Waking the Vines - Spring 2017

Saturday, March 18th 1-4 pm

Vine Day is a beautifully simple outdoors event with no reservations needed. Join us in welcoming Spring to the vineyard from 1-4 pm Saturday, March 18th

Mariachi serenade the vines and wake up the buds. The essence of Spring in the South is alive as we've got crawfish on boil this year and our new white wines will be released. If you're a Wine Club member you can try the Pinot Grigio, Rosé of Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Tjaila and White Zin for free or you can sign up to become a member on site.  Bring your joy, we'll bring the place to relax.

Friendly dogs and lawn chairs welcome. No outside food or drink is allowed on the premises.


  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Drone Races
  • Crawfish boil starting at 1:00 while supplies last
  • Mariachi serenading the vines from 1:00 - 4:00
  • Winery & Distillery tours with Marnelle at 2:00 and 4:00
  • Wine Club member tent with free tastings of our 5 new releases 1:00 - 4:00 
  • Waking of the Vines ceremony at 3:33
  • The distillery and winery tasting rooms stay open until 7:00

Vine Day 2016 Gallery

Kiepersol Corkscrew 5K Gallery

Scheduled Events
9 am 5K Kiepersol Corkscrew Trail Run featuring Smoothie King
1 pm Distillery Tour
2 pm Winery Tour
3 pm Distillery Tour
3 - 4 pm Jimmy Hines in the house to tell stories, sign Jimmy's Bourbon bottles and celebrate his 94th birthday
3 - 6 pm Mariachi serenades the vineyards putting the vines to sleep for the winter season
4 pm Winery Tour

All Day
Tasting Room open 10 am - 7 pm
Release of the 2012 Kiepersol Merlot

Special Food Features
12 - 5 The Salt Kitchen features Savory Pies
       ~ feta and spinach
       ~ peppercorn beef
       ~ chicken and mushroom
Homemade tortilla chips with choice of fire-roasted or spicy habanero salsa
Specialty drinks for the day include sangria at the winery and a Vine-rita at the distillery
La Waffalata, Mineola's gluten-free goodie place will be on site with their tasty goods.