Owners Neil and Rachel Vasilakes bought a beautiful 30 acre farm near Versailles, Kentucky in Woodford County in 1997 and began planting grapes, berries, apples, and peaches in 1998. We named the farm, Wildside Farm because of the wild sunflowers and coneflowers that grew in abundance. In addition, the name fit because the farm was initially certified organic until we learned that a minimum of amount of pesticides was needed to keep the fruits healthy. We still use minimal pesticides. Each year we plant more grapes until today we have over eleven acres of grapes, three acres of fruit trees and 1.5 acres of berries.
Here's what we have:
Seyval Blanc 1 acre, Dechaunac- 1/4 acre, Marchal Foch- 1/4 acre, Cayuga White- 1 acre, Norton- 1-1/4 acres, Chambourcin- 1/2 acre, Traminette- 1/4 acre, Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 acre (this is dying out and we will be replanting), Cabernet Franc- 2 acres, Riesling- 2 acres, Vidal Blanc- 2 acres.
We have three acres of apples, pears and peaches for our hard cider and peach mead wines.
We have one and a half acres of tame blackberries for our blackberry wine (ask about picking in July and August and getting half free and we keep half). And finally, 30 blueberry plants for our blueberry wine. We also have ten bearing Pawpaw trees, and 50 persimmon trees (I hope to make persimmon wine soon).
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Hours of Operation:
Tuesday- Saturday 12pm-7pm
Sunday from 1pm-5pm
5500 Troy Pike
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
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