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A taste of Germany at Winzerwald Winery

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry–all of which you can do during a visit to Winzerwald Winery this holiday season.

You may think that a stop at a winery is only for the most serious of wine enthusiasts. If you’re new to the joy of wine, know nothing about winemaking, or just want to take in the beauty of acres of grapes in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest, then consider a tour of Winzerwald Winery. I like to think of it as a winery with a sense of humor. They sell wine in Christmas tree-shaped bottles during the holiday season, if you need proof of that! In fact, they describe themselves as a “friendly little winery at the top of the hill in southern Indiana.”

Dan and Donna Adams, with a bottle of Riesling from Winzerwald Winery

Wines from Winzerwald have a strong German influence.  Dan and Donna Adams, the owners of Winzerwald Winery, both come from German wine-making families. The winery’s location in the Hoosier National Forest reminded many early German settlers in southern Indiana of the Black Forest.  Some of Winzerwald’s award-winning wines are made from what is rumored to be a grape brought over from Germany by Dan’s ancestors. This variety of grape has yet to be identified by viticulture experts. So if you’re looking for a truly unique gift for that tough-t0-buy-for relative, this might be your answer.

Winzerwald Winery is located in Bristow, Indiana and sells a variety of reds, whites, blushes, fruit blends and specialty wines. You can order online or attend one of their many special events held each month. The winery is open for tours Tuesday-Sunday by appointment.

Indiana Artisan Contest 2010: Made in Indiana. Given By You.Winzerwald Winery is a member of Indiana Artisan and you could win a Winzerwald Winery gift certificate (valued at $100) for yourself or someone else by entering our Made in Indiana. Given by You. contest. Click here to enter to win!

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Written by : Nicole is a stay-at-home mom and blogger living in Columbus, Indiana. She blogs about adventures at home and away with her husband and 2-year-old son at She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She spent seven years living and working in downtown Indianapolis following college. Nicole is always looking for fun, kid-friendly outing ideas. You can contact her via email or find her on Twitter at @arrowssentforth. Nicole receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.