Fresh produce. Kentucky bourbon. Future Derby champions.
Hermitage Farm celebrates Kentucky’s unique agricultural heritage and the signature industries that make us a place like nowhere else. Experience our renowned thoroughbred operations, sustainable, organic farm-to-table dining, bourbon tastings, and contemporary artwork displayed in a 19th-century estate reimagined through 21st-century eyes.
A Legacy Renewed
Oldham County, Kentucky residents Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have long celebrated Kentucky’s unique agricultural heritage. When they purchased Hermitage Farm to save it from suburban development, they expanded upon their long history of preserving farmland for future generations. Hermitage Farm’s nearly seven hundred acres have been placed in conservation easement so that it remains active farmland in perpetuity.
Our thoroughbred nursery has produced winners of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Breeder’s Cup, and most every other stakes race. Our tours walk you through our barns, the sport’s history, and a close look at some future champions. Catch the regularly scheduled daily turn-out of mares and foals or a retired champion snoozing upon green pastures. See these beautiful animals up close for an encounter you won’t soon forget.
We say the best bourbons are made in Kentucky. Come see for yourself: at Hermitage Farm, you can sample from many distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and then some. Enjoy an in-depth experience that covers the entire process of the bourbon craft from seed to sip and highlights this unique (and tasty!) product of Kentucky agriculture.
Ever wonder how your food got to the end of your fork? At Hermitage Farm you’re at the source. Our gardens and orchard provide most of the food you enjoy at Barn8 Farm Restaurant. That’s as farm-fresh as it gets. And be sure to stop in and see what’s available at the Hermitage Farm Store. Along with Hermitage produce, we also stock other KY proud items, like meat and eggs from Woodland Farm.
Three beautiful words: “Agriculture Conservation Easement.” It ensures that land in agricultural use will remain that way. Underscoring their deep love of Oldham County farmland, owners Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have protected Hermitage Farm (along with more than 2400 acres county-wide) for future generations. We’re committed to preserving our natural heritage for everyone to enjoy.