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Jessamine County

Toast to your health and taste the flavor of Kentucky’s long-standing winemaking tradition. First Vineyard is the first commercial vineyard established in the United States and one of three award-winning vineyards in Jessamine County. Or dine al fresco and pair your tapas and tacos with a locally distilled rum cocktail.

Experience the thrill of the swing at PGA’s Barbasol Championship golf tournament or play a round of 36 holes with your friends at the Kene Trace Golf Club

Keene Trace Golf club features two renowned 18-hole courses, Champion Trace and Keene Run. The Champion Trace course at Keene Trace Golf Club is the location of the Barbasol Championship. The championship tournament bestows not only prestige to the winner but also a million-dollar purse. This spectacular course was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills and built in 1987 by Tom Heilbron, who is a current member and former president of the Club. Arthur Hills left his mark on Champion Trace, and since its inception, it received a rating as one of the best courses in the state of Kentucky. Take advantage of the top-of-the-line facilities, conquer the course, and become a champion in your own right.

Visit Wilmore, check out the High Bridge—once the tallest railroad trestle in the United States. Make the journey over the waters of the Kentucky River just like Daniel Boone did on the Valley View Ferry, the river’s last and oldest ferry service.

Ramble the rustic wilds of the Jim Beam nature preserve or find solitude on the woodland trails of Asbury Seminary.

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