If you enjoy traveling and want to see some of the Hoosier state and try some of Indiana‘s finest wines at the same time, take a trip to the small town of Corydon, where you’ll find one of the best wineries in the Midwest. Turtle Run Winery is located near the quaint town and is a perfect place to stop off if you’ve been traveling and are making your way back to Indianapolis.
Turtle Run Winery is open from 12:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. Tuesday through Saturday for tasting and tours, but if that doesn’t accommodate your schedule, give them a call and they’ll try to work in your visit.
Many travel to this Indiana winery because their attention was caught by the unique name. When Turtle Run opened its doors in 1998, it was with a name that reflected its heritage; the abundance of turtles on the grounds led to the moniker. Now, you can even purchase turtle-shaped chocolates when you visit.
One of the main Indiana attractions of your day at Turtle Run Winery will be sampling the wines. In addition, you’ll learn how the process works and understand the elements that go into creating the perfect glass of wine, such as vineyard planting, grape stomping, and bottling.
The knowledgeable staff at Turtle Run will help make your visit an informative one as well as pleasurable. They’ll offer cheeses and chocolates that best pair with the sweet and dry wines, and answer any questions you may have about the wine itself or the fascinating process of wine making.
This charming winery owes much of its success to owner Jim Pfeiffer, who learned his wine-making skills from some of the best in the business: Kathleen and Bill Oliver of Oliver Winery in Bloomington, Indiana.
Under the Olivers’ direction, Jim and his wife Kathy planted vineyards beginning in 1998, and thus Turtle Run Winery was born. To this day, it remains one of the most popular wineries in Indiana and is a member of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail.
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If you’re looking for something fun to do outside of Indy, pick a sunny Saturday afternoon and take a drive through the scenic Uplands Wine Trail. Comprised of seven wineries throughout the beautiful countryside of Southern Indiana, this trail is a popular destination for residents of the Circle City and beyond.
Another place to sample some of the fine wines Turtle Run Winery has to offer is at the Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival, held each June in downtown Indianapolis at Military Park. This lively, fun-filled day is a favorite Indianapolis event where festival-goers can sample wine from 25 wineries around the state.
For more information on Turtle Run Winery, visit their website. Not only can you learn more about the owner and how the successful Indiana business got its start, but you can find complimentary recipes, wine appreciation tips, and more. Next time you feel like an adventure, gather a group of friends and head to Turtle Run Winery. Between the friendly staff, delicious wines, and beautiful scenery, you’ll have an afternoon to remember.
Turtle Run Winery
940 St Peter’s Church Rd
Corydon, IN 47112
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