While Bourbon is our signature choice in Kentucky, we do enjoy a fine wine on occasions. Kentucky and the Ohio river valley was once the premium wine growing region of the country. The soil and climate was the best available and a variety of vineyards flourished. One of the first attempts at large-scale commercial viticulture in the United States started in Kentucky in 1799, with plantings by the Kentucky Vineyard Society. The relatively mild climate of Kentucky, especially in the Ohio River Valley, made Kentucky an attractive place for early American wine making. By the mid-19th century, Kentucky was the third largest wine-producing state in the country. The Prohibition Act destroyed the wine industry in Kentucky, and the state took a long time to recover after Repeal.
Today, there is a resurgence in wineries in Kentucky . Currently about 65 wineries operate commercially in Kentucky, with most recent plantings focusing on Cabernet Sauvigon, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. Kentucky produced over two million gallons of wine in 2011 and is the largest wine-producing state by volume in the South. Kentucky passed legislation in 1976 allowing wineries to operate, and tobacco settlement funds have provided Kentucky farmers the opportunity to once again explore grapes as a cash crop.
Whether taking your special wine to an event or as a gift to a true wine lover this beautiful wine carrier, in Navy waxed cotton duck canvas with chestnut leather trim is a true and unique treasure.
Hand-crafted leather and cotton design, Wine Carriers are made to reflect the quality of the wine inside.
Though some products may ship quickly, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, please allow 2-3 weeks for order fulfillment. Thank you for your understanding.
Other canvas colors available, call for options. Free personalization as well, up to three initials embossed, enter in special instructions if desired. .
As with any handcrafted quality item, all of the Steurer & Jacoby products require time to ensure quality, and while some styles may be available immediately, others may require two to three weeks or more, longer at the holiday season. We want you to have your bag just as much as you do, so please be patient and order early.