The winery opened in 2002 and in 2018 an expansion including a larger tasting room that houses a restaurant was added.
The winery is located on 55 acres along a ridge overlooking 1-64 in the Indiana Uplands AVA. It is easily accessed via Hwy 62 and located 2 miles from I-64 Exit 72 and four miles from I-64 Exit 79.
We honor our German heritage by producing German inspired wines–that is, grapes vinted from wine varieties typically grown in Germany and wine styles such as Winzerwald’s famous spiced & herbed wines such as Gluhwein and Mai Wein. We also produce wines made from American grapes and French-American hybrids that grow in our vineyards and here in the Midwest. A great selection of fruit wines are also offered and produced in a full bodied fruit forward style.
On-site you will find the tasting room, restaurant, gift shop, office and a portion of the production facility in the main building.
Inside and outside seating is available to enjoy your food and wine or enjoy regularly scheduled entertainment and wine events.
Our new on-site Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc vineyard adjoin the winery. On the lane into the winery, you will pass our new Traminette vineyard. Our 26 year old vineyard is located on our 5 generation farm on a peninsula surrounded by the Ohio River on three sides, 1/2 hour south of the winery. There in the sandy river soils grow our Marechal Foch and German mystery grape used to ferment our Heirloom wine. To hear the story of our ancestors bringing these grapes when they emigrated read our German heritage story.
Our paid tasting offers you up to 8 samples of wine for $5.00. In addition, a featured wine and cheese are offered free to all guests. Our winetenders are known as some of the friendliest in Indiana and we invite you to visit for a guided tasting. In addition to foods on the menu at the on-site Wein Kitchen restaurant, the tasting room deli cases offer an array of artisan and specialty cheeses from across the Midwest, crackers, sausages and snacks to enjoy with your wine. Flights of four wines paired with four cheeses, four wine chocolates, or four flatbreads will be offered when the Wein Kitchen restaurant opens. Shareable charcuterie plates & big Bavarian pretzels will also be available at that time. Tours are available by appointment by calling the winery in advance.
Winzerwald Winery is a founding and current member of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail and Grape Grower’s Cooperative. Winzerwald and eight other wineries along the trail offer a passport program and year-round ticketed and non-ticketed events.
Directions from the West (Evansville):
I-64 East to SR-145, Exit 72 (Birdseye/Bristow exit). Turn south (right) on SR-145 to SR-62. Turn left on SR-62 two miles to North Indian Lake Road (CR 39). Turn left on North Indian Lake Road, pass church to the winery.
Directions from the East (Louisville):
I-64 West to SR-37 South, Exit 79 (Tell City/Ohio River Bridge exit). Turn south (left) on SR-37 to SR-62. Turn right on SR-62 four miles to North Indian Lake Road (CR 39). Turn right on North Indian Lake Road, pass church to the winery.
Directions from the North (French Lick):
Take Hwy 145 south past Patoka Lake. Ignore the right turn to take Hwy 145 west and instead veer to the east (left) and continue toward Hwy 37/I-64. Continue past the Indiana 64 intersection that goes off to the left (west) and continue south on Hwy 37 across I-64. Turn immediately right onto Hwy 62 after your cross the interstate bridge. Proceed 4.4 miles to Uniontown. Turn right onto North Indian Lake Road at the top of the hill after the Uniontown sign. Continue to the end of the road, past the church and cemetery to the winery.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about visiting or directions to our winery.