On Saturday June 1st in downtown Indianapolis, you can find my husband and I among hundreds of other fun-loving wine aficionados and beginner tasters at Vintage Indiana Wine Festival! This is by far my favorite event of the summer, and Larry and I look forward to this date-day without our kiddos tagging along. We’ve gone for years, way before I had the privilege to meet some of the amazing people that are involved in the event.
Vintage Indiana is the state’s largest wine festival featuring locally crafted wine. Nearly 30 Indiana wineries will sample their award-winning and fan favorites to a crowd of hundreds. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Marsh or online (Adults $22, kids 6-20 $5, kids 5 & under are free), at the gate adult prices increase to $25. Designated driver tickets are $10 and include unlimited soft drinks and water.
Here’s what’s on tap for Vintage Indiana:
- 200 local wines are available for sampling (responsibly!). Use this as a chance to try wines you’re unfamiliar with, or try the same wine from a different winemaker and taste the difference!
- Concert stages with music by Cari Ray, Jennie DeVoe (can’t wait!) and Josh Gracin, former American Idol and U.S. Marine.
- The first 10,000 through the gates when the event opens at 11am receive a souvenir etched Vintage Indiana wine glass!
- Take time to stop into the Wine & Food Experience Pavilion for learning sessions with local chefs and winemakers.
You now have the chance to get FREE tickets to Vintage Indiana! Indiana’s Family of Farmers has provided me with a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky Chaos Is Bliss reader!
How to enter:
Follow the prompts in the box below. For each option you’ll earn one entry. Remember if you have a Twitter account, you can tweet each day to increase your chances!
The contest is open NOW and will end at midnight next Thursday, May 23, 2013. Good luck!
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Sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers. For more information please see my disclosure policy. Contest is open to Indiana residents only, ages 18 or older. Two (2) winners will be selected at random. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, 5/24/13 and will have 24 hours to respond. Should the winner(s) not respond in the time allowed, another name(s) will be drawn.
I Hope I Win So My Husband AndI Can Try Some Great New Wines!
I love wine!!
Honestly, I’m looking forward to an event that I can go to with lots of grownups and leave my kids home with a babysitter! Oh, and the wine will be super tasty too!
Kathleen Slauzis says
Before being a beer blogger, I used to be all about wine. Still love a good glass of a dry red. My favorite Indiana wineries are Mallow Run, Huber, and Thomas Family.
Stacey Writt says
I love this festival, there are so many great Indiana wineries! I’m between jobs & may have to miss it this year unless I win tickets 🙂
I had no idea we had so many local wineries! I plan to familiarize myself with all of them!
Tessa Barnard says
I’m looking forward to hanging out with my mom and learning more about wines. We’re both on a quest to be more knowledgeable about wine. I’m a white wine gal myself. I used to only drink dessert wines, but now that I’ve been drinking it for a while I’m opening up to the dryer whites. Not to mention I’m a fan of sour and tart tastes, so there’s nothing wrong with a dry Riesling in my book. I also like a good sparkling wine. Bubbles are just fun. I’m still not brave enough to try many reds yet. Although I did attend Indiana Public Radio’s Evening in the Vineyard last year and tried A TON of different wines (including reds). That really helped open me up to more wines than Barefoot Moscato. ;D
I went to Vintage Indiana for the first time last year and had a blast! I can’t wait to introduce my family (first timers) to all the amazing wines from Indiana!
I love going to Vintage Indiana, and I love seeing how the wine industry keeps growing through the years. Not only do we have a LOT of wineries in Indiana, the wine just keeps getting better, too!
Beth Hoban says
I just found your site & love it! The vintage is the best, love it as it is shared with friends, fun, and tasty treats!!
Kim K. says
I have never been to this festival! Definitely going this year, can’t wait!
Looking forward to trying some new wineries!
I just love indiana wineries and this sounds like so much fun!
I’m new to tthis town.Vintage Indiana sounds great! would love to win tickets!