Indiana Wine Trails: Explore these 8 Delightful Escapes

Indiana Wine Trails: Explore these 8 Delightful Escapes

If you love visiting wineries and tasting all they have to offer, visiting the Indiana wine trails is for you. Indiana is home to a variety of wineries, and wine trails let you travel to wineries that crisscross the Hoosier state. Wine trails feature wineries that are located within a central area and are in close proximity to each other. As you venture along one of these wine trails, the participating wineries will often recommend not only other stops on the trail, but also local inns, restaurants, and other businesses where you can enjoy Hoosier hospitality. From southern Indiana’s finest wineries to hidden gems outside Indy, let’s take a look at all of the Indiana wine trails that offer a one-of-a-kind experience, and of course, refreshing delicious wine.

Harrison County Wine Trail

Historic Corydon and Harrison County are home to five wineries where you’ll find more than 50 different varieties of wine to taste on this Southern Indiana wine trail. Along the way, you can also enjoy the food and entertainment of the area, or shop the charming downtown. Many wineries offer live music and special events throughout the year, so there’s always something to do. Microbrewery and distillery fans aren’t left out either, as you’ll also find premiere beers and spirits offered on the trail.

Website: Harrison County Wine Trail

Trail: Best Vineyards Winery, Turtle Run Winery, Indian Creek Winery, Scout Mountain Winery, and Quibble Hill Winery

South Shore Indiana Winery Trail

Wines made from some of the finest Midwestern grape varieties can be sampled on the South Shore Indiana Winery Trail, which features seven distinct wineries. Five red grapes and six white wine grapes create a diverse selection of custom wines that will please even the most discriminating tastes. Best of all, these wines can be enjoyed in the gorgeous surroundings of the South Shore wineries.

Website: South Shore Indiana Winery Trail

Trail: Running Vines Winery, Aftermath Cidery & Winery, Shady Creek Winery, Anderson’s Vineyard & Winery, Butler Winery & Vineyards, Carpenter Creek Cellars and Whyte Horse Winery

Wine Tour: Wineries of Indiana’s Northeast

The Northeast region won’t be left out of the Indiana wine trails experience, letting you experience wine at several distinct boutique wineries. Each location has its own unique features to offer, including eco-friendly winemaking, scenic tasting rooms, bottled cider, tours, pumpkin patches, and much more. No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll find something to enjoy on this scenic Indiana wine trail.

Website: Wine Tour: Wineries of Indiana’s Northeast

Trail: Briali Vineyards, Fruit Hills Vineyard & Orchard, McClure’s Orchard & Winery, Satek Winery, and Tonne Winery

Hoosier Wine Trail

The Hoosier Wine Trail represents eight wineries all located along the I-64 corridor and the rolling hills of the region. The wineries along the trail invite you to sip and stay, taking in the sights and sounds of the area. Stretching 100 miles, this Southern Indiana wine trail is a pleasant one-day or multi-day trip for wine enthusiasts.

Website: Hoosier Wine Trail

Trail: Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery, Monkey Hollow Winery, Pepper’s Ridge Winery, Mystique Winery, Chateau de Pique Winery & Vineyard, River City Winery, Indian Creek Winery, Scout Mountain Winery & Bed and Breakfast

Indy Wine Trail

Perfect for visitors in Indianapolis, the Indy Wine Trail lets you visit four of the Hoosier state’s award-winning wineries. The trail showcases wineries just a short drive from downtown Indianapolis, and will let you see the diversity of Indiana wineries. Thanks to their close proximity, you can visit all of the wineries in this Indiana wine trail within a single day, and track your visits on a complimentary Trail Passport, available at any of the participating wineries. Visitors who visit all four wineries on their Passport receive a commemorative 18 oz wine glass. A discounted sample ticket for $5 will let you sample wines at all four wineries and can be purchased at any of the Trail wineries.

Website: Indy Wine Trail

Trail: Buck Creek Winery, Cedar Creek Winery, Easley Winery and Chateau Thomas Winery

Indiana Wine Trail

Seven artisan wineries are nestled among the rolling hills and charming areas of the Indiana Wine Trail, with wineries that continue a proud Hoosier tradition of winemaking. Taste the soil, sun, and vines of Southeast Indiana, which is often called the “birthplace of American wine-making.” Several participating wineries feature lodging, tours, live music, gift shops, delicious food and much more. The Indiana Wine Trail is located in the Ohio River Valley, the largest designated wine region in America.

Website: Indiana Wine Trail

Trail: Holtkamp Winery, Thomas Family Winery, Stream Cliff Farm Winery, Ertel Cellars Winery, The Ridge Winery -Tasting Room & Gift Shop, Madison Vineyards Estate Winery and Bed & Breakfast, and Lanthier Winery

Indiana Uplands Wine Trail

The wineries on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail represent the culture, heritage and taste of south-central Indiana. Nine wineries make up the trail and together, offer over 200 wines to sample. The Indiana Uplands features 19 counties and is recognized as an AVA, American Viticultural Area. The distinct lands of Indiana give grapes great character and taste, and as you wind through the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, you see what makes Indiana wines so special.

Website: Indiana Uplands Wine Trail

Trail: Best Vineyards Winery, Brown County Winery, Butler Winery, French Lick Winery, Huber Winery, Oliver Winery, Owen Valley Winery, Turtle Run Winery and Winzerwald Winery

Cardinal Flight Wine Trail

Dubbed the “Hoosier Wine Experience,” the Cardinal Flight Wine Trail is a Central Indiana wine trail with five wineries. The wineries participating in the trail are located in Marion, Indiana and its surrounding counties, perfect for a leisurely drive in the beautiful Central Indiana region. A variety of wines are offered at the stops, with options for every palette, including dry barrel-aged wines, fruity wines, and sweet wines. The wineries’ various girls’ night out events, live music, tours, themed dinner and parties add to the wine-tasting experience.

Website: Cardinal Flight Wine Trail

Trail: Hopwood Cellars Winery, Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard, Harmony Winery, Trader’s Point Winery, and Madison County Winery

As you travel along these Indiana wine trails, be sure you drink responsibly. Remember to bring your ID and have fun exploring the unique wines of the Hoosier State. Also, be sure to check out some of the best Southern Indiana wineries.

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