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 approach that promises to teach me more about wine, and I can’t wait to get beyond the white and red conversation!
The 14th annual Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 11 AM – 7 PM at Military Park. Over 300 wines from 30 Indiana winners 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 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! Looking for more ways to win? Check out these great bloggers for links to their ticket giveaways: