Indiana is best known for racing, basketball and corn, but this state also makes a mean bottle of wine. Founded in 1972, Oliver Winery began as the favorite hobby of Indiana University law professor William Oliver. Through his hard work, the winery has grown to become Indiana's oldest and largest winery, producing over 600,000 gallons of wine annually with distribution to 24 states around the country.
Oliver Winery is also one of the most critically acclaimed wineries in the country, reaching the top 50 of Wine Business Monthly's best wineries, while also earning distinction as Travel and Leisure Magazine's top 25 wineries. This is paired with their award-winning lineup of over two dozen wines, as well as a nice selection of hard ciders.
Wines from Oliver range from semi-sweet to dry, but the most popular varieties are the semi-sweet varieties. These fruit-forward options have a unique flavor you can't find anywhere else. Sangria and Moscato are two traditional options, but if you're feeling like dessert in a glass, opt for the Apple Pie, Blackberry or Cherry Cobbler. If you're averse to sweet wines, Oliver Winery also carries an array of dry whites and reds that are a perfect complement to a home-cooked meal or celebrating a special occasion.