I think I know why some — maybe a lot — of folks won’t go to wineries. Too many of them are haunts of people who pretend they know a lot more about wine than anyone else. In my imagination, they’re the Veronicas, not the Betties, with perhaps a modern above-the-shoulder bob haircut . . . with collar popped, of course. They’re busy at the winery‘s bar counter, stacking up cases of their purchases, while nobody’s paying attention to you.
What if the whole experience were something completely different? Think: bucolic, relaxing farmland as far as the eye can see, perhaps a little Americana live music, down-home ambiance and delicious wine. That’s exactly what you get at Southern Indiana‘s Scout Mountain Winery. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
Open year ’round, Wed – Sun, the winery is surrounded by the vineyard, an abundance of apple trees, black walnuts, Asian pears, as well as heirloom veggies, herbs and plants.
What if you feel — after a relaxing afternoon spent enjoying wines and locally snacks — you’d like to stay a while? They have a charming 1920’s home on site for rent. Here are some of its amenities:
Secluded country setting
Outdoor Hot Tub
Property surrounded by forest
Fully furnished with air conditioning, washer/dryer and cooking supplies
TV, VCR & DVD
Sleeps 6 Adults
Fire pit available, wood may be purchased