Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery

With spring firmly upon us, it’s time to set aside the reds and reach for the whites. I did just that recently by opening 2 bottles received from Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery. Located in Nicholasville, Kentucky, just outside of America’s first commercial winery, Chrisman Mill produced its first wine in 1999. A commitment to producing wines sourced and bottled from Kentucky, Chrisman Mill supports over 14 local and regional grape growers, in addition to their estate vineyard. Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Norton, and Chambourcin are just a few of the varieties they produce.

First in glass included the Ensemble, a drier white wine produced from Vidal Blanc grapes. Bright, shiny flavors, with rich tropical fruits dominate the nose and palate. A well-rounded wine that is delicious from beginning to end. Not to be outdone, the next wine was also a Vidal Blanc, and happens to be their top seller. Floral aromas and honeysuckle greet your nose and lead you into sips that are wrapped in apple and pears, finishing with a surprisingly long finish. An easy drinking wine.

Owners Chris and Denise Nelson understand the concept of “terroir” and are producing wines that make Kentucky proud. I applaud the effort and recommend you see for yourself why Chrisman Mill Vineyards has been called “the best kept secret in Kentucky”. And don’t forget to tell them sent you. Cheers!

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