Tucked away in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, many wineries, distilleries, vineyards, and breweries are waiting to be discovered. Many of these craft beverage establishments have patios overlooking stunning vistas, host weekly entertainment, and offer exclusive tastings. The fresh ingredients sourced from this region give the local wine, beer, and spirits something special that reminds us of home. Sample a few of the flavors in Southern Indiana for yourself.
Be sure to call each establishment before visiting to learn more about their rules and requirements for dining in as well as curbside pickup.
Patoka Lake Winery features a Tasting Room that is open daily to the public. Take a tasting at the wine bar. Or, sit, sip and enjoy select meats, cheeses or chocolates at one of the tables inside or on our outdoor covered patio. You can also buy your favorite bottles of wine and browse the gift shop. Winery facility tours are also available by appointment.
The Old World European charm makes the Haus brews taste all the better. Savor On My Last NIRVANA porter, Robin of Loxley fruit beer, or Burbon Bear-Ale all brewed on site. The froth, food, and follies at this pub make for an unforgettable experience.
Called one of the most unique breweries in the State, you won’t want to miss this Lawrence County establishment. Salt Creek Brewery is located in a restored service garage. What once was the alignment/oil change pit is now home to the Brew Vessels.
The Old paint room now house’s the Keg coolers, and the rest of the rooms still have the original walls from the 1940s. When you visit, grab a beer and a burger and listen to music or join in on Trivia night. Bring your family and friends with you!
The family owned and operated winery has a reputation for making award-winning wines from their estate grapes. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of everything from dry to sweet, fruity to seasonal. In 2017, the winery expanded to include a distillery. The smooth and delicious Monkey Shine is a local favorite.
The Dusty Barn Distillery produces small batch craft whiskeys from ingredients harvested directly on farms right here in Posey County. The Dusty Barn philosophy is simple: source local and be true to their tastes.
With so many different choices, it’s hard to choose. There are even more breweries, wineries, and distilleries waiting to be discovered in this region. Cozy up for a romantic weekend or group getaway, and taste something uniquely Southern Indiana. Cheers!