Butler Winery, established in 1983, is the fourth oldest operating winery in Indiana.
The winery and vineyard are located just 10 minutes from the NE side of Bloomington, which is also within the northern boundaries of the Indiana Uplands viticultural area. This region in south central Indiana produces wines of distinctive character. Our friendly staff will be happy to give you a tour of our vineyard, wine cellar or production area, just ask!
A Few Finer Points
WE MAKE OUR wines in small batches using stainless steel tanks for the fermentation
bulk aging of the majority of our wines. We grow: Vignoles, Vidal, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Cabernet Franc and our newest, Tannat.
WE ALSO USE small American Oak barrels for the aging of our Ruby Port, the dry Chambourcin Wines and the fermentation of our Chardonel.
ON YOUR VISIT, enjoy the vineyard experience to the fullest! We offer a variety of crackers, both domestic & imported cheeses, and also summer sausage & salami.
Did You Know?
Our IN-TOWN Shop carries Southern Indiana's largest selection of wine-making and homebrewing supplies. We have nearly everything you'll need to make beer & wine so check us out!
We Have Wine Tasting 7 Days a Week!
You can buy our wines for carryout on Sundays from all our tasting room locations!
Consider our 10% to 20% discounts on multiple bottle purchases.
We also have a unique & extensive selection of wine accessories and gifty items that are sure to please just about anyone on your shopping list!
We have 3 Indiana locations to visit including one in Chesterton, IN!
2013 Butler Vineyard Chardonel
This dry white from our vineyard is aged in French oak yet has nice fruitiness on the palate followed by a lovely, lingering finish. Excellent paired with chicken, fish, or pasta with a creamy sauce. The Hoosier alternative for Chardonnay drinkers.
Similar in style to a drier Riesling, this off-dry lighter bodied wine is made from Cayuga grapes. Lots of fruit flavor and the crisp finish pairs well with salads and lighter meals like chicken, fish and pork.
2013 Butler Vineyard Chambourcin Rosé
A lovely drier rosé wine made from our early picked Chambourcin. This wine has a gorgeous dark pink color with lighter flavor and tannins. Strawberry and citrus fruits on the palate with a crisp finish.
This fruity and drinkable lighter bodied dry red is made from a blend of 4 grape varieties including our own Chambourcin and Cabernet Franc. This is a food and friend optional wine. But it does pair particularly well with pasta.
2011 Butler Vineyard Chambourcin
A lovely dry, full bodied red. Our oak-aged Chambourcin is just the thing to go with that steak dinner. Will age well but life is short, so you should enjoy a bottle with dinner tonight!
2013 Butler Vineyard Vidal
Aroma and flavors of honeysuckle and lemon. Naturally semisweet wine with a crisp finish. Refreshing and tasty, you'll love it!
Indiana's signature grape, Traminette, has a Gewurtztraminer parentage. Floral character and a tropical fruitiness really comes through in this vintage. Indiana Uplands grown.
Say hello to the new Indiana White! This semisweet blend of Cayuga and our own Vignoles has a nice hint of sweetness on the tip of the tongue, light peachy character, and a slightly tart finish. A perfect balance.
Say hello to the new Indiana Red! Made from a blend of our own Chambourcin and Noiret, and bursting with a fresh berry & cherry character. This fruity red wine is easy and pleasing to the palate!
Sweet & Fruit Wines
A light grapy wine made from Catawba. Just like eating grapes off the vine complete with the distinctive grapeskin zing on the finish.
A blend of Catawba, Concord and Chambourcin gives this wine its gorgeuos pink color and fresh and grapy character. Enjoy with Asian cuisin or barbecue.
A sweet red wine with medium body and a luscious Concord grape character. Enjoy with sharp cheeses, pizza or chocolate. One of our biggest sellers!
Apple (Sold Out)
The newest addition to our fruit wine lineup. The lower 4% residual sugar & typical 10.5% alcohol on the fruit wines makes this wine taste more like a hard cider. This easy-going, semi-sweet apple wine is sure to please any crowd! Serve chilled with cheese and crackers for an easy picnic snack or warmed with cinnamon redhots as a tasty fall treat.
