Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Wildcat Creek Winery in Lafayette, Indiana
I visited Wildcat Creek Winery and was welcomed by very friendly guys including owner Rick. I was immediately whisked away to a tasting counter and was tasting wine within few minutes of arriving, there were already several people tasting wine on Tues. afternoon and with wine flowing and company good, it made for a very pleasant afternoon.
Wine Tasting here is free, after you taste several different wines you can choose to buy one you like for $5 a glass and take it out to several outdoor seating areas, or purchase a bottle or several starting at $14.00 and above.
Coming from Chicago on Interstate 65, Exit #175 toward West Lafeyette. Turn right onto State Road 25 and then take the first, immediate, left at 200 North. Wind around the beautifully wooded path, cross the bridge, and the winery is the farmhouse on the right. The farmhouse, originally constructed in 1900, has undergone renovation, but still maintains its wonderful Hoosier farmhouse appeal and hospitality. Sign in the front of the winery is prominently displayed and can not miss it. There are ample parking to the west of the building, and handicapped parking to the east.
Oh I almost forgot, how is the wine you ask? Well, I purchased three bottles, Prophet's Rock Red which is a dry full bodied wine, Lafayette Red, sweet wine made from concord grape and Lafayette Blush, another delicate, fruity, light and refreshing sweet wine to go with desert.
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