Indiana Wine Trails

September 27, 2010 By Carol Cowan

Vineyards and wineries are cropping up all over these days, and the Hoosier state is no exception. Indiana wineries flourish along three designated wine trails, making for plenty of opportunities to experience the full range of Indiana wines, plus other points of interest along the way.

Grapes at Satek Winery in Fremont, IN

The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail winds through the rolling hills of the state’s south-central region, showcasing nine wineries and highlighting the area’s rich history. Wines produced in the Uplands region are unified by the topographic, climatic and geologic characteristics unique to the soil of this unglaciated plateau. Download a map and brochure that profiles each winery as well as information about special events and additional attractions at www.indianauplands.com.

Six artisan wineries, along with some of southeast Indiana’s most scenic and historic places, await travelers to the Indiana Wine Trail. Pair this region’s tasty wines with lodging choices that range from sprawling mansions to cozy inns and riverfront hotels to relaxing spas. Find package deals, maps, event information and more at  www.indianawinetrail.com.

For wine tourism close to the city, the Indy Wine Trail connects seven award-winning wineries, all within minutes of downtown Indianapolis. Meet the vintners and taste the variety of wine styles produced in the heart of the state. Visit all seven wineries to receive a free gift. Find out more at www.indywinetrail.com.

As you drive through Indiana, watch for wine trail signs to guide you to its wineries. More information about Indiana’s wine industry can be found at www.indianawines.org.

SEE ALSO: Sample 200 Indiana Wines at the Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival

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