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New Wine Trail Kicks Off in Southern Indiana

The rolling hills of Southern Indiana are the perfect setting for a relaxing trail through vineyards and wineries. The Hoosier Wine Trail begins in Clarksville, north of Louisville, and ends in Lynnville, east of Evansville. With nine picturesque stops along the way, there are plenty of acres of vineyards to explore and glasses of local wines to taste.

Stop at Chateau de Pique. The winery welcomes visitors with 80 acres of picturesque farmlands and a quaint 19th century barn.

In New Albany, discover River City Winery. The winery and restaurant keeps locals coming back with frequent menu changes and rotating wines. On Friday nights, be entertained by live local music.

Make your way to Indian Creek Winery. With free wine tastings daily, this small farm winery is sure to provide a tranquil setting for weary travelers.

Make a pit stop at Grateful Goat Vineyard and Winery in Palmyra. Stroll through the vineyards where three different types of grapes are harvested to create specialty wines.

In Corydon, spend some time at Scout Mountain Winery. Situated on 35 acres and surrounded by forestry, this winery serves up a bit of everything. An apple orchard stands alongside the vineyard and is open for fall picking. Fin fresh veggies and herbs in the summer. Visitors can even spend a night at the winery’s 1920′s bed and breakfast.

Head to Blue Heron Vineyards and Winery in Cannelton. Explore the winery by strolling through the vineyards and grounds, including a four-acre lake. Fully enjoy the rural charm by spending a night at the on-site bed and breakfast.

The land around Monkey Hollow Winery has been growing wine grapes for more than 150 years. Taste the years of experience as you enjoy another glimpse of Southern Indiana’s rolling hills.

Be sure to stop at the newest additions to Southern Indiana if you plan to visit after Fall 2012. Pepper’s Ridge Winery and Mystique Winery are both scheduled to open during the autumn season.

To tour more of what Indiana offers in terms of wine, be sure to explore the Indy Wine Trail and Uplands Wine Trail.

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