National Drink Wine Day: Our 9 Favorite Indianapolis Wineries & Tasting Rooms
National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18 across the United States and this Saturday it's going to be 60+ degrees outside! So, we think this is the PERFECT opportunity to get out of the house and wine down at our favorite central Indiana wineries!
According to nationaldrinkwineday.org, the purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine. "Wine has played an important role in history, religion and relationships. We embrace the positive benefits of wine such as new friends, reduced risk of heart disease and the enhancement of food and life." So grab a friend, share the love and a bottle at these 9 Indy Wineries:
Located downtown since 1974 and one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the state, Easley offers over 20 different wines, including the popular Reggae Red and Reggae Blush!
Monday - Saturday: 11A - 6P
Located in Bargersville on the 600-acre Richardson Family Farm, Mallow Run offers several decadent wines that will warm your heart. If you haven't tried their #1 selling Rhubarb Wine, you must this weekend!
Saturdays, join Mallow Run from 12-6PM for their Winter Warm Up!
Food served 12-6pm
Live music 2-5pm
Soup & fresh baked bread meal $8
Music: Wilsons (2-5pm)
Winery open 12-6pm. Live music on the covered, heated patio from 2-5pm. Complimentary wine tasting in the tasting room from 12-6pm. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Every day 12-6P
Located 5 minutes from Downtown Indianapolis in Fountain Square, New Day specializes in handcrafted honey wines and hard ciders. Grab a flight or sip on our fav, Shelby Blue Ribbon, a strawberry & rhubarb mead. Stay for a while and snag a board game from the back of the room!
Just off of 65 S. near The Edinburgh Premium Outlets, you can find red, blush, and white wines ranging from dry to sweet. You can also find their other brands tasting rooms, 450 North Brewing Company and Gnarly Grove Hard Cider on site as well!
In addition to being a brewery, did you also know we are Indiana's only brewery, winery, and cidery all under one roof? You could say we like to keep busy. Three wines from Simmons Winery and two hard ciders from @gnarlygrovehardcider recently brought home medals in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition! - - *GOLD - Dry Riesling *SILVER - Cabernet Sauvignon *SILVER - Original Blend Hard Cider *SILVER - Legendberry Hard Cider *BRONZE - Merlot
Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 11A-6P
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 11A-8P
The Peace Water Tasting Room is right on Main Street in the Arts and Design District of Carmel. The interior decor is the perfect mix of class and boho and the wine is to die for. The Carmel native family handcrafts their wines in Napa Valley, then brings them back home to Indiana for our sipping pleasure. Best yet, when you visit "Give Wall" and learn about the causes you help support with every purchase! Whenever you buy a bottle you get a token to indicate which charity you would like your portion of the profits to benefit!
New local discovery during Late Night on Main! This place is so eclectic and beautiful with a great atmosphere! Can't wait to go back! @linceyhinkle we are celebrating next time you're in town! #peacewaterwinery #latenightonmain #37westmainstreet #saturdaynights #unwind #friends #carmel #midwestliving #winetasting #decor #decorinspiration #local #localmusic #indy #beautifullife #livelife #citylights
Tuesday - Thursday: 2P-9P
You can buy Oliver wines just about anywhere these days, but the Oliver Winery Tasting Room experience is well worth the trek down 37! Enjoy daily wine tasting and free weekend tours of the production facility and cellar. Take a seat on the spacious patio or spread out on a beautiful hillside picnic area with your tastings and picnic package!
Monday - Saturday: 10A - 6P
Sunday: 12P - 6P
Located on the southeast corner of Indianapolis. Buck Creek is one of Indiana’s finest wineries. This winery has a wide variety of award winning wines. The list is pretty long, but our top 3 are: Blackberry Wine, Alley Cat, and the Road House Red.
Monday — Saturday
10am — 6pm
1pm — 6pm
Located in Plainfield, Chateau Thomas Winery has been bringing a taste of the old world to the heart of the Hoosier state for over 30 years. They make more than 50 varieties of Vinifera wine. Try one of their Slender (carb free) or Abe Martin wines.
Cedar Creek Wine and Brew
Located in Martinsville, Cedar Creek Winery opened their doors on October 3, 2010. They are the only winery in Morgan County. Not only are they a winery, they are also a brewery. Blueberry Velvet, a red wine with sweet blueberry flavor combined with cherry-spices of Pinot-Noir, is a must! If you ever find yourself in charming Nashville, Indiana - be sure to stop by their tasting room right on Franklin Street!
Friday: 12-8p Food
Saturday: 12-8p Food