Indiana Wine Trail

If you live in the Hoosier state and enjoy the scenic beauty Indiana has to offer, you won’t want to miss taking a leisurely drive along the Indiana Wine Trail. This popular tourist destination combines outdoor and indoor relaxation and fun, and offers its guests the chance to stop and visit six of Southeastern Indiana’s best wineries while they travel the rolling countryside.

Video about the Indiana Wine Trail in with stops in Indianapolis, Indiana


Southeast Indiana may not be known in the US as prime wine country, but few realize that it’s actually referred to as “the birthplace of the American Wine Industry.” Switzerland County, in particular, deserves this title due to its distinction as the location of the first successful commercial winery in America. The winery was established by a Swiss immigrant named Jean Jacques Dufour, with its first grapes proudly harvested in the early 1800s.

The Indiana Wine Trail reflects the colorful histories and traditions of its rich past and pays homage to its deep roots in the wine industry. Comprised of Madison Vineyards, Lanthier Winery, Thomas Family Winery, The Ridge Winery, Ertel Cellars Winery, and Stream Cliff Farm Winery, it has a solid reputation as one of Indiana’s best sunny afternoon destinations.If you visit the Indiana Wine Trail website, you can find out more information on the individual wineries, as well as a list of events at each one, including live music and twilight tasting dinners. Make sure to check out the hotel packages; several charming bed-and-breakfasts in the area pair with the Wine Trail to offer accommodations at special rates with special events in case you don’t want to end your adventure on the wine trail at the end of the day.

If you live in Indianapolis and find yourself needing something to do on a Saturday afternoon, grab a group of friends and hit the Indiana Wine Trail. Experience the tastes, sights, and sounds of six unique Indiana wineries as you enjoy some of the prettiest scenery in the Midwest.

Indiana Wineries

Chateau Thomas Winery | Easley Winery | Huber’s Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards | Buck Creek Winery | Gaia Winery | French Lick Winery | Ertel Cellars Winery | Butler Winery and Vineyards | Chateau de Pique Winery | Lanthier Winery | Whyte Horse Winery | Oliver Winery | Mallow Run Winery | Madison Vineyards | Grape Inspirations Winery | Best Vineyards | Turtle Run Winery | Brown County Winery | Carousel Winery | Indian Creek Winery | Satek Winery | Thomas Family Winery | Windy Knoll Winery | Winzerwald Winery

Indiana Winery Events

Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival | Indiana Wine Trail | WFYI Indy Wine Fest | Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Winter Picnics