Thursday, September 3, 2009

Indiana Wine Trail

Indiana Wine Trail

Indiana Wine Trail

The Indiana Wine Trail visits six wineries in Ripley, Switzerland, Jefferson, and Jennings Counties.

Ripley County
Length - About 30 Miles
Wineries visited:

Ertel Cellars Winery Inc
Ertel Cellars Winery Inc - Indiana Wine Trail
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
South East Edition
Ertel Cellars Winery Inc
3794 E County Road 1100 N
Batesville, IN 47006
(812) 933-1500

The Indiana Wine Trail enters Ripley County from Jennings County using US Route 50. Pass through Versailles, Indiana and pass Versailles State Park. Turn left (north) on Indiana State Road 129 towards Batesville. Drive north about 12.1 miles to County Road 1100N. Turn right on County Road 1100N. About 1 mile from the highway you will see Ertle's Winery on the right. From Ertles turn left on 1100N and left on Indiana State Road 129. Return to US Route 50. Turn right on US 50 and again pass through Versailles, turning left on US 421 at the stoplight next to the McDonalds. Indiana State Road 129 follows US Route 421 to an intersection about .5 miles from the McDonalds. Turn left on Indiana State Road 129. Follow Indiana State Road 129 to the Switzerland County Line, about 10 miles south.

Indiana Wine Trail In Jefferson County, Indiana
Length - About 27.9 miles
Jefferson County
Wineries visited:
Madison Vineyards Estate Winery
1456 E. 400 N.
Madison, Indiana 47250

Lanthier Winery
123 Mill Street Madison
IN 47250
800-41-WINES |

Thomas Family Winery
208 E. Second St
Madison IN 47250

The Indiana Wine Trail enters Jefferson County about 1.7 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 3 in Jennings County. It follows Indiana State Road 250 for 7.5 miles before turning right (south) on Indiana State Road 7. About 2.7 miles south of this intersection turn left (east) on County Road 400N. The Madison Vineyards Estate Winery is located about 4.2 miles east, after crossing US Route 421. After visiting this winery, continue east for about .5 mile, then turn right (south) on Indiana State Road 62. About 1.5 miles Indiana State Road 62 intersects US Route 421. Turn left (south). After descending into the Ohio River Valley US Route 421 intersects Main Street in Madison after about 3.9 miles. Turn right onto Main. About .5 miles Mill Street intersects Main. After crossing 2nd and 1st streets Lanthier Winery will be on the right. When finished at Lanthier, continue on Mill towards the river and drive past the beautiful Ohio for about .75 miles. Turn left on Jefferson Street then right on 2nd Street. Thomas Family Winery will be on the right. When finished there, continue east on 2nd Street until it intersects Indiana State Road 56. Turn right (east). The Indiana Wine Trail exits Jefferson County and enters Switzerland County about 10.7 miles from this intersection.

Switzerland County

The Ridge Winery
298 IN-156,
Vevay, IN 47043
(812) 427-3380

Winery trails are fun and the Indiana Wine Trail is no exception, taking you to a number of great wineries and other fun places to visit in Indiana. Six wineries in six southeastern Indiana towns allow the wine connoiseaur to sample wines and cusines from this lovely area of the state. Take a day, or several, to enjoy this fine Indiana winery trail.

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