Indiana Wine Trail's Nouveau Noelle this weekend
Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:00 AM
The six wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail will celebrate the Christmas season with a two-day holiday event this weekend.
Ertel Cellars Winery
3794 E. 1100-N, Batesville
123 Mill Street
Madison Vineyards Estate Winery
1456 E. 400-N
The Ridge Winery
298 State Road 156, Vevay
Stream Cliff Farm Winery
8225 S. 90-W, Commiskey
Thomas Family Winery
208 E. Second St.
The annual Nouveau Noelle will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Events will be held at Madison Vineyards Estate Winery, Lanthier Winery and Thomas Family Winery in Madison; the Ridge Winery in Vevay; Ertel Cellars Winery in Batesville; and Stream Cliff Herb Farm and Winery in Commiskey.
Guests who purchase tickets for the event will receive a gift basket and items from each of the six winery stops. Each winery will add items to the progressive holiday wine gift basket as visitors make their way to all six locations on the Indiana Wine Trail.
Gifts include a bottle-shaped bread tray and cheese spreader from Madison Vineyards Estate Winery, a handmade tin and copper historic Christmas icicle from Thomas Family Winery, a chocolate selection from Lanthier Winery, a hand-painted ornament from Stream Cliff Herb Farm and Winery, two holiday-themed wine glasses from Ertel Cellars Winery, and a bar towel and napkins from The Ridge Winery.
The wineries will also be open to the public during regular business hours for wine tasting and holiday shopping opportunities this weekend.
"It's a fun and relaxing way to enjoy Christmas shopping," Steve Thomas of Thomas Family Winery said in the release. "Each of the six wineries adds a unique gift to the basket and you get to enjoy shopping at a leisurely pace."
Only 58 tickets are available. Tickets may be purchased online through the Madison Visitors Center's website, www.visitmadison.org/event-tickets.php. Tickets cost $50 with a $1 handling fee.
Guests may start at any of the six wineries during the two-day event with their online ticket receipt, Thomas said. Baskets for the event may be picked up at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
More information about the Indiana Wine Trail is available online at www.indianawinetrail.com.