Christmas at an Indiana Winery

My poor neglected blog. One of my New Year’s resolution is to post more! In the meantime, I’m cross-posting from my professional blog,  I hope you’ll read it as well!

It’s no secret that I have the best job in Indiana Agriculture. Or at least I think I do. Promoting Indiana’s 52 wineries and 600 acres of grapes is truly a joy. And there is no better time of year to spread that joy than at Christmas!

Sitting in my office right now are 44 bottles of Indiana wine featuring all sorts of Christmas cheer. I’ll be travelling the state in the next few weeks using these wines on television and radio station appearances. Here’s a peek at the wine I’ll be promoting for your holiday tables!

These fun wines are from Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, Starlight and Chateau Thomas, Plainfield. These would make great centerpieces on your table!

So my car thermometer said 0 degrees when I was driving to work. And all I could think about was a nice glass of mulled wine, even if it was 7am. These two from Easley Winery, Indianapolis and Lanthier Winery, Madison are meant to be served warm for these cold days.

Many of our wineries enjoy making festive bottles for the season. French Lick Winery, Lanthier Winery and Buck Creek Winery all feature fun names and faces for their seasonal offerings.

Let’s not forget New Year’s celebrations! Oliver Winery, Bloomington and Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyard make incredible sparkling wines! They are perfect paired with any holiday meal or as a treat when the clock strikes midnight.

If you are looking to visit a few wineries, consider travelling the Indy Wine Trail. The Charm of the Season event continues through Christmas Eve and features a different ornament at every winery! Every traveler will receive a tree to display those ornaments. More details at

However you plan to celebrate, be sure to enjoy an Indiana wine this season!


  1. Did you ever take piano lessons? Sometimes I think Life is a lot like one of those “cross-over” pieces I learned to play. The left and right hand are just doing what they know how to do, then the left hand is asked to jump over the right and play the higher notes!

    Nice job!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Very interesting post. I really wasn’t aware there were wineries in Indiana. Of course, I know nothing about wine, so forgive me. When I think of Indiana, I recall an old song out of my childhood and that’s a very very long time ago…. goes something like, “Home in Indiana, in the state where I was born” …. tra la la. No I haven’t been sipping your wine… just a wee case of cabin fever in Montana… LOL.
    Wishing you the Merriest of Christmas’s and rip-roaring New Year.
    wanna buy a duck

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