When thinking back about the experience the one thing that sticks in my mind is that Indiana’s wine producers are getting better at what they do. I remember just a couple of years ago the wines were so sweet they were hard to digest.
There still are some of those around but I found more of the sweeter wines made in a light and fruity style that would still please those who like sweet wines but without killing the taste with sugar.
I also found some well-made wines that fit my usual palate. I thought Winzerwald’s Rose’, Turtle Run’s Syrah and Summer Solstice were the outstanding wines of my trip. But there were plenty of other really good ones too.
I have always been reluctant to be too negative in my wine writing. I did have a couple bad experiences. That is the exception now days which is great news for Indiana wineries.
I didn’t include Huber Winery in my visit because I’ve been there so many times before. You could easilty do Huber, Turtle Run, and perhaps Best Vineyards on a one day trip if you’re in the Indiana-Kentucky area. If you’re a little farther west, I’d recomment Winzerwald. If you’re up for a drive, go to Blue Heron Vineyards and enjoy the view. Their wines show promise too!
I believe I included a link to every winery’s website in the two posts below.
I do have more material from this trip which will surface as a newspaper column soon. I had a fun interview with Jim Pfeiffer at Turtle Run.
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