Welcome to Elk Creek Vineyards

Nestled among the rolling hills of Kentucky, Elk Creek Vineyards has been proudly serving as Kentucky's premier winery destination since its establishment in 2006.

Explore our Wines

Indulge in a diverse selection of over 20 exquisite wines, with prices starting at just $14.99 per bottle. Experience the flavors of our wines through our wine flights, which offer 4 two-ounce pours - $14 for a sweet flight and $16 each for a dry flight, perfect for enjoying at your table.


Delightful Dining at Our Cafe

Satisfy your cravings at our Cafe, where we serve gourmet sandwiches, salads, and pizzas 6 days a week. Our culinary offerings perfectly complement the wine tasting experience.


Live Entertainment and Outdoor Ambiance

Enhancing your visit, we provide live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. Weather permitting, you can enjoy the music outdoors on our charming patio. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and unwind amidst the picturesque surroundings.


A Venue for Unforgettable Experiences

Beyond wine tastings, Elk Creek Vineyards offers a host of captivating experiences. Take part in winemaking tours, celebrate weddings, attend concerts, and join us for special events. Our three-story stone hearth provides a cozy spot to relax and enjoy true Southern hospitality while savoring a glass of wine or a bottle of beer.


Kentucky's Winemaking Legacy

Did you know that Kentucky was the first state in the US to have a commercial winery before Prohibition? At Elk Creek Vineyards, we take pride in our role as part of this rich winemaking history. When we opened our doors in 2006, Kentucky had only four small farm wineries. As of 2021, that number has grown to an impressive 65. Elk Creek Vineyards stands out as a winery that rivals many located in the esteemed Napa Valley. As a testament to our dedication, we produced Kentucky's first Estate Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Sangiovese wines.


Come and experience the allure of Elk Creek Vineyards. Join us for an unforgettable journey through exceptional wines, delicious cuisine, and unparalleled hospitality in the heart of Kentucky's scenic landscape.

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours: May - October

  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12-7 pm
  • Thursday: 12-7 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 12-11 pm - Live Music: 6-10 pm
  • Sunday: 1-7 pm
  • Closed on Monday

*Please note: Food Service ends at 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 6 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.


Winter Hours: November - April

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 12-7 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 12-10 pm - Live Music: 5:30-9:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1-7 pm
  • Closed on Monday

*Please note: Food Service ends at 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 6 pm on Sunday.

Directions to Elk Creek Vineyards

Elk Creek Vineyards is conveniently located in Owenton, Kentucky, just one hour's drive from Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, or Cincinnati, OH. We are situated at the intersection of Highways 227 & 330. If you are using GPS, please input the following coordinates: 38.502824, -84.788232. Please note that many mapping programs may incorrectly map our location.


Directions from Nearby Cities

From Cincinnati (57 miles)

Freeway (via I-71 South)

Take Interstate 71 South toward Louisville.

Take Exit 57 (Sparta/Warsaw) onto Hwy 35.

Turn left and follow Hwy 35 to Owenton.

Once in Owenton, go through 3 traffic lights.

Turn right at the flashing yellow light onto 227 South.

Follow Hwy 227 for two miles until you reach Hwy 330 East.

The winery will be on your left.


The Scenic Route (via I-75)

Take Interstate 75 South to exit 159 Dry Ridge/Owenton.

Turn right onto KY-22 Taft Highway and continue for approximately 19 miles.

Turn left onto KY-227 S / Georgetown Road and drive for 2 miles.

Turn left onto KY-330.

Elk Creek Winery will be on your left.


From Louisville (78 miles)

Option 1

Take Interstate 71 North to Highway 35 Exit 57 (Sparta Warsaw).

Stay straight for 17 miles, then turn right onto Highway 227 South.

After 2 miles, turn left onto Highway 330.

The winery will be on your left.


Option 2 (through Frankfort)

Take Interstate 64 East to Exit 53 at Frankfort.

Follow Highway 127 North to the intersection with Hwy 22 and turn right.

Turn right onto Hwy 227 South.

After 2 miles, turn left onto Highway 330.

The winery will be on your left.


From Lexington (68 miles)

Take Interstate 75 North to exit 144 for KY-330 toward Owenton/Corinth.

Turn left onto KY-330W/Owenton Road.

Follow Highway 330 for 16 miles.

Elk Creek Winery will be on the right side.


We hope these directions are helpful in finding your way to Elk Creek Vineyards. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.


Your satisfaction is our top priority! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Email: info@ecvwinery.com OR Phone: 502.484.5319

**For all inquiries about lodging & Elk Creek Hunt Club and Resort, call: 502-484-4569

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