5/30/2012 - Press Release
White Buck Vineyards & Wineries is proud to be open and operating in Morganfield, Ky. WBWV started when Allen and Carla White started planting grapes in the spring of 2009. They have continued to plant grapes annually and are up to 6 acres and last summer they purchased property on US Hwy 60 West of Morganfield at the corner of Robinson Rd. The property was a recycling center and they went to work changing the property into a functioning winery. After obtaining their small farm winery license last fall, they began making wine. The process of building the tasting room, aging, filtering, bottling the wine and finally opening took until early May.
Grape growing and wine making was once a major industry in Kentucky. Before Prohibition, Kentucky was the 3rd largest grape producing state. It is now resurging in the state and the Whites believe you can grow great grapes and make great wine in Kentucky again. They want to provide a place where people can relax, laugh and get together. They also want visitors to tour their facilities and encourage others to visit the community.
White Buck gets its name as a variation on the name of Allen's father. His name is "Buck" White. Also, since this is deer country it just seemed to be a great fit.
You can find White Buck Vineyards & Winery at 1800 US Hwy 60 W, Morganfield Ky. They are open 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 11 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday. Tastings are 5 for $5 and you keep the glass. They will rent the tasting room for small parties and events and sell wine by the bottle and glass and beer by the bottle. Phone (270) 389-1285. The Whites hope to see you soon!