• By Sue Shelden   |   Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm   |     |   Print   |   Permalink

This, in from the Indiana Wine Grape Council’s most recent newsletter:

“Having an American Viticultural Area declared for the Indiana Uplands truly shows just how important our vineyards are to our agriculture industry in Indiana,” said Lt. Governor Sue Ellsperman, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture. “With over 600 acres of grapes planted in the state, and a significant portion of those planted in the Indiana Uplands AVA, I’m encouraged we will see even more vineyards and wineries take root in the future.”

This is just a snippet of the news concerning the new AVA designation. The newsletter also contains information about The following upcoming wine events:

“Free the Cork Saturday!”

March 9, 2013, 12:00-2:00

Seven Central Indiana wineries and their vintners will showcase their most recently released wines:

Buck Creek Winery, Indianapolis–Featuring Bally Hoo

Cedar Creek Winery, Martinsville–Featuring their 2012 Shiraz

Chateau Thomas Winery, Plainfield–Featuring their 2011 Savignon Blanc

Easley Winery, Indianapolis–Featuring their 2011 Vintner Reserve

Mallow Run Winery, Bargersville–Featuring their 2011 Riesling

New Day Meadery of Fountain Square, Indianapolis–Featuring their 2012 Dry Blueberry Honey Wine

Simmons Winery, Columbus–Featuring their 2012 Foch

 

Other upcoming events:

Hoosier Wine Hysteria–March 16-17 through April 6-7–This features 9 unique southern Indiana wineries

All of March is Chambourcin Month in the Uplands

 

And much much more!!! Go to www.indianawines.org and sign up for their mailing list so you get all the latest information!

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