Brown County Winery

(812) 988-6144 4520 State Road 46 E
Nashville, IN 47448
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Brown County Winery was established in 1985 by David and Cynthia Schrodt. Dave was a winemaker and had his eye on Nashville, a scenic arts and crafts community in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. He was sure it would be a prime location for a small winery. Space was rented and production began, producing five wines the first year. It wasn't long before the Schrodts built a winery on their property near Lake Lemon. Dave continued to produce award-winning dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wines from French Hybrid grapes grown in the Midwest and from a variety of berries and apples. The business continued to grow and demand for Brown County wine increased. The original winery was no longer large enough. It was time to expand. – Description from Dragac

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

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  • I had a Pinot Noir, last night, that I have to admit was pretty darned good--Ken Brown 2009 Santa Barbara County.  Since my PN cred is, pretty much, non-existent, others may or may not agree with me on this one, but I liked it.  It had the cherry and slightly woody flavor that I seem to get a lot in Pinot Noir, but it also had substance.  It had... Read More

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