Indiana Wine Trail ‘Fall Haul’

Seasonal foods, lively events,
designer wines to highlight fun

Six area wineries will participate
in the third annual event

By Angie Satterfield
Contributing Writer

(November 2011) – Do you enjoy fall? Do you enjoy wine? Do you enjoy food? Then the annual Indiana Wine Trail’s “Fall Haul” is for you.

Indiana Wine Trail Participants:

• Thomas Family Winery, 208 E. Second St., Madison, Ind.
• Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill St., Madison, Ind.
• Madison Vineyards, 1456 E. 400 N., Madison, Ind.
• Ertel Cellars Winery, 3794 E. County Rd. 1100 N., Batesville, Ind.
• Stream Cliff Farm Winery, 8225 S. County Rd. 90 West, Commiskey, Ind.
• The Ridge Winery & Tasting Room, 11048 E. Hwy. 156, Vevay, Ind.
• Information: www.IndianaWineTrail.com

This will be the third year for the Fall Haul, and Steve Thomas of Thomas Family Winery in Madison, Ind., said, “Every winery is doing something different in food. That is what really drives this event.”
Mary Jane Demaree of The Ridge Winery in Vevay, Ind., said she is really excited about the success of the event and is looking forward to it becoming an established “must do” – similar to the annual Swiss Wine Festival. “We are looking to develop the event where people expect it every year on the first weekend of November and know to expect food pairings with wine at each winery location.”
The Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul takes place Nov. 5-6 and consists of six wineries – Thomas Family Winery, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards, Ertel Cellars, Stream Cliff Farm Winery and The Ridge Winery & Tasting Room. Visitors to these wineries can expect to enjoy seasonal foods made with local wines, special wines, lively events and collector’s edition recipe cards.
Demaree said to expect everything from wine sauces to wine tapas to wine cake.
Thomas said, “All the food items are made in house.” He is presenting a sauvignon blanc roast red bell pepper soup and also “something a bit different with a wine butter, using a red wine for that, so you have a nice high flavor going on.”

Winery Visitors

Photo provided

Visitors to the Thomas
Family Winery in
Madison, Ind., and
five other southern
Indiana wineries will
enjoy food and wine
specials during the
November “Fall Haul.”

Steve Palmer of Madison Vineyards will be offering tapas style food pairings with wine and estate tours both days. The other two wineries on the tour, Stream Cliff Farm and Ertel Cellars Winery, are located in Commiskey and Batesville, respectively.
The Indiana Wine Trail brings together the region’s best wineries, each offering a different take on one of the state’s fastest-growing agricultural products: handcrafted Indiana wine. The wineries have joined together to create a fun wine trail along and around the beautiful Ohio River Scenic Byway, encompassing everything from secluded estate vineyards to historic pub-style bistros.

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