I’m not going to lie – I enjoy a nice glass of wine often. Sometimes two. I like to call myself a wine tasting enthusiast, and I love that there are so many wineries and tasting rooms around Indianapolis. You don’t have to go to wine country to enjoy delicious wines! Enjoy our round-up of wine tasting around Indianapolis. Cheers!
Buck Creek Winery
Website: Buck Creek Winery
Location: 11747 Indian Creek Rd S, Indianapolis, IN 46259
About: Buck Creek Winery is open year-round and tastings are available for only $10! The cool thing is guests can sample six wines of their choosing. They update their wine list often. And fun fact – they have been growing grapes in Marion County for over 25 years.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Website: Cooper’s Hawk Winery Tasting Room
Locations: Avon, Indianapolis, and Merrillville (see locations here)
About: Head on over to your local Cooper’s Hawk and with no reservation required taste up to 8 different wines! I’m actually going over to the 96th street location next week to try some more myself. Here is their wine portfolio to peruse before you taste.
Website: Easley Winery
Location:205 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
About: With daily wine tastings offering seven samplings for only $7, Easley Winery is Indiana’s oldest family-owned winery! I’ve seen them pour at many wine festivals downtown and I love that they are always encouraging folks to #drinklocal.
Peace Water Winery
Website: Peace Water Winery
Locations: Carmel, Mass Ave, and Fishers (see locations here)
About: Peace Water Winery is one of my favorite local places to hit with the girls – the hip décor, chill outdoor patio, which has live music on weekends and btw they don’t even care if you order pizza down the street and bring it in! The best part about this place is whenever you buy a bottle you get a token to indicate which charity on their “Give Wall” you’d like a portion of the profits to go to. Drink and give = a win, win in my book!
Website: Oliver Winery
Location: 200 E Winery Rd, Bloomington, IN 47404
About: Some of the best on a budget (in my opinion), Oliver Winery offers tastings every day of the week. As an IU grad, one of my favorite things to do when planning a trip down to Bloomington is to take a day to go spend some time on the back deck of Oliver Winery, tasting delicious local wines.
Westfield Wine Vault
Website: Westfield Wine Vault
Location: 100 N Union St, Westfield, IN 46074
About: As I’m writing this guide, I’m also writing a wine tasting bucket list for myself. Westfield Wine Vault is one I still need to try! I’m excited to try the several experiences they offer: themed wine tastings, wine flights, and their charcuterie boards. You can schedule a wine experience here – you know I will be, too.
Website: Daniel’s Vineyard
Location: 9061 N 700 W, McCordsville, IN 46055
About: Daniel’s Vineyard, a family-owned winery, is a full production winery. You can sign up for their wine club and use their facility for events. Check out their website for event tickets and take a virtual tour!
Urban Vines Winery
Website: Urban Vines Winery
Location: 303 E 161st St, Westfield, IN 46074
About: Since spending a fun night in one of Urban Vines’ winter igloos last winter, I’ve been excited to head back in the warm weather! I’m especially excited to enjoy a wine slushie while my kids play on the fun playground setup. If wine tastings are more your thing, they are offering three different types of tastings for you to enjoy at your table: dry, sweet, and everything wine.
Location: 50 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
About: If you’ve never spent time at Tastings in downtown Indianapolis, you HAVE to experience it. You’ll never feel classier walking around filling up your wine glass with their really cool wine tasting stations. Check out their method here and schedule a day date out with your significant other!
Brandywine Creek Winery
Website: Brandywine Creek Winery
Location: 12524 Southeastern Ave #1152, Indianapolis, IN 46259
About: Brandywine Creek Winery is another one on my wine bucket list. This farm-to-table winery is located a short drive from downtown Indianapolis and you can enjoy over 20 varietals and estate wines in their tasting room. They are open five days a week with live music and special events most weekends.
Website: Hopwood Cellars
Location: 12 E Cedar St, Zionsville, IN 46077
About: Located in the heart of the Zionsville village, Hopwood Cellars is locally owned while also being the winners of multiple international wine competitions. You can enjoy these award-winning wines, and they also have bourbon and whisky if that suits your fancy. Shop their wines and join their wine club on their website!
Spencer Farm Winery
Website: Spencer Farm Winery
Location: 7015 E 161st St, Noblesville, IN 46062
About: Spencer Farm originated as a simple fruit farm in the early 80’s and has transformed into much more with the expansion of their fruit farm and winery addition. You can now make yourself at home outside the very cool farmhouse turned winery and enjoy their charcuterie and wines. Check out their events page here for upcoming live music under the lights.
BONUS EVENT: Taste the Experience at Vintage Indiana, the biggest annual wine event in Indianapolis! This major event takes place on June 4th in Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. Admission tickets are $50 in advance only. Designated Driver tickets are $15 – which is awesome!
So of course drink responsibly, and by the way, I highly recommend Uber on your wine tasting outings. Report back – tell us which wineries you like by commenting on your most memorable experience at an Indiana winery, we’d love to hear it!
We need to know! Where is your favorite winery or wine bar for wine tasting around Indianapolis?