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 family getaway. Beginning as a u-pick operation in the 1960s and 70s, the families have been making wine for nearly 40 years.
You can sip a wine made on-site in either a rural or city setting. Wine made at River City Winery in historic downtown New Albany is crafted in their restaurant’s cellar.
Just up the road you can walk among the grapes in a vineyard tour or head to the loft tasting room to sample wines, brandies, and liqueurs at Huber's Orchard, Winery, and Vineyard. The operation grows all its own grapes on-site.
Start in SoIN for your base to 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.
Indiana's signature grape is Traminette, a high-quality hybrid of the Gewürztraminer grape. It can grow in all regions of the state. Whether it's near Michigan or in the southern region, this grape takes on each region’s unique characteristics.