Brooks Hill Winery, the little winery up the hill, is a dream come true for Mike and Karen Hatzell. The winery has brought them the opportunity to pursue activities that they have long enjoyed.
Mike's initial love of the land and farming developed in his youth when he would spend summers with his aunt and uncle, Barbara and Lewis Bandy, on their farm in Irvington, Kentucky. This love has stayed with him throughout his life's journey. While stationed in France during his army enlistment, Mike developed a taste for wine and a deep interest in the wine making process.
When Mike and Karen married in 1996, he expressed to her his dream to someday own and operate a vineyard and winery. Over the years Mike has casually looked for the right property. He was drawn to Brooks Hill where the Hatzell family roots run deep. After one look at the property, Mike could envision the vineyard and winery, it took Karen quite a bit longer to see it! In August 2006, Mike and Karen purchased the property where Brooks Hill Winery sits.
It is their hope that you will come and visit them at Brooks Hill Winery, the little winery up the hill, meet their beautiful labradoodle, Lili, enjoy some Brooks Hill wine, walk in the woods, sit on the patio, under the pavilion or in front of the fireplace and just uncork and unwine!
...the little winery up the hill
2746 Brooks Hill Road
Brooks, Kentucky 40109