Baker-Bird Winery & Distillery

Baker-Bird Winery & Distillery is the Oldest Winery in American with its original land. Built by German immigrants that settles in the Ohio River Valley, the winery provided safety to citizens during the 1862 Civil War Battle in Augusta.

The Baker-Bird site is the most historic spirits sight in America. The distiller, John Baker, fought in the American Revolution and distilled in Washington County, Pennsylvania during the Whiskey Rebellion. John moved to Augusta, Kentucky in 1797 and continued to distill.

John Baker’s Grandson, Abraham Baker, Jr. built a huge wine cellar in the 1850’s. Today, the Baker-Bird Wine Cellar is the largest, oldest wine cellar in America, on the National Registry of Historic Places, and the only winery to have survived a Civil War Battle. The Baker-Bird Winery is the “Home of Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines” as well as offers many other internationally acclaimed wines.

Today, Baker-Bird Winery & Distillery is open to the public every Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm

Tours are available, Wine Tastings and Wine & Bourbon is available for purchase.


Contact Information

Dinah Bird
Reservations and Information:

4465 W Augusta Chatham Rd, Augusta, Kentucky 41002, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Every Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
  • Seasons Open

    All year long
  • Prices and Fees

    $10 - $100