The American Saddlebred Horse Capital
Known as the American Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World, ShelbyKY — Shelbyville, Simpsonville, and Shelby County, Kentucky — has solidified its standing on the Bourbon stage with two world-class distilleries. In addition, two wineries and dozens of options for shopping and bespoke lodging make ShelbyKY a well-crafted destination for bourbon-inspired travelers.
Shelbyville Area Distilleries:
Beyond the Distillery
Talon Winery: A visit to Talon Winery’s Shelby County location will allow you to sample wine in its unique tasting room featuring a one-of-a-kind barrel ceiling and gift shop filled with eclectic gifts and Kentucky Proud products. Talon Winery in Shelby County offers daily wine tastings, featuring all of Talon’s Kentucky Proud wines including its award-winning Sugar Lips label.
Smith-Berry Winery: Owners Chuck and Mary Smith have moved on from milking dairy cows and growing tobacco on their farm to transforming their dairy barn into a functional winery in neighboring Henry County, just a short drive from ShelbyKY. Their tasting room offers wine by the glass as well as by the bottle. The Smiths grow their own grapes and then blend them using the latest techniques. Consider taking in the country scenery and having lunch with picturesque views here during your visit to Bourbon Country.