Savage Farms in Fallsburg, known for making great tasting Maple Syrup had just kicked off Kentucky Maple Day on February 1, 2020, when the owners announced they have applied to add a Winery (to sell wine) at the Farm.
Keith and Jennifer Moore will find out if it will be approved in the May Primary 2020. If passed, they will be the first Maple flavored wine producers in Eastern KY.
County Clerk Chris Jobe said the law changed last year allowing voting by precinct on wineries in an effort to boost the industry in the state. The Moores got their application in on January 22, just six days before the deadline on Jan. 28, Jobe said. He said only voters registered in the Fallsburg precinct will be allowed to vote and the winery will not be licensed to sell other alcoholic drinks.
Keith wants the community to know that this not going to be a place to sell liquor and beer.
It will not be a place for people to come to and get drunk. He has no intensions of opening a bar. Instead, this will be a place to draw the community together, with people coming from around the country to stop by and visit a winery.
“It will bring uniqueness to the community, as we make the maple syrup and Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup as well as the wine,” Steve Moore said.
They grow some of the fruits for their sweet fruit wines right on the farm. He has been asked by tour bus companies to give tours of Savage Farms if approved.
Keith and Jennifer are originally from Boyd county, they moved to Fallsburg with a beautiful country setting. Keith is a retired State Trooper and his wife Jennifer is a nurse at Kings Daughters Hospital. Their son is also a KY State Trooper.
If they get approved by the voters of Fallsburg they will be selling it right from the farm, as well as events such as The Septemberfest in Lawrence County, KY and other events. They have made about five different wines so far but plan on having around ten different flavors if approved.
The Moores are working on getting their wholesale license, as many retailers wants to sell it such as Dionysus, as well as several places in Ashland, Grayson and Paintsville.
One popular wine they have made is the Maple flavored with Mullen Spice and Cranapple which is served warm, making it great during any weather especially cold weather.
I had the privilege to sample the Strawberry and Blueberry wines and they were amazing! You can look up Savage Farms Page on Facebook for more info.