Acres of grapes line the drive as you pull into the magnificent grounds of Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, located in Borden, Indiana, less than two hours south of Indianapolis.
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards
Acres of grapes line the drive as you pull into the magnificent grounds of Huber’s Winery located in Borden, Indiana, less than two hours south of Indianapolis. It’s a fun place for the whole family to visit during the summertime.
But there’s more than just grapes at Huber’s. It’s a farm, an orchard, a winery, a distillery —and that’s just the beginning. It didn’t start that way. Let’s take you back to the beginning.
Simon Huber immigrated to southern Indiana from Germany in 1843. He bought 80 acres and began farming the land. In fact, Huber made the first wine from strawberries. Today, the area is one of Indiana’s largest wine-grape producers, growing 18 different varieties, with 85 acres of vineyards.
Fresh Air and Produce
It’s not just grapes, its fresh air and fresh produce. Huber’s orchards and gardens grow apples and a variety of berries, peaches and other seasonal produce, which they sell in their market. And when you walk into the market, the aroma of breads and pastries fills the air. It’s the type of smell that will bring you back to your childhood days.
You can also watch as expert bakers prepare homemade goodies. For a sit-down meal, check out the Starlight Café, located inside the winery. There you’ll find sandwiches, pizzas, salads and more. If you just want a treat or something sweet, the Ice Cream and Cheese Shop may be just what your taste buds are looking for.
Did we mention that Huber’s is family-friendly? It is, after all, managed by the sixth and seventh generations of the Huber family. There’s a children’s farm park with slides and mazes. Plus, check the calendar for what’s in season. Your family can go on a produce-picking adventure.
Today, the Huber family owns 650 acres. Between acres of grapes, in a specially designed barn, sits the Starlight Distillery, the first in Indiana. The family is now producing spirits in their newly expanded space. You’ll find everything from brandy to spiced rum.
Speaking of space, Plantation Hall can hold up to 1,200 guests. It’s a beautiful place for a special event, like a wedding. The views are breathtaking.
500,000 at Huber’s Orchard Winery & Vineyards
With all there is to do at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, you can see why nearly half a million people a year visit there.
At Huber’s, they often use the phrase: “our wines are vineyard to bottle and our spirits are grain to glass” and “we are farmers first.” They say they are committed to agriculture, which helps them to deliver the quality that is evident in everything they produce.
By Indiana Office of Tourism Development.
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