MELBOURNE, KY (AP) - A new documentary is tracing Kentucky's wine making heritage - from the early success to its disappearance during Prohibition to its rebirth in recent years.
The film is called "Vintage Kentucky: The Vine to Wine Experience," and features such wineries as StoneBrook Winery in Melbourne and Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton.
Grape growing and wine making re-emerged in recent years, particularly as tobacco declined as a cash crop.
During the late 1800s Kentucky was among the nation's largest grape and wine producers. The state was first home to a commercial vineyard in 1798 when the Marquis de Lafayette's winemaker planted 600 acres in what now is Jessamine County.