You may have seen this sign when coming down Main Street, but what is The Homestead?
It’s a new locally-owned destination in Yukon, featuring a Czech-inspired food, outdoor patio, coffee, and house wines. In technical terms, The Homestead is a winery that also serves food. Despite being a winery, The Homestead is not 21 and over. “We are still a family-friendly environment,” says owner Brett Kappus. They have Czech-Americano style food, Land Run and Flower Shop wines, and 25-28 Local Craft Beers on tap.They are currently only open for Dinner but will be open soon for Lunch and breakfast. The current hours are M-Th 5-9 Fri-Sat 5-11 Closed on Sunday.
The Homestead got its name from the rich history of the property. It was first homesteaded during the Land Run of 1889, and was settled on by A. N. Spencer, the town’s founder. “We have the original title for it and everything,” says Kappus. Since that time, The Homestead property has been a flower shop for the most part, hence Flower Shop wines.
Now, the property is a new and happening place for all ages to enjoy. There is large outside area that features a patio, gazebo, and plenty of space for backyard activities. Its also pet freidnly. The Homestead also features spacious and historic buildings, and delicious food. When asked which dish people would be most excited for, Kappus responded, “The Old Tavern Sandwich.” The Old Tavern sandwich is a replica of the “Weaver Sandwich” from the old Weaver’s Tavern, formerly on Main Street. This sandwich isnt currently on the menu but will be added soon.
You can see pictures of the winery below. Have you stopped by and tried the homestead? Let us know what you thought in the comments.