News & Events

November 25, 2015

Posted by Greg on November 25, 2015

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!  Let us all remember to say “Thank You for all that we are and for all that we have!”

November 12, 2015

Posted by Greg on November 12, 2015

Postponed!!  Shrimp Boil at the Winery!  After an abundance of turkey come on out for a Shrimp Boil the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 4 to 7 pm.  Advance reservations are necessary by Tuesday November 24.  Cost is $25 per person pus wine, tax, gratuity.  Come out and warm up with the Jesters!


October 2, 2015–Announcing Pigapalooza II

Posted by Greg on October 2, 2015

October 10:  12-8, October 11 1-7

Family Friendly Rain or Shine Event.  $10 plus wine, tax, tip.  Call 859-375-0296 for questions and advance registration.



September 18, 2015

Posted by Greg on September 18, 2015


Pigapalooza II

October 10, 2015

Watch for details.  Note hours change under Contact Us

September 3, 2015

Posted by Greg on September 3, 2015

Guest Chef Series
September 12
Featuring Chef Justin Cruz

Chef Justin has been in the restaurant business since 2003.  Justin was a corporate trainer and a culinary director’s assistant for Not Your Average Joes, a Boston-based, scratch cooking concept with 20+ Northeast locations.  He was also executive chef of Dublin’s Sportsbar & Grille in New Bedford, MA (his hometown near Cape Cod).  Currently he proudly works at Café Lou Lou in St. Matthews, KY.

He will present a 5 course Menu with Palate Cleanser.

Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta on Baguettes and Olive Tapenade on Baguettes
Ahi Tuna Wontons
Cranberry Teriyaki Chicken with Butternut Squash Cannelloni
Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup (Palate Cleanser)
Soy-Butter Beef on Smashed Buttermilk Potatoes
Macerated Local Peach Crumble

$45 per person, wine, tax, tip additional.  Reservations required.

Call the winery at 859-375-0296 for further details and to reserve.

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