Mallow Run Winery: From Family Farmstead to Thriving Vineyard

Outside of the Indianapolis city limits, just a bit away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the Circle City, lies one of Indiana‘s more simple draws, Mallow Run Winery. Mallow Run is located in Bargersville, close enough to the city for a quick day trip from Indianapolis, but far enough away to hold the quiet charm and beauty of the country.

Video about the Indy Wine Tour that makes its first stop at the Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville, Indiana



Mallow Run began as the dream of John Richardson, a school teacher who, after 35 years of teaching, retired and moved back to the farm he was born on. His intent upon his return to the farm was to grow grapes to supply to other wineries. But he soon discovered that the farm he and his son, Bill, loved so dearly was a perfect setting for a winery of their own.

So John and Bill, together with Bill’s wife, Laura, planted their very first grapes in 2000. Over the next five years, the lush vineyards grew to cover eight acres of the 600-acre farm, and in 2005, the Richardsons opened their doors and hearts to an enthusiastic public.

Mallow Run Winery features an impressive and unusual tasting room, located in the sprawling hayloft of a 19th-century barn built circa 1870 by Bill’s great-great grandfather George Mallow. George Mallow is of course the namesake of the winery; the original name, however, comes from a river named after Mallow that winds through the farm and flows toward the White River.

Over the past five years, Mallow Run has developed from a simple, quiet corner of the country to a prosperous and beautiful Indiana winery that continues to grow and flourish. The Richardsons draw business in a number of ways, most successfully by participating in many different events in Indianapolis. Most of these events take place in the summer, such as the Strawberry Festival and the Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival, located in beautiful downtown Indianapolis in Military Park.

NUVO Newsweekly video about the Strawberry Festival at Mallow Run Winery near Indianapolis



Mallow Run also offers their own special events at the vineyards, including Pizza and Wine Night, where patrons enjoy live music and Bazbeaux Pizza Restaurant, and the Sounds of Summer Series, which features Italian food and live Indianapolis music. In July, Mallow Run Winery hosts the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on their lawn, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a beautiful evening and joyful music.

Six generations after George Mallow settled his farm and eventually built the barn that would hold the tasting room, his ancestors still reside there today, and sharing it with the public has become both their livelihood and the realization of a dream. Mallow Run Winery contributes much to the Hoosier state, bringing quiet beauty and the opportunity for a relaxing day trip to the hurried patrons of the city.

Video of live music at Mallow Run Winery near Indianapolis


Next time you’re searching for a way to unwind after a busy week, stop by the beautiful tasting room and vineyards at Mallow Run Winery and enjoy good wine and good company. Mallow Run is a place to soothe the soul and recharge the mind. For more information, check out their website.

Mallow Run Winery
6964 West Whiteland Rd
Bargersville, IN 46106

See details about a charity event at Mallow Run Winery


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