Join us for a delightful afternoon of soothing blues, awesome wine & icy wine slushies***.
***Best Vineyards is not responsible for brain freeze (resulting from rapid slushie consumption.)
Join us for an afternoon of good music and great wine. The Chosen 6ix and the Outlaw Country Gang will be in concert from 4-8pm, rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors.
The festival season is kicking into high gear this weekend and will continue for the next 4 Saturdays. See our events page for more details and links to each event.
This year we sent 3 wines to the Grapes on the Grass Soiree for judging by popular vote: Concord – sweet red category, Mango – dessert category (will it surpass Winzerwald’s Cherry Red for the gold?), and our newest release, County White- in the dry white category. Stop by the event on Saturday and see the results. Last year our Chardonel received a medal. Can we repeat it?
Can’t make it to the event? You can also catch us each Saturday (except June 6th) at the Farmers Market on Bank & Market in New Albany, IN. The market runs from May 9th thru October 31st from 8-1pm every Saturday. Stop by and try a sample of our wines.
Let’s raise a glass of Indiana wine and a offer up a “Toast to Spring” while nibbling on a delicious selection of cheeses along the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, April 11th & 12th. Best Vineyards will be sampling a Double Gloucester with Onions & Chives, an aged White English Cheddar, a creamy Havarti with spicy jalapenos and a dark, rich, decadent chocolate cream cheese. Other assorted varieties will be available to tasting throughout the weekend. There’s sure to be a cheese to please almost any pallet. Stop in and try one.
Can’t make it to the winery? Never fear, we will also be participating in the Corydon Spring Beer Walk. You can find us near Red, White & Blush on West Walnut Street. Bluebird is back in stock and will be at the beer walk.
KY Derby Wine Fest
Congratulations to Red Raspberry, the newest vintage of Bluebird, and our newest wine, County White (a dry Catawba), for receiving Gold medals in the Kentucky Derby Festival Wine Competition. Click the link above for a complete listing of the winning wines and wineries. These 3 wines will be featured at our booth during the Kentucky Derby Wine Fest on the Belvedere April 28th and 29th. Reserve your tickets now before their all gone.
Watch our website later this week for more information about the release of the 2014 Bluebird and the upcoming Cheese Lover’s Weekend, April 11th and 12th, presented by the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. Also, watch for our booth during the Spring Beer Walk in Corydon on April 11th. We will be in the parking lot of Red, White & Blush.
Yes, it’s time for the sap to flow and syrup to be made. Join us at the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival this weekend in Salem, IN (March 7 & 8) from 9-5pm. In addition to wine tasting, we still have a few bottles of the Maple Syrup wine (2014 vintage) available. Festival goers will also be able to take tours of the Maple Syrup process from tapping the trees to bottling the finished product. The festival also has a slew of old fashioned activities for the kids like candle making.
The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail’s Annual Chocolate Lover’s Weekend got off to a great start thanks to the wonderful weather provided by Mother Nature. Who doesn’t like 55 – 60 degree weather in February. The preferred chocolate treat of the day at Best Vineyards was the Candied Orange Peel dipped in a rich blend of Belgian Chocolate. These delectable tidbits are the perfect pairing for out white port, Crystal Flame, by bringing out the citrus flavors in the Chardonel and Moscato. (And, yes, we actually purchased a case of Navel Oranges just for the peel and donated the oranges to a local church.) Guests to the winery were also offered other wine and sweet treat pairings such as Petite Red Velvet Cupcakes and Nouveau wine. Join us again this weekend for more scrumptious treats.
And, if the tasting room gets a little crowded, spend a few minutes trying out the over-sized dexterity puzzle specially designed for the Valentines Day holiday. The hand-eye challenge of rolling a ball into a hole or tilting a capsule through a maze has proved among the most delightful, maddening, and enduring diversions of the modern age, despite, or perhaps because of, its sheer simplicity. Place six colored balls in the correct colored heart in 60 seconds or less and win a special prize.
Time is running out for those last minute gifts. What better way to top off those stocking stuffers than with a bottle of wine. Or maybe you need to relive a little stress after the holiday. All wines will be 15% off thru December 28th.
We’ll be open the following hours this week:
Thursday CLOSED – Christmas
The Open House party continues thru Sunday, December 28th. Enjoy samples of vintage Christmas goodies including old fashioned peanut brittle, red hots candy, wintergreen rock candy, cherry divinity, chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, buttery carmel, sugar cookies, shortbread cookies and pecan cookies. These recipes have been in our family for over 75 years and have been handed down thru several generations. Stop by and taste these goodies when “made from scratch” was the only way. (while supplies last)
Join us for the last wine festival of 2014. We’ll be in the Kintner House located on the corner of Chestnut Street and Capitol Avenue (between the Library & Hayeswood Theater) from 3-7pm (or 2pm for those who purchased the pre-sale tickets). This will be the final weekend for Spiced Apple until the next vintage is release August 29th, 2015. And, our current inventory is running low for Bluebird. The next vintage of Bluebird will not be released until sometime in April so be sure to stock up now. Be sure to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts including our bottles of Bread Dipping Spices, Bags of Mulling Spices, gourmet vinegars, and Grape Jalapeno Jelly, just to name a few. We will also have a good supply of our “Reindeer Flight Enhancement Supplement” on hand.
Can’t make it to the festival? Join us December 20th and 21st for our Christmas Open House. All wine will be 15% off and all of our Pink & Berry T-shirts will be just $7.48/e + tax. We’ll have a large selection of old fashioned Christmas treats for everyone to sample including sugar cookies, divinity, rock candy, peanut brittle and more.