New winery opens in Indiana

Carpenter Creek Cellars recently opened in Indiana, adding another stop on wine lovers’ travel lists. The winery is located at 11144 Jordan Rd, Remington, Ind., 47977, between the towns of Remington and Rensselaer. The winery is housed in a historic horse barn.

Carpenter Creek Cellars is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Like many other Indiana wineries, they have a tasting room where they offer free tastings of their wines. Although they are just starting out, they will offer six different wines to appeal to a number of different palates. Their selections include two dry, one semi-dry and three semi-sweet wines.

WLFI checked in with the new winery and talked to other Indiana wineries about weather and this year’s season.

For more information, contact them at 219-866-4334 or carpentercreekcellars@gmail.com. This sounds like a great opportunity for a day or afternoon trip from campus.

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Stream Cliff Farm Winery opens for the season

Stream Cliff Farm Winery opens for their 2013 season today, kicking off a miniature, weeklong celebration. From now until April 7, as a part of the winery opening and their customer appreciation days, the farm will offer specials on wines and plants. To celebrate the opening day, the winery will offer a free sample of strawberry wine punch made with their Bareback wine. New this season, they will also have their wine cellar room open to the public. They will have the room open today and the next few days so that guests can get a sneak peek at the newly renovated location that can be rented for parties, events and meetings.

The winery is open for warm season hours – now until Oct. 20 – Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. The winery is located in southeastern Indiana, at 8225 South County Road 90 West, Commiskey, Ind.

Stream Cliff offers 18-20 wines per season, most with a horse or historic name. Red wines they offer include the Running Horse Red, a Merlot; Thunderhoof, a Cabernet Franc; and Rawhide, Pinot Noir. Some whites on their list include the Spotted Horse, a Riesling, and Golden Gallop, Sauginon blanc. They also offer several fruit wines including blackberry, raspberry, apple, peach and cranberry.

The winery sits in an old blacksmith shop at the Stream Cliff Herb Farm. The farm has a rich history, and claims to be Indiana’s oldest herb farm. In addition to the winery, there is a tea room and garden on location for visitors to purchase meals or plants. The winery is unique from others in Indiana because workers try to pair their wines with various herbs for a unique flavor experience. They also offer cooking classes throughout the season to help pair wines with food and learn about recipes that use both wine and herbs.