News & Events

July 11, 2015

Posted by Greg on July 11, 2015

Date Night I on July 18 features A Mediterranean Feast.

Chef Joe Wintz from Lexington joins us to prepare a Mediterranean Feast blending the summer fruits and vegetables of Kentucky with the style, panache, and spices from across the pond.

A Summer Salad
Flank Steak accompanied by Mushroom Bordelaise with Hash Brown Style Mashed Potatoes
Strawberry Shortcake

Enjoy elegant dining out under the stars for $50 pp.  Wine, Tax, and Gratuity are additional.
Reservations are necessary for this one by Wednesday, July 15.  Call 859-375-0296 to reserve and guarantee a place at the table!

June 29, 2015

Posted by Greg on June 29, 2015

Horseshoe Bend will close at 3pm Saturday, July 4 so you may find a good seat at your local fireworks show after enjoying a picnic with your family and friends.  July 18 Date Night Menu to be revealed next week.  Drive carefully and enjoy the Holiday.

June 19, 2015

Posted by Greg on June 19, 2015

Celebrate Midsummer (plus a few days) with a Low Country Boil at Horseshoe Bend Saturday June 27 at 6pm.  Enjoy a Low Country Boil, Coleslaw, and Amish rolls while listening to local, original, music by Matt and Ryan Branstetter.  $25 each plus Wine, Tax, and Gratuity.

April 22, 2015

Posted by Greg on April 22, 2015

Celebrate the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of the country.

 See the grapes waking up and stretching. The redbuds are spectacular and the wildflowers are keeping them company. Mayapple, violets, trillium and more decorate the forest floor.

 Climb the hills and tramp the woods to experience the wonder of spring. (The ground is uneven so wear super sturdy shoes and walking sticks are recommended.)

 Listen to the birds, crickets and frogs. One can almost hear the grass and the dandelions pop up and up and up!

 Smell the fresh air on the deck at Horseshoe Bend and sip a glass of luscious wine.

 Mmmm. Grilled cheese Fridays and pulled pork Saturdays are here to stay.


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 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 and click on “News & Events” to see what is being planned at the winery and in the vineyard. Visit 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.


Bob and Ann Karsner, Owners

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards


Carla Abbi, Executive Director

Springfield Tourism Commission


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


March 25, 2015

Posted by Greg on March 25, 2015

Waking up from our winter’s nap.  Yesterday I saw hints of redbuds.  Watch for our upcoming email blasts and send your name to to be added to the list.

March 28 is the McConnell Springs Barrel Tasting and we will have lunch available for $12.  Reservations advised.

April 11 is Twofer Dinner celebrating the Jesters Birthday and Horseshoe Bend’s 12th Anniversary.  Twofer $65 plus wine, tax, tip.  Reservations required.  Watch for the menu announcement.  Call the winery at 859-375-0296 to reserve.

January 25, 2015

Posted by Greg on January 25, 2015

Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching and what better way to celebrate than with your friends at Horseshoe Bend Winery! Join us Saturday, February 14th, the Jester awaits! Come out and enjoy a dinner so great! Dinner is at 6:00 pm.  Advanced Reservations including menu choice necessary.   Price is $65 per couple, plus wine, tax, and gratuity. Call 859-375-0296 to reserve.   The menu is:

Assorted Appetizers
Shared salad with hearty winter greens and duo of dressings
Choice of Blackened Chicken or Seared Salmon over
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Citrus Kissed Snow Peas
Duo of Desserts

October 6, 2014

Posted by Greg on October 6, 2014

Upcoming events

LIKE OUR GLUHWEIN?!    We will have it at our   UPCOMING EVENTS!

  • YOGA in the VINEYARD

    We are going to start hosting Yoga in the Vineyard! Lead by Jennifer Hurst from Pink Elephant in Bardstown! She is a wonderful instructor! Cost is 5.00 for class and 10.00 for class and a light lunch! We are anticipating a class every Saturday at 10AM! Come out for our first session next Saturday!!                          October 11, 2014

  • Branstetters and BBQ

Join us at the winery with Matt and Ryan Branstetter playing live music! Good music, good food and great wine!! $10.00 for a plate and entertainment! We will see you 5:30!    

                                                                                              October 11, 2014


    Breast Cancer Benefit Dinner.  Details pending! Join our email blast and we will keep you in the know!                                                                October 25, 2014

September 2014 – Catalina Film Festival

Posted by Greg on September 19, 2014

So how does a small winery in the middle of Kentucky end up being the Official Wine of a Hollywood Film Festival on a resort island just outside of Los Angeles? It was as simple as a chance meeting on a plane.

For the fourth year in a row, Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery, located in Willisburg, Kentucky, is the Official Wine of the Catalina Film Festival on Santa Catalina Island.

It all started when Ron Truppa, director of the festival, was sitting next to Horseshoe Bend’s publicist on a return flight during Christmas.  After a phone call to winemaker Greg Karsner, the rest was history.

“I told him I admired his passion for wanting to start a film festival in the heart of Hollywood and he admired my passion for winemaking. ” Karsner says, “I offered to send him some bottles and if he liked them and wanted to use them to give me a ring.  Four years later……still here!”

Truppa had already tried a variety of California Vineyards but was not satisfied. He appreciates and enjoys what he has with Horseshoe Bend, even if it is half way across the country. “We constantly communicate back and forth about the private labels they provide for us, and the Catalina Wine Mixer party that they throw every year.”

So does any of this wine being in the hands of celebrities on the West Coast have any kind of perks that go with it?   But of course!  Two years ago Greg was able to watch Marvel’s “The Avengers” as well as have lunch with the comic’s founder, Stan Lee. “That was an incredible experience. The nerd in me loved it!”

Who is scheduled to attend this year?  Nicholas Cage and William H. Macy are slated to appear and there is a chance that Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner will also turn out to promote their new movie. And which of these celebrities would Greg Karsner most like to see?  He provided a most Hollywood fashioned answer “No comment.”

The Catalina Film Festival runs from September 25-28 and benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy project. The featured movies are on Friday night (with red carpet previews!) and the weekend is packed with seminars from industry professionals.

May 1, 2014

Posted by Greg on May 1, 2014

Now that we are all defrosted, Horseshoe Bend kicks off the season with Pigapalooza Saturday May 10 followed by the first Burgers and Banjos on May 16.  Beginning in June the first and third Fridays will be Burgers and Banjos and the second and fourth Saturdays will be Vine Dining.  All dates are posted on our calendar so you may plan your summer visits!!  We look forward to seeing you each and every one.