After respective careers as a research scientist and an educator, Larry and Pam Satek were ready to settle into retirement. They anticipated relaxing on the plot of land purchased by Pam's great-grandfather in 1915—a verdant space that had matured from an apple orchard into an overgrown tangle, and which the Sateks turned into a commercial vineyard where other Indiana wineries bought their grapes. Now that they had escaped the daily grind, the Sateks' plan was to begin crafting their own wine. They did so with well-recognized aplomb, and soon, their "retirement business" was winning awards at the INDY International Wine Competition. In the past three years, almost 80% of their wines have medaled—the 2012 contest alone landed them 23 awards, including two Concordance Golds, which signify a unanimous decision by the judges. Their success is hardly surprising, though, if one looks at the descriptions of their wines. They deem their Old Vine red zinfandel "a searing of lightning and poetry," and liken the sweet Mango Mania to "sunshine in your glass."
The Sateks remain continually tapped into the community in an effort to share these wines, many of which are made from exclusively locally grown fruit. Their Twitter feed and Facebook page keep fans posted regarding new releases and suddenly sold-out varieties, and those hoping for a closer look can take a tour of the vineyard and bottling facilities. Additionally, special events such as dinners and pairing classes teach visitors how to expertly marry sips to bites without disappointing both of their families.
Take a trip to Giannetto's in Granger and make your next meal a good one.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Giannetto's — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Access the Internet free of charge via Giannetto's' complimentary wifi.
Giannetto's is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing.
Or, take your grub to go.
We're not like any other place. We've prepared parking onsite for you.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
St. Julian Winery has been producing award winning wines since 1921. St. Julian consultants take pride in educating their customers and guiding them to discover their palate. In addition to wine, we also offer spirits, cider and non-alcoholic sparkling juices. St. Julian is family owned.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
St. Julian Reserve Late Harvest Riesling- Sweet Riesling, very smooth and won an International Double Gold.
Sweet Revenge- this is a sweet red blend made with Concord grapes.
Grey Heron Vodka- Made from grapes, distilled five times, very smooth vodka!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Making wine is an art and a craft. Very interesting to learn about because there are so many different layers to the process.
What do you love most about your job?
Turning "non-wine drinkers" into "wine lovers." We have so many people who stop in who are first time wine drinkers. It is awesome to guide them to their new favorite wine.
Pick up some bottles of liquor and spirits and expand your cocktail and tasting knowledge.
When you shop at this store, you can keep up with the latest trends in women's fashion.
Skip the hassle of circling the block for parking and park in one of the great options near Warner Vineyards.
If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Brothers Bar and Grill in South Bend.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Brothers Bar and Grill is known for its happy hour deals and steals.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Brothers Bar and Grill.
A tad noisy, the restaurant is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Brothers Bar and Grill, so plan accordingly.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Parking can always be a hassle. That's why we've done half the work for you. Parking available onsite for our guests.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Brothers Bar and Grill.
At Brothers Bar and Grill, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at The Met in Lima.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Perfect for after-work outings, The Met's happy hour is hard to beat.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to The Met's wifi.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back The Met is come-as-you-are.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Patrons can park in a lot near The Met or take advantage of the generous street parking.
The Met provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
The Met is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.