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:
This small batch distillery produces craft whiskeys from ingredients harvested from farms in Southern Indiana. Learn about distilling on the tour, chat with the owners, enjoy a tasting, order a handcrafted drink, then bring a bottle home to enjoy later.
Nearby: Hovey Lake, The Atheneum, Tropicana Evansville Casino
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.
Nearby: The Exchange Pub + Kitchen, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, Carnegie Center for Art & History
It’s Mardi Gras all year long, here. Taste the Cajun flair in every glass, from the semi-sweet King Rex to sweet Mystical White, and more. The staff will guide you through a tasting and point you to the varietal that’s just your taste. Plus, the views of the rolling hills are just incredible.
Nearby: Museum of Coal History, Henager’s Memories & Nostalgia Museum, The Log Inn
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.
Nearby: Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Monastery Immaculate Conception
Make it a weekend at this winery. It has a charming bed and breakfast nestled among the vineyard and garden. Tour the winery, taste their signature wines, and enjoy the scenery. You have to try the Chardonel.
Nearby: Overlook Restaurant, O’Bannon Woods State Park, Indiana Caverns
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!