Purdue Wine Grape Team Newsletter

Dear Indiana Winemakers,
The entire Purdue Wine Grape Team have been logging some miles on the states rural routes as we've been traveling to wineries across Indiana.

Once a month we pick an area of that state and visit wineries that we've never been to or places at least a few of us haven't been in some time.

Earlier this week, the entire team did a 2-day visit to Lawrenceburg.   We had great visits with Rowland Winery, Fiekerts Homestead Wines, Powers Winery, At the Barn Winery and Holtkamp Winery.  

When we visit the wineries, we are happy to discuss issues in your vineyards, wine quality concerns, wine blending, and offer marketing advice.  

I'm excited to welcome Little Creek Winery to our great Indiana industry! The Ripplemeier's have been gathering information and knowledge as they prepared to open their winery in Evansville!  They opened the doors on October 15 and we are so excited to see them open!  Be sure to visit their website to learn more!

I hope your harvest has gone well!  

Jeanette Merritt
Marketing Director

Jeanette Merritt
Christian Butzke

Jill Blume

Bruce Bordelon