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Grape and Wine Program

Grape and Wine Program

Kentucky Wine

Toward the latter half of the 19th century, Kentucky was one of the largest grape- and wine-producing states in the nation. Since the mid-1990s, the Commonwealth's grape and wine industry has seen rapid growth and expansion. Kentucky has over 113 grape producers. There are three categories of grapes grown in Kentucky: European (vinifera), French-American hybrids, and American/Native. Currently, there are over 60 small-farm wineries in the commonwealth.


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