In the quaint, charming town of Nashville, Indiana, one of Indiana‘s best wineries sits among the rolling green hills: Brown County Winery. Established in 1985, this staple of the wine scene in the Hoosier State is one of the town’s most popular Indiana attractions.
The goal of Brown County Winery is to produce high-quality wines at a reasonable price. The wines are a testament to the feel of “little Nashville,” as it’s sometimes referred to. The town prides itself on locally made, carefully handcrafted products in a hands-on setting.
The variety of wines is large and unique, and winery owners David and Cynthia Schrodt specialize in coming up with new, flavor-packed varieties for your tasting pleasure. Some of the more recent additions include blueberry, cranberry apple, blackberry, and plum wines. Although the most popular seller remains the semi-sweet varieties such as Vista White and Vista Rose, the new fruit flavors have been a well-received experiment.
If you’d like more information on the wines Brown County Winery has to offer before making the drive from Indianapolis to Nashville, check out their website. It has not only a complete wine list, but also suggested food pairings and a detailed description of the flavor and textures of each wine. That way you’ll be prepared when you step onto the scenic property of Brown County’s only winery.
While you’re on the website, you might want to also check out the list of recipes that changes frequently to bring you new and exciting ideas for wine pairings and dishes that are prepared with the wines themselves. For instance, a mulled wine recipe is one of the most popular on the site, great for a chilly fall evening. And if you’re looking for the perfect appetizer to go along with your favorite wine, you’ll want to be sure to try the artichoke crap dip. For dessert lovers, a popular choice is the blackberry wine cake, perfect with a glass of after-dinner port.
When you decide to take a day trip to Nashville, grab a group of friends and spend a relaxed afternoon at this favorite Brown County attraction. In addition to the free tastings daily, you can sign up for a tour of the winery led by knowledgeable staff who can answer questions you have about the wines themselves or the process by which they’re made.
Hours of operation at Brown County Winery are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And if you live in Indiana, you’ll recall that alcohol sales on Sundays aren’t permitted, a rule that doesn’t apply to Indiana wineries. So if you happen to be touring through Nashville on a Sunday, make sure to stop in and purchase as many bottles as you like at Brown County Winery.
For those who live in Indy who would like to sample what Brown County Winery has to offer but prefer to stay closer to home, you can check out the winery’s booth at the Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival each June. Held in downtown Indianapolis in beautiful Military Park, it’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events in Indianapolis. With samples from more than 25 wineries, you’ll get the complete Hoosier winery experience.
Whether you’re in the mood for a scenic drive to Nashville or prefer to visit Brown County Winery at its Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival booth, it’s a must-see and the wines a must-try for Indiana wine lovers.
Brown County Winery
4520 St Rd 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448
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