Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival Ticket Giveaway

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You may remember me saying that 2013 was going to be my year to learn about wine. While I’m definitely a craft beer person, wine interests me a lot, and at the beginning of the year I decided I was going to know more than just saying “there’s white, and red, right?” There’s a festival approaching that promises to teach me more about wine, and I can’t wait to get beyond the white and red conversation!

Oliver WinesThe 14th annual Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 11AM – 7PM at Military Park. Over 300 wines from 30 Indiana winers will be present with samples, giving you an opportunity to speak with the wineries and discuss why and how they’re able to produce great products.

Being the largest wine festival in Indianapolis with locally crafted wine, this is a festival any wine lover should have on their “must attend” list. And as someone who enjoys all things local, I really appreciate how this festival focuses on highlighting local Indiana wineries.

Did you know? Indiana has 69 wineries that produce over 1.25 million gallons of wine a year. The 70th winery in Indiana will open up sometime in May!

Wineries will be selling wine by the bottle and the case, so you can take home the actual wines that you sample during the festival. Live music, cooking and wine demonstrations, food trucks and and arts and crafts showcase will also be present so that you can take a break from your sampling and still be entertained by everything the festival has to offer.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $22 at Marsh Supermarkets or online at http://vintageindiana.com. You can also purchase them at the gate for $25. Designated driver tickets are $10 and include unlimited soft drinks and water. Kids ages 6-20 are $5, and kids 5 and under are free.

Interested in attending the Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival? I’ve got two tickets to giveaway courtesy of Indiana Wines! Enter through the Rafflecopter below – giveaway ends Thursday, May 23 at midnight. The MANDATORY entry is to leave a blog post comment – don’t forget to do that! You can also tweet about the giveaway daily for extra entries!


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Looking for more ways to win? Check out these great bloggers for links to their ticket giveaways:

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Disclosure: I received two tickets from Indiana Wines so that I could attend the event as well as two tickets to giveaway to your awesome possum readers. I did not receive compensation for this post and all views are my own.

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  • designhermomma

    Personally my go-to is a malbec or pinot. But, BUT! I’m excited to explore what Indiana has to offer…

    • solidgoldeats

      So I’ll google that… and then taste them at the event ;)

  • Kathy

    I went to Vintage Indiana years ago with a dud date. =( I’d love to try it again with someone more fun. =)

    • Kathy

      Oh – my favorite wine is a Pinot Grigio.

      • solidgoldeats

        You deserve a great date! And you’re welcome to hang out with me ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kslauzis Kathleen Slauzis

    I actually started out as wine person and moved into craft beer. Completed the Indy Wine Trail, the Indiana Wine Trail and the Indiana Upland Wine Trail. They made for great weekend adventures and great memories. My personal favorite local winery is Mallow Run, followed by Thomas Family Winery down in Madison. If you make a weekend of a wine trail, follow Indiana Wine Trail and stay in Madison. Take a tax to Thomas Family Winery for local music, good cheeses and great wine. :)

    • solidgoldeats

      Those are GREAT ideas, Kathleen, thank you! I had no idea there were events like that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kslauzis Kathleen Slauzis

        The wine trails also do special tastings and pairings around Christmas time and Valentine’s Day. They also have chili cook off events.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=723015716 K.C. Campbell

    I’m new to wine but I like muscato,port and Annabelle pinot noir.

    • solidgoldeats

      Muscato’s are hard to resist!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nursestacey06 Stacey Leigh

    I haven’t really met a wine I didn’t like! I love ice & port wines & my favorites are Finale from Mallow Run, Late Harvest Vignoles from Oliver & Black Raspberry Encore from Brown County!! Hoping I can make it this year, in between jobs so this may be a luxury I have to forfeit! It’s an amazing festival, have fun sampling the many great wines of Indiana :)

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I love Sauvignon Blanc !! Also, I love Vista Rose from Brown County Winery!!

  • Cathy F

    Love white zinfandel or a nice sauv to go with a yummy fondue!

  • Tessa Barnard

    I’m a white wine gal myself. I used to only drink dessert wines, but now that I’ve been drinking it for a while I’m opening up to the dryer whites. Not to mention I’m a fan of sour and tart tastes, so there’s nothing wrong with a dry Riesling in my book. I also like a good sparkling wine. Bubbles are just fun. I’m still not brave enough to try many reds yet. Although I did attend Indiana Public Radio’s Evening in the Vineyard last year and tried A TON of different wines (including reds). That really helped open me up to more wines than Barefoot Moscato. ;D

  • http://twitter.com/zentzie Jen Zentz (JZ)

    I liked wine before beer. And believe it or not, I’ve never been to Vintage Indiana. My favorite winery in Indiana is Huber’s. If you’ve not been, you must go. In addition to being a winery, they are a family farm and orchard. There is a farm market, cheese/ice cream shop, petting zoo, and family-style restaurant. They have live music on the weekends and a great patio area for the warmer months.

    Oh, and like I said. They are an orchard, too. So depending on the season, you can go pick your own strawberries, apples, peaches, pumpkins, Christmas trees, blackberries, raspberries–you name it, they plant it!

    And shoot, their wine is the best!

  • John

    I don’t drink but my wife loves wine and I would like to take her to this and partake in the food.

  • Michelle

    My favorite is Far Niente Chardonnay and would love to try the samplings at the festival!

  • http://www.facebook.com/leeannsb LeeAnn Sutton Barnard

    I’m totally a beer gal too, but have been trying to get into wines as well. I’ve been trying different wines for about a year now, and what I’ve found is I can go dryer in whites, but sweeter in reds. Also, like beer, I find that I really like local wines better than most mass produced store brands. Yay for learning new things!

  • Sara

    My favorite wine is pink moscato. There’s something about the sweet color and the bubbles; it’s innocent and fun and bright. I also like Reggae Red and Oliver’s Sangria.

  • Anne

    I love Oliver Soft Red. There’s a reason it’s the best selling wine in Indiana!

  • Chris

    I love the Grand Rouge from Rettig Hill Winery. It’s made with Norton grapes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/beth.hoban.7 Beth Hoban

    I love sweet red wines, Easley wines are probably my favorites, but I love try new fun & tasty wines at the vintage!

  • http://twitter.com/JacAndElsie Jaclyn Y

    I have a soft spot for Gewurztraminer. One day, I’ll even learn to spell it without Google!

  • http://twitter.com/twinkvanwink Twinkle VanWinkle

    Love this celebration of Indiana wines! :) Thanks for the info, Sara!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.krier.9 Kim Krier

    Mallow Run Winery is beautiful! We enjoy several of their wines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kmkrier90 Katie Krier

    Love mallow run winery! Just wish it was closer!