Talon Winery est. 1999
Talon Winery was established in 1999 as Fayette County's first winery. In 1998, current owner Harriet Allen and her late husband purchased the land in hopes to create an agricultural experience not yet found in Lexington. With experience in law, real estate development, entertainment and family business, Harriet Allen introduced Talon Winery. In 2009, Talon Winery expanded, making it the first winery in Shelby County. Talon Winery is currently owned by Harriet Allen and her 4 generation family.
Talon Winery sits on 300 acres of historic Kentucky farmland, Fair View Farm. The original farm house was built in 1790 when Kentucky was not yet a state (1792). It was also the year of George Washington's first term as President of the United States. The house, though rehabilitated when it was purchased in 1998, still shows most of its original structure. Guests can see the original floors, windows, walls, brick and more while browsing the gift shop and tasting Kentucky's finest wines.
The farm was originally a cattle and tobacco farm until its purchase. Talon's well-known "Ca"Barn"et Barrel Barn was converted from a working tobacco barn to an elegant and classy wedding and event venue that hosts over 80 weddings and events throughout the year.
Talon's beautiful Shelbyville location is home to our sister brand, Sugar Lips Wine. Prior to its opening in 2009, the Shelbyville tasting house was just a regular house. The garage was converted into a unique, one-of-a-kind Barrel Vaulted ceiling tasting room where guests can enjoy Talon and Sugar Lips wines. The rest of the house was rehabilited to create a gift shop, private event room and a large porch that overlooks a limestone rock quarry on acres of beautiful land.
Experience Talon's past and present at Talon Winery. Talon Wine, Life from the Vine.
2017 - Present
William Mullett grew up in Fayette County, Kentucky. Will has been with Talon since 2014 as the Assistant Winemaker and has studied Viticulture, Agriculture and wine-making since 2010. He has research experience at the University of Kentucky and has judged numerous wine competitions.
Will's passion for wine-making extends into his home life as he has grapevines growing in his own backyard. After years of experience working with Talon's former Winemaker, Kerry Jolliffe, Will is excited to continue the tradition of producing the best of Talon wine.
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