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Uplands Wine Trail Adds 10th Winery

June 10, 2013 Leave a comment
French Lick Winery and Cafe

French Lick Winery in Orange County is one of the wineries on the Uplands Wine Trail. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Sally Bonneau
On behalf of the Uplands Wine Trail

Uplands Wine Trail adds 10th Winery on its 10th Anniversary

The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail (IUWT) announces its expansion to 10 wineries with the addition of the Owen Valley Winery of Spencer, Indiana.   Now in its 10th Anniversary year, the Uplands Wine Trail, Indiana’s first wine trail, reaches from Bloomington on the north to the I-64 corridor on the south.

Owen Valley Winery joins the wine trail on the heels of the creation of the new Indiana Uplands American Viticultural Area (AVA). Owen Valley’s vineyards are located by their country tasting room and winery at 491 Timber Ridge Road in Spencer (Owen County). A range of wines are vinted at Owen Valley including estate grown Steuben blush and Traminette as well as fruit wines such as Persimmon and Strawberry and dry offerings including Chardonnay and Syrah.

A second Owen Valley tasting room is located in the restored Tivoli Theatre in Spencer. Both tasting rooms are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. More details about Owen Valley Winery can be found at The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail passport for the 2013-2014 season, which begins in June, will include Owen Valley Winery. Visitors completing the trail will receive a 10th Anniversary Wine Trail print which includes the new AVA map.

Owen Valley’s first event as a member of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will be participation in the “Uncork the Uplands” event on July 27, 2013, at the Bloomington Convention Center in Monroe County. All 10 wineries and their wines will be featured with artisan foods and fare from regional restaurants. A Chef cook-off, wine cocktails, winemaker speeches, entertainment and silent auction will round out the evening along with an optional vineyard tour at Creekbend Vineyard in the afternoon.

Owen Valley joins the other nine wineries on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail including Brown County, Butler, Oliver, Carousel, French Lick, Winzerwald, Turtle Run, Best and Huber. For details about Uncork the Uplands and to purchase early bird tickets visit

About the Uplands Wine Trail

The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail is nestled among the rolling hills of Southern Indiana and showcases 10  wineries:  Best Vineyards Winery, Brown County Winery, Butler Winery, Carousel Winery, French Lick Winery, Huber Winery, Oliver Winery, Owen Valley Winery, Turtle Run Winery, and Winzerwald Winery  ̶ each proudly coupling high quality wines with a wonderfully unique epicurean experience.  For more information visit us at, on Facebook at and Twitter at!/IUWT.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: BPS Marketing.