Buck Creek Winery is truly the result of a joint effort between family and friends, and it began its first year with 1,500 vines. That was 1991. Back then, it was called Durm Vineyards, after its founders. With the help of the community, friends, and travelers from both near and far, harvests passed, and the founders sold their grapes to other wineries.
Rechristened Buck Creek Winery in the spring of 2006, the vineyard quickly became home to a host of award-winning wines, including Alley Cat, a slightly spicy red with notes of cranberry, strawberry, and territorialism.
Situated amidst 80 acres of rolling countryside, Chateau de Pique Winery hosts wine tastings inside a fully restored, 19th-century horse barn. Glasses swirl handcrafted wines such as a bold Syrah, a rich, buttery Chardonel, Sweet Mile High, and their award winning First Class Blackberry wine. In warmer months, a 6,500-square-foot tent accommodates up to 350 guests during special events, and two satellite tasting rooms provide sips in Indianapolis and Clarksville year-round.
Warm and inviting, rich in texture and color, Harmony winery invites you to linger a while. Taste your favorites produced on premise. Purchase a glass and sit and chat with friends by the fireplace or watch whatever is on the bigscreen. Harmony winery is the only U-vint winery in town. Come by and taste today!
Within the confines of the converted church and gospel hall, Euphoria mixes and mingles fresh, seasonal ingredients to construct creative, modern American appetizers and entrees. Peruse the sophisticated menu before nibbling on an appetizer of phyllo-wrapped goat cheese accented by a fennel, pear, red onion, and chestnut salad ($10). The succulent entreetainment includes seared lamb loin, which serenades taste buds with the help of a backing band of parsnips, golden beets, capers, and yellow curry spaetzle ($30). Pan-roasted monkfish shares plate space with demi-glazed mushrooms, golden raisins, and celery salad ($24), and a Gunthorp Farms maple-bourbon-glazed pork chop makes its table travels attended by an entourage of fall squash, grilled knob onions, and sycophantic yes-men ($28). Euphoria also offers a lighter bar menu and a rotating roster of cheeses, both ideal for snack-samplers looking to make a mouth-friendly match with a selection from the extensive list of wines.
The Vintage Indiana wine festival totes more than 200 award-winning Indiana wines. As varietals from wineries such as Oliver Winery, Winzerwald Winery, and Best Vineyards flow into glasses, food from eateries such as Bazbeaux, Chef JJ's, and various food trucks curbs appetites. Live music adds a soundtrack to the entire affair, which also includes special events such as culinary demonstrations.