The 12th annual Indiana Wine Fair is set for April 26, 2014, at the Story Inn, 6404 South State Road 135, Nashville, Indiana. Hours are 12:30 to 7 p.m.
This is the largest wine fest featuring exclusively Indiana wines. For more than a decade, Indiana’s vintners have descended upon the little town of Story, Indiana (a wide spot on SR 135 south of Nashville), on the last Saturday of April to dole out one-ounce pours of their Reislings, Malbecs and Cabernets.
Admission to the festival is limited to persons at least 21 years of age. The price is $30 at the gate if you intend to imbibe ($10 if you are a designated driver). The first 4,000 people under General Admission will receive a Story Inn keepsake wine glass.
Those of you who’ve driven SR 135 know that it’s not exactly a wide road. The Story Inn offers free shuttle service from the Nashville Courthouse at 20 East Main in downtown Nashville. The shuttle from Nashville starts at noon and runs every 15 minutes.
The “Bacchus Bus” offers round-trip shuttle service from the Orange Lot at the Indiana University Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana, for $20. The Bacchus Bus leaves the Orange Lot at noon. It leaves the Story Inn’s parking lot at 7 p.m., getting back to the Orange Lot about 8 p.m.
The Wine Fair will go on rain or shine and all of the tastings will occur under roof.