For decades, we’ve produced special wines in south-central Indiana. The Indiana Uplands is a federally recognized grape-growing region, known as an American Viticultural Area, or AVA. In fact, ours is the first AVA entirely in Indiana, established in early 2013.
Nine wineries are members of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, featuring Butler, Brown County, Oliver, Owen Valley, French Lick, Best, Turtle Run, Huber & Winzerwald Wineries. With 4,800 square miles to our name and about 200 acres of grapes under cultivation, there’s much to explore.
An AVA means that the region has a unique blend of geography, soil and climate, which gives its wine defining character. Simply put, the Indiana Uplands is markedly different from its surroundings when it comes to growing grapes.
LOCAL GRAPES | The Indiana Uplands AVA gives our wines a true origin. Vintners have a meaningful way to describe where their wines come from, and wine-drinkers can easily spot local varietals at stores and restaurants.
When you see the Indiana Uplands name on a bottle, it means that at least 85 percent of the wine inside is from grapes grown within the area.
Plan a weekend and prepare for a memorable experience at each of the wineries on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail.