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Jennie DeVoe at Mallow Run Winery, June 14

Jennie DeVoe

Jennie DeVoe. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Sarah Shadday
Mallow Run Winery

Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville, Indiana, will once again be the setting for an evening of the soulful music of a local favorite, Jennie DeVoe. This will be Jennie’s sixth concert at the winery, and her performance never fails to enchant and energize her devoted audience. The show is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 7 pm.

Jennie and wineries seem to go together well; you can catch her the weekend before on June 7 at the Vintage Indiana Wine Festival held in Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. This festival, which is celebrating its 15th year, is a celebration of food and wine and brings together over 25 Indiana wineries, including Mallow Run.

Indianapolis-based Jennie DeVoe is known not only for her captivating voice and music, but her personality and humor that shine through on stage as well. Her critically-acclaimed fifth CD, Strange Sunshine, was released in 2009 and quickly caught people’s attention, making her a celebrated artist both at home and away. Her work has been described as a “fresh, edgy, raw throwback to the soul records that Otis and Aretha used to make” and “a record for listeners who love good lyrics.”

Concertgoers will be treated to an evening of great music, local food vendors, and the award-winning wines of Mallow Run Winery. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening on the lawn with great music and friends.

Mallow Run Winery is located at 6964 West Whiteland Road, Bargersville (two miles east of State Road 37), in Johnson County. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. Children 12 & under are free. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting or by visiting or calling the Mallow Run tasting room at 317-422-1556.

Heartland Wine and Ale Trail Opens June 2014

April 19, 2014 Leave a comment
Heartland Wine and Ale Trail

Heartland Wine and Ale Trail logo.
Image provided by Richmond/Wayne County CVB and used with written permission.

By Nancy Sartain
Richmond/Wayne County CVB

In mid-June 2014, eastern Indiana and western Ohio will welcome thirsty tourists with the launch of the Heartland Wine & Ale Trail, Indiana’s first such trail.

Visitors to the local wineries and craft beer establishments will find their experience to be a refreshing retreat offering unique, personal experiences for both the wine and ale enthusiasts. All of the wineries and breweries are family-owned and are small production enterprises where tasting means talking directly with the owner, winemaker or brewmaster.

It’s all about quality, not quantity, along the Heartland Wine & Ale Trail.

There will be 10 stops along the trail:

  • J & J Winery in Richmond.
  • Big Dawg Brew Haus in Richmond.
  • New Boswell Brewery in Richmond.
  • Campbell House Brewery & Inn in Richmond.
  • Roscoe’s Tap Room in Richmond.
  • Wolves Head Brewery in Muncie.
  • Wilson Winery in Modoc.
  • Kennedy Vineyard in New Madison, OH.
  • The Winery in Versailles, OH.
  • Quarter Barrel Brewery & Tap Room in Oxford, OH.

Visitors can pick up an official trail passport map at any of the above locations. The Passport is the ticket to great benefits and discounts along the trail. The Passport needs to be validated at each stop noted on the passport to be eligible for a commemorative keepsake. The passport can be turned in at the last stop to receive the memento.

Spend a couple of days or a weekend winding through the charming towns of eastern Indiana and western Ohio to visit these ten locally-owned wineries and breweries. The Heartland Wine & Ale Trail is easily accessible from I-70 and US Highways 40, 35, and 27.

For more information, visit the Richmond/Wayne County CVB Web site at, or call 800-828-8414.

Easley Winery Traminette Wins Best of Class in California

February 4, 2014 Leave a comment
Easley Winery

Easley Winery. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Priscilla Hataway
Easley Winery

Easley Winery Traminette

Easley Winery Traminette

Easley Winery is proud to announce that its locally-made Traminette wine has been awarded Best of Class at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.  Easley winemaker Jeff Martin said, “I grew up working in Indiana vineyards, so bringing home this honor for grapes grown in Indiana makes this award even more meaningful.”

With over 5,500 wine entries, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world.  They have brought together the most distinguished judges in the country to compare wines in multiple price ranges and varieties to determine the best of the best in each category that appeal to all walks of life.  For full 2014 competition results, visit

Easley Traminette is no stranger to high honors.  It was awarded White Wine of the Year, Best of Class, and Double Gold at the 2013 Indy International Wine Competition and holds three other 2013 Gold medals from prestigious competitions across the country.  “We focus on creating exceptional wines and that effort has gained us national recognition”, says second-generation owner Mark Easley.

Easley Traminette boasts floral aromas and fresh citrus notes. This semi-dry style of Traminette is a delicious complement to Indiana pork tenderloin and it is recommended serving chilled. Traminette was adopted as Indiana’s signature wine in 2009 and continues to grow in popularity. Easley Traminette can be found at all Indiana Meijer locations, select Indiana Marsh stores and packaged liquor locations, as well as Easley Winery in downtown Indianapolis. For more information on this wine or to find retail locations in your area, visit

Easley Winery is located at 205 North College Avenue in Indianapolis. For more information, call 317-636-4516.

Things to do in Indianapolis, Dec. 30 to Jan. 5

December 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Halloween Weekend in Madison, Indiana, Oct. 25-26

October 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Lanier Mansion in Madison, Indiana.

Lanier Mansion in Madison, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Tammy York
On behalf of Visit Madison

If you’re at a loss for what to do on Halloween weekend, there are plenty fun events going on in Madison, Indiana. On Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m. start your weekend off right at the Village Lights Poetry Night’s open sign-up and mic night. You can read your own work or that of a favorite poet.  The emcee for the event is well known Madison poet Jill Kelly Koren.

Of course, on Friday you can also take advantage of the Fourth Friday Art Jam. This celebration of the arts occurs on the sidewalks and shops of the downtown area. Whether you are seeking art, listening to music, gazing at galleries, looking around, or grabbing something good to eat there is plenty to see and do from 5-8 p.m. along Madison’s Main Street.

On Saturday, October 26 continue the fun with Live Music in the Twain Room at the Village Lights Bookstore.  From 1-3 p.m. listen to Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider and his mesmerizing monthly mélange of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on the Steinway grand.

After grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many downtown restaurants, take the kids to the Spooky Mansion between 6-8 p.m. (only on the 26th). “Our Spooky Mansion is designed for younger children and includes the King and Queen of Halloween as well as Trick-or-Treating and a craft project the kids can do.” says Gerry Reilly, site manager for the Lanier Mansion (see photo above). The activities are all ongoing between 6-8 p.m. The admission fee is only $3 per child (1 free adult admission per child). For more information contact Gerry Reilly at 812-273-0556.

For the adults, enjoy The Annual Halloween Party from 8-11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery at 208 E. Second Street. Costumes aren’t required but you’ll definitely feel like the odd man out if you aren’t wearing one. For more information call 800-948-8466.

Find out more information about what events are happening in Madison by going to the Visit Madison Facebook page or

Editor’s Acknowledgement: Landshark Communications, LLC.


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