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Indiana Wine Trail’s SOUPer Saturday on Feb. 23, 2013

The Indiana Wine Trail’s “SOUPer Saturday” features six wineries along the southeastern Indiana trail, all of who will pair a Soup of the Day with their signature wines. SOUPer Saturday takes place on Saturday (of course), February 23, 2013, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Indiana Wine Trail commemorates the history of Indiana winemaking by Swiss immigrants who planted vineyards near Vevay, Indiana, in Switzerland County. In fact, little Vevay was the home of the first commercial winery in the United States, beating out the folks from California and Oregon by decades.

All of the wineries feature different blends inspired by both Indiana, and the long history of wine making. Whether you like dry or sweet, red or white, Indiana’s wineries have been winning awards and receiving critical acclaim for their wines. The SOUPer Saturday event is one more reason to enjoy the different wines you can get right here in Indiana.

Lanthier winery entrance

Entrance to the Lanthier Winery

The six wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail are Ridge Winery in Switzerland County; Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards Estate Winery, and Thomas Family Winery in Madison; Ertel Cellars Winery in Batesville; and, Stream Cliff Farm Winery in West Commiskey.

While SOUPer Saturday is only running on Saturday, you can spend the night in Switzerland County, and spend Sunday visiting a few of the wineries again, checking out Belterra Casino, or even enjoying a nice drive along the Ohio River.

For lodging and tourist activities in Switzerland County, visit the Switzerland County Tourism website, or call the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (800) 435-5688.

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