Vintage Indiana celebrates state wine industry

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival returns to Indianapolis on Saturday (June 7) at Military Park.

The 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. festival, sponsored by the Indiana Wine Grape Council located at Purdue University, will give visitors the opportunity to taste more than 200 wines from 21 Indiana wineries.

“Vintage Indiana is a wonderful celebration of Indiana’s wine industry,” said Jeanette Merritt, marketing director for the Indiana Wine Grape Council and festival director. “Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or simply appreciate a good glass of wine from time to time, Vintage Indiana offers a broad range of flavors and styles.”

The event also will feature foods from local restaurants, cooking and wine demonstrations and live music.

Cooking and wine demonstrations will be held in the Wine and Food Experience Pavilion and will be hosted by Indianapolis TV personality Jill Ditmire. Live music will be performed throughout the day by the Woomblies, Brigid’s Cross and Jennie DeVoe.

Radio Disney will provide entertainment for children in the form of the Radio Disney KidZone – a Disney-themed interactive attraction that includes carnival games, miniature golf and ice cream for an additional cost.

Festival tickets are available at participating wineries, Marsh Supermarkets and online at Advance ticket prices are $20 for adults (21 years and older), $10 for designated drivers and $5 for youth (ages 6-20). Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

Tickets also can be purchased at the event for $23 for adults, $10 for designated drivers and $5 for youth. All guests are required to show proof of age at the gate.

A list of all participating wineries and vendors is available online at or by calling (800) 832-WINE.

All Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival proceeds benefit the Indiana Wine Grape Council, which promotes the development of the state’s wine and grape industry.

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