Tastes like mom's homemade preserves. This sweet-tart fruit wine is just like a blackberry and will be sure to make your mouth water. Our most popular wine!
Superb, rich blueberry character. Made from Northern Indiana grown blueberries. An excellent dessert wine that even dry wine drinkers will enjoy and a lovely wine with cheesecake! Our second biggest seller!
The only currant wine in Indiana! This wine has the distinctive rich and savory aroma and amazingly sweet tart flavor of currants. **Unfortunately our grower had to transplant the bushes and tells us we will finally have a crop in 2014. Look for its return around Hallowween 2014.
2012 Twice (375 mL)
This is our newest Late Harvest from the drought year of 2012. A 51%/49% blend of our always popular, naturally sweet vignoles grapes and naturally sweet traminette grapes. Two grapes, Twice as good! And all Indiana Uplands grown! Tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango dance on your tongue with peaches, apricots & honey overtones. This is liquid sunshine in a glass.
2011 Butler Vineyard Terra Rossa (750mL)
A wonderful wine to sip after a meal! This ruby port-style is made from our own Chambourcin from the 2011 harvest. Has a dark fruit & oak nose, medium body with a smooth lingering aftertaste. 20% alcohol, 6% residual sugar. Nearly gone, no discounts.
Cassis Noir (375mL) (Sold Out)
As if currants aren't flavorful enough, we've taken Black Currant wine & added grape brandy. Similar in style to a port. And it pairs oh so well with dark chocolate. This is also an excellent cooking wine; we suggest to use our Cassis in place of port wine in glazes and sauces. Do not despair, it shall hopefully return late 2014.
Butler's Original Beer Ingredient Packages
"Ich bin ein Alt-bierliner!" (a presidential dusseldorfer altbier)
Includes: 6.6 lbs. Amber malt extract; 2 oz. Sterling hop pellets (bittering/finishing); 3/4 lb. 60 lovibond crystal malt; 1/3 lb. black Patent malt; Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags; Caps.
Tip the Porter (Greed is good.)
Featuring: 6.6 lbs. Amber liquid malt extract; rushed Grains (1/4 lb. Black Patent; 1/2 lb. Chocolate); 1 1/4 oz. Glacier hops; 1 oz. Willamette hops; Yeast; Priming sugar (Est. OG - 1.049); Grain bags (Est. IBU - 26); Caps (Est. ABV - 4.8%).
O Deathe, where is thy sting? (An Irish Stout in Five Actes)
Which doth feature: 3.3 lbs. Pale Liquid Extract; 2lbs. Dry Malt Extract; Graynes, crushed (1 lb. Black Roasted Barley); 2 oz. Golding Hoppes; 1 bag, in which is found ye yeastes; Sugars for priming; Grayne bag; Capps fore bottles.
Butler's Creamalicious Dream Stout
Includes: 3.3 lbs. Golden Light LME; 3 lb. Golden DME; 1 lb. Maltodextrin Powder; 1/2 oz. Magnum hop pellets; 1 lb. Black Patent malt; 3/4 lb. Crystal 80L; 1/2 lb. Chocolate Malt; Safale S-04 English Ale Yeast; Caps; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Bitter Middle-Aged Unmarried Librarian Ale Or, An E.S.B.
Ingredients: 6.6 lbs. Light Liquid Malt Extract; 3/4 lb. Crystal Malt, L.60; 3 oz. Northern Brewer hops; 1 oz. Kent Goldings hops; Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and grain bags; Caps.
Gruss Gott, Mate! (A Hybrid Bavarian Honey-Wheat Beer In Convenient Kit Form!)
Ingredients: 3.3 lbs. Liquid Malt Extract, Wheat; 3 lbs. Dried Malt Extract, Wheat; 1.5 lbs. Grains (3/4 lb. Carapils and 3/4 lb. Gambrinus Honey Malt); 1 oz. Sterling hops; Priming sugar; Bavarian wheat yeast; Bottle caps; Hop and grain bags.
