The Wines

Participating wineries

Below are the participating wineries for this year's Indiana Wine Fair. Keep checking back as new vendors are being added regularly.

Buck Creek Winery

Buck Creek offers 4 acres of vineyard on 12 ½ acres of farm land. Jeff Durm planted the first grape vines in 1991. Over the years the vineyard was developed and the winery opened in April, 2006.

Cardinal Spirits

The founders of Cardinal Spirits started the company because of a shared passion for craft spirits and American manufacturing. They distill premium spirits using the highest quality ingredients, and they source local ingredients whenever possible. All parts of the distilling process - from fermentation to mashing to aging to bottling - happen on-site.

Carousel Winery

Located in Bedford Indiana, Carousel Winery opened in August 2003. Carousel opened with eight wine varieties including grape-based wines and fruit wines. The carousel theme is present on the winery's labels; each wine is represented by a different carousel character.

Cedar Creek Winery

Cedar Creek Winery is the first winery in Morgan County. Larry and Donell Elsner opened Cedar Creek in October of 2010. The winery is located 2.7 miles east of Martinsville, Indiana just off SR 252 on Leonard Road. The picturesque, French-European style tasting room was designed by Larry. We offer 18 wines as well as a variety of cheeses, preserves, BBQ sauces, persimmon pulp and more!

Chateau Thomas Winery

Chateau Thomas produces all its wines from Vinifera (old world) grapes harvested from the finest vineyards in California, Oregon, and Washington State and continues to strive to produce the fine wines. These grapes, after harvest are chilled to 34° then shipped to our winery in 1-ton bins by refrigerated trucks within hours of being harvested to ensure freshness. When the grapes arrive at our winery at Plainfield they are then crushed and the fermentation process begins.

Ertel Cellars Winery

Located in the fertile soil of the Indiana rolling hills, Ertel Cellars Winery has maintained it's own vineyard since 1999. After several years of selling the grapes to local wineries the Ertel family decided to open their own state of the art winery & restaurant in 2006. Nestled in the lush Indiana countryside Ertel Cellars Winery folds local charm into a world class, state of the art wine-making operation.

Fruitshine Wine

Here at Fruitshine Wine, we pride ourselves on only bringing you the best product from our farm. We grow our own fruits and everything is 100% natural, made right here at the winery. Our Winery is located on a farmstead, established in 1890, in Carroll County, Indiana. 

Harmony Winery

Harmony Winery opens with a rich history of award winning wine making. Kevin and Tatyana have been making fine wine both from juice and grapes since 2001 and have received 21 medals. After leaving another U-vint franchise in 2006 and learning the dos and dont's of a winery, we opened a home based business called Outtavine, where we taught folks just like you, how to make their own wine. Many have gone on to enter their amateur in competition and win medals. While we have a large clientele of amateur wine makers, we decided to expand the operation commercially so that we can produce and sell our wines to the public.

Heagy Vineyards

Heagy Vineyards is a working family farm located in Roann, Indiana. 

Hedgegrove Meadery & Winery

Hedgegrove Meadery & Winery specializes in the production of locally sourced Mead produced from our apiaries located in the melon producing regions of Southwest Indiana.

Holtkamp Winery

 Bringing in 6 different grape varieties from California, as well as locally grown grapes, we make a great selection of wines ranging from dry, semi-dry red and white wines, to sweet fruit wines and dessert wines. Today we are growing 16 varietals and plan to increase that number in the future.

Huber's Orchard, Vineyard & Winery

The 550-acre Huber family farm, located 20 miles northwest of Louisville, is also only 125 miles from Indianapolis, Evansville, and Cincinnati. Other farm attractions: farm market, bakery, cheese factory, children's farm park, loft tasting bar, and u-cut Christmas trees.  A gem of a winery that grows its own grapes!

Indian Creek Winery

With 33 acres of beautiful land and fine soil, the owners of Indian Creek decided to plant a few grapes. Making wine was a hobby then, but wine is best shared with friends and since they loved making new friends. Now their hobby has become a winery offering both sweet and dry wines.

