With fall just beginning to show its true colors, wine lovers can take advantage of the gorgeous foliage at one of Harrison County Indiana’s many great wineries. As the leaves change from green to bursts of brilliant red and yellow, visitors can watch the scene unfold while sipping a glass of their favorite regional wines.
Each of Harrison County’s wineries is set among the scenic, rolling hills of the southern Indiana countryside, offering the ideal place to watch summer fade and fall arrive. And there’s plenty more to do than just relax and enjoy the crisp fall air. Wineries across Harrison County, where Corydon is the county seat, host seasonal events to get visitors into the fall spirit.
The Southern Indiana Bacon & Blues Festival is held at Best Vineyards Winery Oct. 1-2. A true fall festival, attendees can enjoy local crafts, live music, and, of course, delicious, seasonal wines. Best Vineyards’ scenic location, plus the buzz of the festival, is sure to provide the perfect atmosphere for fall.
On Nov. 5, Turtle Run Winery is celebrating the season with hay rides and an annual bonfire as part of its Fall Concert Series. Visitors can tip back a glass of Turtle Run’s Lost My Mind red blend or Niagara, both Best in Class winners at the international Consumer Wine Awards, while soaking in the sounds of the season by a crackling bonfire.
Harrison County is home to a host of other wineries that welcome travelers. From delectable sweet wines to more traditional dry reds and whites, there’s sure to be the perfect spot for every palate.
- Quibble Hill Winery – Quibble Hill Winery produces fine, handcrafted wines, served in a rustic two-story log cabin. Visitors can relax in the tasting room while enjoying the winery’s peaceful setting.
- Scout Mountain Winery – Scout Mountain Winery is nestled on 35 scenic acres of forest, just outside historic Corydon. The fourth winery to open in Harrison County, the artisans at Scout Mountain have been making wine for 20 years. Scout Mountain's 1920s cottage is available for rent as a bed and breakfast and heirloom fall apples, along with other fruits and vegetables, are grown on site for purchase by winery guests.
- Indian Creek Winery – Just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, Indian Creek Winery is a popular spot for groups looking for great views and complimentary wine tastings. Regular paint and sip classes let visitors get in touch with their inner artist while enjoying the local vintage.
Beyond the thrill and excitement of the area’s fall activities, Corydon visitors enjoy much more. An incredible collection of sites and attractions awaits travelers, from a Civil War battlefield to the thrilling caves and caverns, where enormous passages are highlighted by dazzling formations. The State Historic Site marks Corydon’s place as Indiana’s first capitol, while travelers are fascinated by the Constitution Elm and tours of the Leora Brown School, one of the nation’s oldest standing early African American schoolhouses. Plenty of diverse dining and accommodations include a historic B&B, affordable modern hotels, country cafés and even a luxurious riverboat casino. Complete information and a free visitors guide are available at thisisIndiana.org or (888) 738-2137.