A new restaurant is under construction at the Felice Vineyards complex on East Market Street. Tilia, a Northern Italian concept, plans to open in April or early May of 2010 in time for Derby and should compliment the Italian charm of the Felice Vineyards complex which includes the Felice winery and the Bodega Deli and Grocery. Tilia is taking the space vacated by Melillo’s restaurant in December 2008.
Jeff Tatman, owner of Felice Vineyards, says the plan from the outset was to create a walkable destination with many options and says the concept is just as viable now as it’s ever been. He opens his winery once a month on the First Friday Trolley Hop but private tours and events can also be booked as well. If you haven’t been to the winery and seen everything that goes on in the process including row upon row of wine stored in the basement cellar, you’re missing one of Louisville’s best attractions.
Felice Vineyards also offers four large apartments on the second and third floors. Tatman said all four units have been leased for some time, but one apartment just opened up and is available for rent. For more information about the apartment or for booking a winery tour or event, contact Jeff Tatman at 819.5898.