We have been family owned and operated since we established the vineyard in 2004. Charlie Payne cares for the daily farm activities and odd jobs around the estate. He purchased the property years ago when it was in disrepair, but thankfully Charlie has decades of experience in large project management, construction, and old home restoration to make the needed repairs. His daughter, Peggy Payne Montgomery, and her husband, Dan Montgomery, bought the George-Vest house in 2003 to use as a vacation home in summer. Together they established the vineyard, in addition to tending to the complex restoration of the home. Both Peg and Dan have successful careers, while Charlie manages the vineyard and winery as an exciting side venture.
Verona Vineyards at Rabbit Hash
In the summer of 2014, we opened our first satellite wine shop in the old Rabbit Hash Iron Works Building in historic Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. With the history of this building including businesses as diverse as a pool hall and dance hall before prohibition to a Model A Ford dealership, as well as the iron works it was named for, we knew it was the perfect location to introduce new clientele to our wines. From bikers to locals, collectors to musicians, Verona Vineyards at Rabbit Hash lets residents and tourists who visit this historic town in western Boone County sample the quality local wines we produce. Stop in and say "Hi" to Tom, Zoe or Jordie and her dog Brynn (the current Mayor of Rabbit Hash) and they will be sure to make you feel right at home.
Our Growing Family
As Verona Vineyards continues to grow so does our Verona Vineyards Family. On any given weekend in addition to owners Dan, Peg, and Charlie, you may be welcomed by Austin, Dee, Larry, Sarah, Rianna, Candace, Katie, Zoe, Emily W, Emily S, Cari, or Laurie as they conduct tastings and serve wine at our Verona and Rabbit Hash locations.