Grape growing and wine making have a long history in SoIN. Simon Huber started a farm in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. The region is now known as Starlight. It’s home to his descendants who have built their farm experiences into a wine lover’s paradise.
You can sip a wine made on-site in either an urban or rural setting. Wine made at River City Winery in historic downtown New Albany is crafted in the restaurant’s cellar.
Head to the loft tasting room at Huber’s Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards to sample wines, brandies, and liqueurs. The operation grows its own fruit for a "grape-to-glass" experience.
Explore Southern Indiana’s wine trails. Huber's is one of the founding members of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. And River City Winery is on the Hoosier Wine Trail.
You’ll also find restaurants with stellar wine lists. One of the owners of the Bristol Bar and Grille in Jeffersonville is Scott Harper. He is a Master Sommelier (there only two in the Louisville area). The Bristol pairs these hand-selcted wines with its locally-sourced menu items. You’ll also find boutique wines to complement the chef-driven menus at The Exchange pub + kitchen and Brooklyn and the Butcher.
For more restaurants and pairings, see our listings below.