Just follow the Chambourcin grape vines down the lane to get to Turtle Run Winery in Corydon, Indiana!
Pop into the Harrison County tasting room or grab a seat at the tasting table actually located within the production room on weekends.
Turtle Run Winery in Corydon
In case you couldn’t tell, owners Jim ad Laura of Turtle Run Winery do things their own way–to a point.
Wine education is very important to this couple. So, too, are following traditional wine-making methods that place the emphasis on blending, patience, and subtle fine tuning.
It can be a lengthy process. This Indiana winery doesn’t skimp on aging. Wine-filled oaken barrels may age for as long as five years. They never use oak flavorings. It wouldn’t provide the finish they desire.
Corydon, Indiana Winery
As you probably guessed the production room is where the magic happens. If you choose to begin your tasting adventure here, you’ll need to visit on the weekend. That’s when this space is set up to include a table and chairs. Owner Jim enjoys sharing his knowledge of wine and guiding visitors through the tasting process to discover their favorite Turtle Run Winery wines.
Jim begin his wine making education at Miami of Ohio University in the 1980s. World famous wines don’t add sugar before bottling. Dry red wines don’t need chemical additives. Re-using skins adds complexity, a technique Jim also uses on occasion.
Health benefits, Prohibition, and taste buds are a few of the topics that you may learn about during the production tour. Feel free to ask questions–and enjoy the wine!
Wines at Turtle Run Winery
The wines run the gamut. Possessing the 5th oldest vines in the Indiana Uplands American Viticulture Area, they are in the top ten when it comes to size! There are fifteen acres of grapes here.
Grape varieties include Catawba, Chambourcin (as you know from your way up the lane), Vignoles, the Indiana state wine grape Traminette, Cabernet Sauvignon, and plenty more!
When Jim and Laura purchased the farm in 1997, the area was full of turtles. Unfortunately, an earthquake a few years ago drained the pond, and the turtles have left. But the memory of the turtles is very strong here–it is what gave this winery its name.
More than just a lovely winery and tasting room, the grounds surrounding Turtle Run frequently entertain the masses with family friendly music events!
Try to time your visit for a day with beautiful weather–because you know the wine is already good! Just bring something to sit on and relax. At Turtle Run Winery in Corydon, Indiana, that will be easy.
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Turtle Run Winery
940 Saint Peters Church Rd NE
Corydon, IN 47112
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