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Indiana Ag to be Showcased at Vintage Indiana Saturday

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15th Vintage Saturday

logo_bannerSaturday will mark the 15th event in Indianapolis that celebrates the Indiana wine industry and promotes Indiana grown food. Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival is at Military Park on June 7 from noon to 6 PM, and the organizer, Jeanette Merritt, Marketing Director at the Indiana Wine Grape Council, says the event, just like the Indiana wine industry, has come a long way since the first one.

“Going back to the first year I actually went as an attendee, someone who went and enjoyed the festival and I remember a great event with just a few wineries there, a few restaurants who were there, a smaller event,” she told HAT.”Now 15 years later this is the 10th festival I’ve actually managed and it’s grown leaps and bounds to where we’ll have almost 30 wineries, 15 restaurants, arts and crafts and music, and a lot of people who are going to be there to enjoy Indiana wines.”

The state now has 75 wineries and the 30 who will be at Vintage Indiana will offer samples of over 200 award-winning wines. As always, the festival promotes many different aspects of Indiana agriculture.Jeanette Merritt

“We showcase grapes and vineyards and wine production as part of agriculture and agri-tourism here in the state, and it’s important then for me to showcase the other parts of agriculture. So we have partners like the Indiana Dairy Association coming to teach people how to pair wine and cheese and what type of great meals you can cook in the summer that feature dairy products. Indiana poultry farmers will be partnering with us again this year. They’re a long standing partner to this event and will talk about the poultry industry in the state and do some great demonstrations on their food products. And we partner with Indiana’s Family of Farmers, an organization that represents all of agriculture here in the state and they come to educate people broadly about agriculture’s impact in Indiana.”

The first 10,000 Saturday will receive an etched wine glass and Merritt recommends purchasing a $25 advance ticket at participating wineries, Marsh supermarkets and online here.

Music will be provided by Zanna-Doo, My Yellow Rickshaw and Jennie DeVoe, Your blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged and the adults-only event is for those 21 and over.

Hear more from Merritt in the HAT interview:Jeannette Vintage 14

Participating wineries are:

Best Vineyards

Brown County Winery

Buck Creek Winery

Butler Winery & Vineyards

Cedar Creek Winery

Chateau de Pique

Easley Winery

Ertel Cellars Winery

French Lick Winery

Harmony Winery

Holtkamp Winery

Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard

Madison County Winery

Mallow Run Winery

Monkey Hollow Winery

Oliver Winery

Owen Valley Winery

Rettig Hill Winery

River City Winery

Satek Winery

Thomas Family Winery

Traders Point Winery

Turtle Run Winery

Whyte Horse Winery

Wildcat Creek Winery

Windy Ridge Winery

Winzerwald Winery