Monday, June 27, 2011

Anderson's Winery, Valparaiso, Indiana

Og coordinated a trip to Anderson's Winery in Valparaiso, Indiana this last weekend with Brigid, myself, Mr. B/Himself, the Ogwife, and the Oglet.  Not only do they have locally made wines, they also create various soda pops--green apple, blue raspberry, apple, grape, and their own root beer (which the Oglet tried and liked, not being old enough for the wine).  They have been in place for about 50 years and specialize in "light, fruity wines produced by fruit and grapes grown in the Midwest region".  We came home with several bottles including their Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Rhubarb (a favorite of the Ogwife), Cherry, and their Vineyard Blue grape.  Being root beer aficionados (and on the advice of the the Oglet), Himself and I also brought home a couple of bottles of root beer to do a side-by-side comparison with Point Root Beer (Stevens Point, WI) and Sprecher's (Milwaukee), our present favorites.

You can belly up to their bar for a wine tasting that they will tailor to the preferences of the tastees.  They also have a small refrigerator filled with Fair Oaks Farm cheeses and make their own fudge onsite.  If you are in the Chicago-land area, it's worth a side trip being not-that-far south of Indiana Dunes State Park to make a nice day trip.  I'm not sure you can order online, but you can give them a call and see.


  1. Well, I guess this is a bigass 'DUH!' moment for me, for not having put this here myself. Glad you were smarter than I and posted it.

  2. Cool to hear about wines from the Midwest. Even though most of the wine that I drink is Made in America, I have done extensive sampling of California wines, but I will have to try this.