Winzerwald is German for “vintners of the forest.” The Adamses chose that name to honor both their German heritage and the Swiss and German heritage of the southern Indiana Uplands.
Special wines include German favorites such as Indiana's first Mai Wine (May Wine), Glühwein (warm spiced wine), our version of Liebfraumilch which we call Lieblich (which means “delightfully sweet” in German), Lemberger, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Black Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and an Ice Wein styled dessert wine. Winzerwald is also famous for its line of fresh-from-the-vine flavored fruit wines, and herbed and spiced wines.
A limited-edition wine called Heirloom is made from grapes that, according to family lore, were brought to the U.S. by the owner’s ancestors when they emigrated from Germany. The grape variety has yet to be identified by viticulture experts. Join us for this special wine made from our family’s German mystery grape, harvested from the Ohio River Loesch Vineyard.
Winery and tasting room:
26300 N. Indian Lake Road
Bristow, IN 47515
Additional tasting room:
2021 W. Franklin Street
Evansville, IN 47712
Tasting room hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–6pm
Tasting fee: None.
- Bus tours welcome
- Wine club
- Dinners and events year-round
- Riesling: You can't celebrate your German heritage without vinting one of the best Indiana rieslings on the market! Winzerwald's Riesling is finished semi-sweet or semi-dry with fresh peach and tangerine flavors and a perfectly balanced grapefruit finish. Its balanced acidity makes this a great food partner.
- Mai Wein (pronounced “my vine”): Winzerwald produces Indiana's first Mai Wein (May Wine). Specially dried fresh sweet woodruff is steeped in the tank to produce an aromatic semi-sweet white wine. It is blended with a touch of strawberry juice to emulate the Mai bowles (Mai punch) used to celebrate May Day in Germany. Perfect with all herbed dishes such as rosemary chicken, pestos and tarragon broccoli soup.
- Glühwein (pronounced “gloo vine”): If you've been to the Christkindlmarkts in Germany, this should be a favorite of yours. Glühwein means "glow wine" since this red wine is traditionally served warm. Winzerwald adds whole cinnamon sticks and fresh cloves and steeps them in the wine for perfect mulled wine every time. We call this "Christmas in a Glass," but try it chilled during the summer, too, like an iced chai tea.