Let’s raise a toast to the 4th Annual Uncork the Uplands, the signature event of the new American Viticulture Area, the Indiana Uplands AVA. For one night only on August 2, 2014, enjoy a tasting of all nine south-central Indiana Upland Wine Trail wineries in one beautiful location at Oliver Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard.
Uncork the Uplands offers vino lovers the chance to sample award-winning wines from all nine trail wineries paired with many savory foods. Uncork will also offer guests the opportunity to explore the Indiana Uplands’ unique terroir firsthand with a guided tour of Oliver Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard. Take a stroll, breathe in the summer air and sip your favorite Indiana Upland red or white while learning from the many winemakers who have helped build the Indiana wine industry with over 180 years of combined winemaking experience. This year, guests will even be able to purchase their favorite wine by the bottle to relish at home.
Creekbend Vineyard’s hilltop location and well-drained limestone soil creates an ideal environment for growing wine grapes that produce signature varietals such as Traminette, Chambourcin and Vignoles. Encompassing 33,000 vines on 54 sprawling, sun-kissed acres, Creekbend wines have gained a national reputation for taste and quality. Like Creekbend, the vineyards of the Indiana Uplands wineries have won the hearts and minds of wine judges and wine writers across the country.
The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail is located within the Indiana Uplands American Viticultural Area, a federally recognized grape-growing region established in 2013. The trail wineries include Best Vineyards Winery of Elizabeth; Brown County Winery of Nashville; Butler Winery of Bloomington; French Lick Winery of West Baden Springs; Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards of Starlight; Oliver Winery of Bloomington; Owen Valley Winery, Turtle Run Winery of Corydon and Winzerwald Winery of Bristow.
Uncork the Uplands will take place on August 2, 2014 from 4-8 pm at Creekbend Vineyard located at 7508 N. Woodall Road, Ellettsville, Ind. 47429.
Early bird ticket prices are $40 before July 15 and $50 after July 15.
Tickets will be available for purchase at all nine wineries, or at the BCT box office website.
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