Madison County Winery

Located south of Markleville, In.- northeast of Indianapolis and south of Anderson in Madison County, Indiana. Madison County Winery offers semi-sweet and dry red and white wines as well as such sweet wines as Chocolate Wine, Fuzzy Navel (Peach) Wine and Candy Apple Wine. 

Mallow Run Winery

John Richardson and Laura & Bill Richardson invite you to sample a variety of fine wines in their historic nineteenth century timber-frame barn built by their ancestor, George Mallow. Come and enjoy the place this family has called home for six generations.

Monkey Hollow

Monkey Hollow Winery is a family owned and operated winery nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. We invite you to come visit our tasting room where you can enjoy a complimentary tasting of our award winning wines and browse our selection of locally made arts and crafts. There is no better place to enjoy a beautiful afternoon than in the shade on our porch, drinking a glass of wine, and taking in the view of our vineyard!

Oliver Winery

 At Oliver Winery, we connect people through wine, and that's really the best part of our story. Through the decades, our visitors and customers have come to expect excellence in every Oliver experience. We're proud to continue that story.

Patoka Lake Winery

 Patoka Lake Winery offers wines for nearly every taste...dry, semi--dry, semi-sweet, sweet, reds, whites and fruit wines. They are bottling some wines, and others are barrel aging, but they offer more than fifteen varieties of artisan and classic wines including Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Peach, Cherry, Blackberry, and other fruit wines.

Rettig Hill Winery

An estate winery that practices grape growing and winemaking according to old world traditions.    

During a 1996 trip to Australia, Jeff Hill discovered the wine growing areas of South Australia and the fine wines that are produced in that region. After returning to his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jeff began making wine at home while attending several seminars conducted by Purdue University and studying hundreds of books on wine making and grape growing. In 2004, Jeff worked part time at two Indiana vineyards before purchasing his vineyard from the Sisters of St. Francis in 2005. At the time of the purchase, there was only a two acre vineyard that had been planted in 1996. In 2005 and 2006, Jeff added six additional acres of new vineyards. Since Ripley County, Indiana experienced droughts the new plantings took longer to mature and produce a commercial crop. Finally, Rettig Hill began commercial production in September 2010 after seven years of developing its vineyards and winery. We hope you enjoy the fine wines carefully crafted by Rettig Hill Winery!

River City Winery

Located in a renovated two story neoclassical style building at 319-321 Pearl Street for John Baer's Dry Goods & Department Store built in 1900, River City Winery is part of the historic New Albany downtown.The wineries cellar producse, bottles and stores their wine selections that range from sweet fruit wines
to dry red and white wines. The first floor has a bar, gift shop, delicatessen featuring Boars Head meats and gourmet pizza. River City Winery from New Albany has developed an impressive number of dry reds from traditional and hybrid grape varietals.

Running Vines Winery

Running Vines Winery is located in Chesterton, IN and owned by 2 cousins, Walt & Nicki. The name combines their love of both wine and running, and they bring to the table dedicated experience in the winery business as well as a knowledge and understanding of the NW Indiana market.  Walt & Nicki grew up in a tight knit Italian family. They wanted to incorporate their love for family, their heritage, and their communities into Running Vines. Like a vine and it's branches, Running Vines will be intertwined in its local community, giving back to local causes and charities.

Windy Knoll Winery

Vincennes, IN: Open daily 12 noon - 6 pm. Wine Tasting/Winery Tours, Wheelchair Accessible, Specialty Labels, Gift Items/Shop, Gourmet Items/Food, Outdoor Seating.

Winzerwald Winery

Winzerwald Winery (German for "vintners of the forest") celebrates the owners' German heritage and the German and Swiss heritage of the area by offering unique German and Swiss-style wines, gifts, festivals, educational tours and fun. Try their Lemberger, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muller-Thurgau, Mai Wein, Gluhwein, Black Riesling, Ice-style wine & fruit wines... 25+ varieties in all.

Huckleberry Hill Winery

 A winery that is family-friendly nestled on 16 wooded acres in Bloomfield, Indiana and features 37 wine varieties. Huckleberry Hill is located off SR 54, just 20 minutes past Bloomimgton.

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