LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Old 502 Winery and Falls City Beer are staples in the Portland neighborhood, but the owner is bringing the two together to create a new dining experience.
The adjacent brewing and wine-making facilities are joining forces to create a unique twist under one roof in Over the 9.
"We realized real fast that they were very two different companies in two very similar directions. So what I wanted to do was find those common entities where they really kind of come together and just showcase that," said Over the 9 manager David Hagan.
The wine tasting room that caused scheduling problems between the two companies will soon accommodate both beer and wine samples all together.
But much more is on tap for Over the 9.
"We want to utilize the space for what we can and if we have a kitchen, we might as well do something with that," said Hagan.
A menu infused with convenient ingredients blending food, wine and beer -- which will all share a plate.
"We're not just going to use the beer and the wine for the sake of using the beer and the wine. We're going to use it as a compliment. We're going to use it to strengthen our recipes," said Culinary Manager Griffin Paulin.
As the Portland neighborhood continues to evolve, Over the 9 may have come just in time.
"We have two really strong brands, locally owned and locally operated that we're trying to build around. For us, we're just one of the vessels to be able to do that."
Over the 9 will offer tours, catering and has already started renting out space for private events.
The manager says he hopes to be open by the First Friday Trolley Hop in July.
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