Looking for things to do in Lexington, Kentucky? We visited the Talon Winery for one of their Jazz on the Porch nights, and here's what we thought.
A few months ago, we moved to Kentucky.
We moved to a tiny town, with a Kroger, a Walmart... and not much else.
Lexington, Kentucky, is SO CLOSE.
Since moving, we've made the hour-long drive towards Lexington about once a week.
And each time, I make my usual rounds.
I go to Trader Joe's.
I go out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants.
And at some point I realized: I was in a rut. I needed to find MORE things to do in Lexington.
So, when my parents invited us to an "outdoor jazz on the porch thing" in Lexington, the husband and I joined in.
Either I wasn't paying very close attention (totally possible), or they didn't mention it, but I was thrilled to realize that the event was at Talon Vineyard.
And even more excited when I realized-- I could go taste the wine!
There were happy dances all around.
Where is Talon Winery?
Talon Winery and Vineyards is just south of Lexington.
In other words-- it's not downtown.
You'll drive down curvy roads in the Kentucky countryside, past quaint rolling hills, horses, and massive mansion-like homes.
And then-- there it is.
Talon Winery, along with sweeping views of grapevines.
We'd arrived for one of their free summer Jazz on the Porch nights, unloaded our folding chairs, and claimed a spot on their grassy lawn.
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Tastings at Talon Winery
Once we'd claimed our spot on the grass, we wandered into the tasting room.
The husband and I each did a tasting-- he picked the three dry red wines, and I chose a pinot gris, a bourbon barrel aged white wine, and their rose.
We (of course) shared our tasting choices with each other, and then picked our favorite-- their cabernet sauvignon.
With wine in hand, we went back to the lawn to listen to the music.
But something distracted me-- BEER CHEESE.
Talon winery had a food truck on site-- Larry Mac's Kentucky Beer Cheese food truck.
Once I realized there was cheese, I had no choice but to taste it. And then-- the beer cheese ladies let me taste ALL of their cheese!
It was a happy day.
After I'd happily devoured some jalapeño beer cheese, I decided-- glass of wine in hand-- to go for a walk through the vineyard.
I love wandering around vineyards-- especially with jazz music in the background.
We definitely enjoyed our visit, and will be back!
The next time you're in Lexington, swing by Talon Winery and let me know what you thought.