Kentucky Native Cafe 

The Kentucky native cafe is a true urban oasis in the middle of downtown Lexington



Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, Kentucky Opening DayPhoto of Keeneland Racetrack, Lexington, Kentucky on opening day at the track. The 2016 meet starts April 8.  One of Kentucky’s most beautiful attractions for tourists and locals.

Keeneland was founded in 1935 and is the global leader in Thoroughbred horse auctions and conducts world-class Thoroughbred horse racing every April and October.
The 1st million-dollar yearling in Thoroughbred history, Canadian Bound, was sold in 1976 at Keeneland.
In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Of the top ten, Keeneland was ranked #1.
Lexington is considered “The Horse Capital of the World” with more than 450 beautiful horse farms with either white or black board fences and if you ever fly into Lexington Airport this area is a sight to behold from the air!

You Won’t Guess What State is one of the First U.S. Wine Producers

Great post and information on commercial wine production in Kentucky and when it started.


While doing research for my last blog post, I was inspired to share  a relatively unknown fact about U.S. wine. One of the first states to begin commercial wine production was none other than (drum roll) Kentucky which started back in 1799. That isn’t  to say  wine wasn’t being produced in the U.S prior to this, for example, in California Jesuit missionaries started as early as the 1680’s but it wasn’t with the intention of exporting or mass distribution. Kentucky offered an ideal climate for wine-making in addition to the prevalence of limestone near the Ohio River. This combination led to Kentucky being America’s third largest producer of wine in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Kentucky wine production was first started by the Marquis de Lafayette’s wine maker, Jean-Jacques Dufour. He joined forces with statesman, Henry Clay, and launched the “Kentucky Vineyard Society.” While boasting impressive consumers like Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky’s wine…

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