Nutty Senile Ol' Retiree (Nut Brown Ale)
Ingredients: 6.6 lbs. Amber Liquid Malt Extract; Crushed Crystal and Victory Malts; 1 oz Fuggle hops; 1 oz. Kent Golding hops; Extractive of Hazelnut; Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and grain bags; Caps.
Obsequious Troglodyte I.p.a.
big bold juniper pain. you like that, huh? with: 6.6 lbs. Golden malt extract; 2 lbs. Amber malt extract; Crushed grains (Belgian Aromatic and Crystal 60L); Hops (Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo); Burton salts; Yeast; Juniper berries; Priming sugar; Grain and hop bags; Caps.
Old Dirty Monk Dubbel Ale
Take a bath already, would ya? Bestanddelen: 6.6 lb. Pale Liquid Extract; 1 lb. light Dry Malt Extract; 1 lb. Belgian Candi Syrup (90 sRM); Crushed Grains (12oz caramunich, 4oz special B, 8oz aromatic malt); 0.5 oz Magnum hop pellets (13% AA); Yeast (SafBrew s-33); Priming sugar; Hop and grain bags; caps.
Farmer Amy's Redneck Wheat Beer
We's havin' a ho-down, ya'll! Ingredients: 6.6 lbs. Wheat Liquid Malt Extract; 1/2 lb. Wheat, 1/2 lb. Carapils; 1 oz. Cascade hops; 1 oz. Willamette hops; Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and grain bags; Caps.
Butler's Fabulous American Pale Ale
Includes: 6.6 lbs. Golden Light LME; 1 lb. Golden DME; 1.25 oz. Magnum hop pellets; 1 oz. Cascade hop pellets (EST OG: 1.060); 1 oz. Cascade hop pellets (EST IBU: 35); 1/2 lb. ea. Crystal 40 & Cara-pils (EST ABV: 6.1%); Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Butler's Fabulous Traditional Pale Ale
1 - gallon beginner's recipe. Includes: 2 lbs. Pilsen Light LME; 1/2 oz. Ahtahnum hops (bittering); 1/4 oz. Ahtahnum hops (finishing); 1/4 lb. 40 Lovibond Crystal Malt; Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Gratin bags.
Steamy, Twisted Streetwalker (a california common with a hint of coriander)
Ingredients: 3.3 lbs. Golden Light LME; 3.3 lbs. Amber LME; 1/2 lb. Crushed 60L Crystal Malt; 2 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet Hops; 1 oz. Cascade Hops; 1 oz. Coriander; Burton Water Salts; Lager Yeast; Hop and Grain Bags; Priming Sugar; Caps.
Butler's Fabulous (ORGANIC) Red Ale
Includes: 6 lbs. Light DME (ORGANIC); 1 oz. Kent Goldings hop pellets (ORGANIC); 1 oz. Kent Goldings hop pellets (ORGANIC); 1/2 lb. 60 Lovibond Crystal Malt (ORGANIC); 1/2 lb. Chocolate Malt (ORGANIC); Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Butler's Fabulous (ORGANIC) Traditional Pale Ale
Includes: 6 lbs. Light DME (ORGANIC); 1 oz. Belgian Admiral hop pellets (ORGANIC); 1 oz. New Zealand Pacific Gem hop pellets (ORGANIC); 1 oz. German Opal hop pellets (ORGANIC); 1 lb. 60 Lovibond Crystal Malt (ORGANIC); Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Butler's Fabulous American Stout
Includes: 6.6 lbs. Pilsen Light LME; 1 lb. Golden DME; 1 oz. Warrior hop pellets; 1 oz. Centennial hop pellets; 12 oz. Crystal 60; 10 oz. Chocolate; 10 oz. Roasted Barley; 6 oz. Cara-Pils; 3 oz. Black Patent; Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Butler's Oktoberfest Ale!
