Kentucky Wine documentary earns national honors

Kentucky Wine documentary earns national honors


[You can read Ace’s Nov 5, 2009 coverstory on Vintage Kentucky: The Vine to Wine Experience, here ]

A documentary about Kentucky’s emerging wine industry has won three national awards for excellence.
“Vintage Kentucky: The Vine to Wine Experience” was honored by the 31st annual Telly Awards with two Silver Telly awards, the organization’s highest award, in the Cultural and History/Biography categories and a Bronze Telly in the Travel/Tourism category. The Telly Awards honor the best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, video and film productions, and work created for the Web.
“This documentary very effectively told the story of our wine industry’s rich history and its bright future,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer. “These awards will bring new attention to Kentucky’s outstanding wines and some of the talented, hard-working people who produce them.”
“Vintage Kentucky: The Vine to Wine Experience,” a project of the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, is a 30-minute documentary that tells the story of Kentucky’s wine industry from its status as a national leader in the 1800s to its demise as a result of Prohibition to its current re-emergence.
KET, which first aired the documentary in November 2009, has added more showings to its upcoming schedule.

  • KETKY: Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET: Wednesday, July 21 at 4:30 am EDT
  • KET: Sunday, August 1 at 10:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, August 11 at 3:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY: Friday, August 13 at 8:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY: Tuesday, August 24 at 8:30 am EDT