Starting in June ‘Grape to Glass’ Winery Tours at Easley’s
Catch a glimpse of the wine process to and learn just how much work goes into creating one bottle of wine. Wine lovers should definitely check out Indianapolis’ favorite winery, Easley, located at 205 N. College Avenue. Their Grape to Glass Winery tours teaches new to advanced wine connoisseur about the art of winemaking from harvest to bottling.
It began as a dream of Jack and Joan Easley in the late 1960’s. According to their website, after learning it was illegal to make and sell wine in Indiana, they invested in a small vineyard in southern Michigan. After some time, a group of about 12 people began meeting regularly to plan how to change Indiana’s laws.
Known as the Indiana Wine Growers Guild, they finally got the state to change the laws in 1971 allowing the Easleys to continue their dream in Indianapolis. Located in downtown Indy’s Cole Noble Commercial Arts District, the winery is centrally located in the state drawing crowds every weekend.
Classes are held every Saturday and Sunday at noon with tours running every 15 minutes. According to the Easley Winery’s website, their tours do not require a reservation, though groups larger than 10 should call in advance. Each tour ends with the tasting of seven wines. Open Saturday 9 – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.