Includes: 6.6 lbs. Munich LME; 1/2 lb. Vienna Malt & 1/2 lb. Aromatic Malt; 1/2 lb. Maltodextrin; 1/2 oz. German Hallertau hop pellets; 1/2 oz. Northern Brewer hop pellets; Yeast (Safale US-05); Priming sugar (EST. OG - 1.056); Hop and Grain bags (EST. IBU - 25); Bottle Caps.
Jan's (too lazy to make his own recipe) Black IPA
Includes: 7 lb. Light DME; 1 lb. Crystal 20; 1 lb. US 2-Row; .75 lb Carafa II; .25 lb Midnight Wheat; 1 oz. Magnum hop pellets; 2 oz. Centennial hop pellets (EST OG: 1.066); 1 oz. Centennial hop pellets (Dry Hop) (EST IBU: 65); .5 oz. Chinook hop pellets (Dry Hop) (EST ABV: 6.4%); Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Butler's Fabulous India(na) Pale Ale
Includes: 6.6 lbs. Pilsen Light LME; 2 lbs. Golden Light DME; .75 lb. 40 Lovibond Crystal Malt; .5 lb. Cara-Pils Malt; 1.25 oz. Warrior hop pellets; 1 oz. Columbus hop pellets; 1 oz. Cascade hop pellets; 1 oz. Centennial hop pellets; 2 oz. Centennial dry hop pellets; Safale-05 Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
O' Butler's Irish You the Best Red Ale
Includes: 6.6 lbs. Golden Light LME; 1.25 oz. Kent Goldings hop pellets; 6oz. Crystal 40L (EST OG: 1.048); 6oz. Crystal 80L (EST IBU: 21); 4oz. Roasted Barley 300L (EST ABV: 4.7%); Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Butler's Fabulous Lawnmower Beer (Cream Ale)
Includes: 2 lbs. Extra Light DME; 3.3 lbs Pilsner LME; 1 lb. Rice Syrup; 1 oz. Liberty hop pellets; .75 oz. Liberty hop pellets; Yeast (US-05); Priming sugar; Grain bag.
Butler's Right in the Rye Pale Ale
Includes: 6.6 lbs. Rye LME; 5 oz Dextrose (Corn Sugar); 1 oz. Warrior hop pellets; .75 oz. Chinook hop pellets (EST OG: 1.052); 1 oz. Galaxy hop pellets (EST IBU: 38); 1/2 lb. ea. Crystal 40 & Cara-Red (EST ABV: 5.6%); Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Includes: 3.3lbs. Pilsen Light LME; 3 lb. Golden light DME; 0.45 oz. Magnum hop pellets; 0.75oz. Ahtanum hop pellets; 0.5 oz. Ahtanum hop pellets; 0.75 lb. 40 Lovibond Crystal Malt; 0.5 lb. 80 Lovibond Crystal Malt; 0.25 lb. Honey Malt; Spruce Extract; Yeast; Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
Butler's Fabulous Traditional English Pale Ale (aka Bitter is as Bitter Does)
Includes: 4 lbs. Munton's Light DME; 1.25 oz. UK Kent hop pellets; .5 oz. UK Kent hop pellets; 1 lb. 60 Lovibond Crystal Malt; Yeast (S-04); Priming sugar; Hop and Grain bags.
The White House (Just Add Honey Ale)
Ingredients: 2 (3.3 lb) cans light malt extract; 1 lb light dried malt extract; 12 oz crushed amber crystal malt; 8 oz Biscuit Malt; 1 lb White House Honey; 1 1/2 oz Kent Goldings Hop Pellets; 1 1/2 oz Fuggles Hop pellets; 1 pkg Windsor dry ale yeast; 3/4 cup corn sugar for priming.
The White House (Just Add Honey Porter)
Ingredients: 2 (3.3 lb) cans light unhopped malt extract; 3/4 lb Munich Malt (cracked); 1 lb crystal 20 malt (cracked); 6 oz black malt (cracked); 3 oz chocolate malt (cracked); 1 lb White House Honey; 10 HBUs bittering hops; 1/2 oz Hallertau Aroma hops; 1 pkg Nottingham dry yeast; 3/4 cup corn sugar for bottling.