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.
Small batch grape and non-grape fruit wines, dry to sweet. Tasting room overlooks production area. Live music. 110" screen w high-def projection unit for special events. Some cheeses/crackers available, but feel free to bring a picnic.
St. Julian is Michigan’s oldest, largest and most awarded winery. This family-owned winery, founded by Mariano Meconi in 1921, is nestled in the picturesque fruit-growing region along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Today, grandson, David Braganini, has adopted the family tradition of wine making.
Three Pints Brewpub inspires satiated smiles with a selection of Indiana craft brews and other suds paired with an expansive menu of nonliquid tooth polish. Soak up a glass of house-brewed American Brown Ale or Blonde Wheat ($4.75/pint) with the 8-ounce Angus sponge of The Big One burger, flanked by red onion, tomato, lettuce, pickle, and mayo ($8.95). Chicken alfredo ($12.95) and the spicy rattlesnake shrimp pasta ($14.95)—both served with a side salad and two garlic breadsticks—can be spooled into chompers with forks or wrapped around the necks of Three Pints’ domestic beer bottles ($3). The exquisitely marbled 12-ounce New York strip comprehensively quells carnivorous cravings ($21.95), a d the chocolate swiss-chalet cake sates sweet teeth with white chocolate mousse, dark chocolate cake, and tiny scintillas of platinum Swiss watches ($5.95).
These days, technology makes it easy to do most things quickly, and with little effort. But more often than not, quality requires a human touch, and that's exactly what the brewers at Union Brewing Company are doing. They create a slew of beers just two barrels at a time, rendering each of them with old-school methods and natural ingredients. Each of the ales are cask-conditioned, unfiltered, and never force carbonated. At the brewery, visitors can sample the hand-pulled ales at their ideal temperature—the exact temperature of a Snowman's frosted beer stein—check out the equipment, or sign up for a membership for discounts on pours.
Indian Creek Winery came to be as the result of a 15-day road trip embarked upon by Mark Kendall and his wife. As the couple drove across the Southeast, they visited every winery they found between Alabama and Gatlinburg. At the trip's end, they'd acquired the inspiration to plant their own grapevines on Georgetown soil. Since then, they've developed wines that range from a three-wine blend called Dry Creek Red to a riesling sweet enough to make honey glow the envious green of a lovelorn alien. Visitors to the winery can take a seat indoors, or outdoors amid scenic views and live music, to pair red and white sips with platters of cheeses, summer sausage, and dried fruit.