that in your pipe and smoke it western states!!!!)