Celebrating Our Heritage

We at Winzerwald Winery build our lives around family, friends, and community. We invite you to share in our German family heritage and become a friend of Winzerwald Winery and a fan of Winzerwald’s German-inspired wines. Our great, great grandfather Jakob Loesch was a cooper (wine barrel maker) in Germany and brought wine grapes when he came to America in the 1800s. These grapes still grow in the deep, fertile Ohio River Valley soils and we produce a limited edition wine called Heirloom from this yet-to-be identified German mystery grape.

To honor our ancestors, our German inspired winery offers wines made from grapes typically grown in Germany such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Meunier and wine styles made in Germany such as Mai Wein, Gluhwein, and Ice Wein. We look forward to seeing you at our small family winery perched atop a ridge in a beautiful setting in the Hoosier National Forest.

About Us

Winzerwald Winery (German for “vintner of the forest”) is owned by Dan and Donna Adams, and is located on 85 acres of rolling lands in the Hoosier National Forest along Interstate 64 in Perry County. The winery is located about half an hour north of Tell City, Indiana via SR 37, one hour east of Evansville, Indiana via SR 66, and an hour west of Louisville, Kentucky via I-64.

The winery celebrates Dan and Donna’s German heritage and the Swiss and German heritage of the area by offering unique German and Swiss-style wines, gifts, festivals, educational tours, and fun. Early German settlers believed the Hoosier National Forest reminded them of the Black Forest and the Ohio River was as beautiful as the Rhine River.

Mr. and Mrs. Adams each have certificates from Purdue University in both viticulture and enology. Dan Adams previously worked for Wollersheim winery, the largest winery in Wisconsin. The winery serves top-quality German inspired wines and offers a relaxing & educational experience in a beautiful vineyard and winery locale atop a ridge in the Hoosier National Forest.