I had a few days off from from work so i decided to go to Indiana. I stopped at a winery and found out that it and 5 other wineries was doing their wine tour. i thought what the hack it sounds like fun. I had to do it all in one day when i got to this winery i still had one more to go afterwards. I asked him to stamp my passport and i thought that the way he responded seemed rude. He informed me that i had to taste wine first (no trouble after all that's why i'm there) but than I said I like semi and sweet wines and I was informed that we start at the top and work down. He told us to sit at the bar and the he then left us sitting there and went and cleaned off tables, he then rinced out glasses. After all that he decided to pour us wine but not without giving us histhoughts on every single aspect of the wine and then some. I found his wine dry and not at all for me except his Riesling which I thought was good when ask to purchase a bottle was told it was in house and could not leave the building. If all you want is a day of learning his opion about his wines then this is a place to go, but if you other places to be you should probadly hold off on going here. I won't go back, I don't care for him or his wine.
We love this place. Their wine is incredible~ multiple layers of deliciousness in a bottle. Steve (we call him the "kilt man" because the first time we visited, he was wearing a kilt) is a very educated man who helps one to "see the color" that one tastes. He also offers suggestions of what to serve with each wine and the history of the grapes used for that special blend. Definitely an education (a very tasty one).
We always try to stop when we're near; we live a little east of Columbus, OH. It is definitely worth the drive. The first time was by chance; the others have all been planned and are looked forward to every time.
I would highly suggest a stop if you are anywhere near Madison, IN. The atmosphere~ Celtic music, rich reds and light and lively whites, cheeses that compliment and enhance your sampling experience and even a fireplace to warm your toes...or backsides depending on where you are sitting. We'll be going back soon. (Our suggestion: buy at least a few bottles of your favorite).
This family owned winery is absolutely wonderful. The wines are the best in Madison in my opinion. They have wonderful bread and cheese trays you can enjoy while sipping on the wonderful wines they make. The owners Steve and Elizabeth make you feel welcome and explain the wines and how they are made. They are two of the nicest people I have met. We have been there at least 6 times this year and are going to the Halloween party on the 28th. I would definitely recommend stopping at this winery - you won't be dissappointed.
Sincerely, Karen Wine
This is a great place to meet freinds and get away from the Club scene. Music is generally live and sometimes audience participatory. The family owns it still and lives and makes wine on the premises. The setting is old service station but has been transformed with old woodwork, Church pews and tables to ensure there is a seat for everyone...