BLACK BARN Winery is a small family owned winery located inside a renovated tobacco barn nestled in 40 acres of horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky less than 4 miles from the KY Horse Park.
BLACK BARN Winery was conceived by Collin Boyd and is home to fine national award winning dry red wine blends crafted in Kentucky.
At BLACK BARN Winery, Collin concentrates on crafting one wine per year - a full bodied wine made with grapes brought fresh to the winery from California. Crushing & de-stemming take place immediately upon the grape's arrival. Collin blends the wines from three varietals after aging the wines separately. BLACK BARN wines are aged at least 2 years; first, in Minnesota "medium+toast" oak barrels, purchased from Kelvin Cooperage, Louisville, Kentucky. Collin removes the wine from the barrels when just the right amount of oak aging has been achieved, and places it in Italian steel vats to complete the aging process. Finally, Collin bottles and corks, then caps the bottles with tin capsules to ensure longevity.
The Beginning of Black Barn
Many years ago, a long-time friend of my family, Count Raban Adelmann, afforded me the opportunity of a lifetime. He arranged for me to live and work, for 1 year, at St. Emilion, France's Chateaux Canon La Gaffeliere which is owned by his friend, Count Neipperg. It was an experience that began with 6.5 day work weeks during the harvest, and continued through the wine's fermentation, barrel aging, racking, bottling, corking, capsuling, and all other aspects of wine making and cellar management.
I am forever grateful for this once in a lifetime experience, as it allowed me to participate in the creation of one of the world's finest red wines. It is in the spirit of this wine that I craft BLACK BARN. ~Collin Boyd~
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