Wilson Wines

(765) 533-6616 10137 S. Indian Trail
Modoc, IN 47358
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In 1989 John's job took him to California and an idea was born which would pull these diverse facts together. Following his divorce, John was a little lost. The only things that made sense to him were home, the family farm and family. It took a while for John to convince Jim that he was serious about starting a winery. (Being taken serious is a bit of a problem for John.) The boys planted some grape vines in Ella's (their mother) old garden patch in 1996. Add a lot of time and Jim's hands, some beginner's wine equipment and a lot of frozen raspberries from Ella's broken freezer and Wilson Wines began to take shape. Through it all Dick watched and helped despite his skepticism. John and his new wife, Debbie, decided a ham bean supper was a good way to give away their amateur wines. All the Wilson's invited everyone they knew. The annual Modoc Meadows Follies began. What a hoot! People loved the wine, loved the winery idea and enjoyed the show that the family put on in the barn Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Steuben

  • 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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  • It’s time to stop playing it safe with your local gnosh-spot wine list. Earlier today, United Kingdom-based newspaper The Guardian featured the insights and opinions of sommelier Zeren Wilson, who gave readers heaps of good advice on how to look like a pro next time you lay eyes on a wine list. “What’s in a wine list,” Wilson asked to begin the ... Read More

    From the article How to Master a Wine List: UK Somm Gives Tips

  • Claire Suddath’s May 22 Bloomberg Business story reads like an-old school crime novel, and rightly so: “A Pinot Noir”, the story is titled.  Suddath provided the reader with an overview of the most recent rash of wine thievery in which wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux have been the bounty and famous restaurants have been the befuddled.  “In the ... Read More

    From the article Stealing the Limelight: Bloomberg Explores Recent High-Profile Wine Heists

  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through forty different Cabernets, all under $16. There are some superb examples here that you’re going to want to try. Cabernet, because of the value inhere... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late

  • Greece, Spain, Turkey or France? It's hard to predict the world's next “it” wines; one might as well be using a crystal ball to predict the weather. However, this past week an Irish Times columnist gave his predictions about where the world's next favorite wines will come from in 2015. Reporter John Wilson said this year's predicted favorites wi... Read More

    From the article Irish Times: Where Will The World's Best Wines Come From This Year?

  • Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More

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  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the Atlantic. I'm liking Chambers Street more and more, the more I visit their offerings. These guys seem to understand wine in ways that I do and like. In their essay below there's a link to a current Asimov article on Muscadet. It's also well worth jumping to and reading.... Read More

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  • Hello everyone, As my first contribution to the forum I wanted to touch upon something that excites the hell out of me and get a little help from the community. As a blogger who works with, drinks and loves wine as a passion it always interests me to learn new things. In fact, i've brought out two blog articles on "Unique Wine Facts", but there'... Read More

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  • After graduating from medical school and before beginning indentured service as a resident physician, my wife and I decided we should make a trip out to California wine country and Yosemite. So, a week after moving to my new residency location, we pawned off the two year old on the grandparents and headed for the hills of California.We arrived i... Read More

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  • Hope this message finds you all in good spirits.I'm new to the education of wine and am excited to be able to learn about this world.Friends and wine, hand in hand, and one-in-the-same.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snoothites!

  • There are tons of garage wine stories around here. Sometimes these guys kick some serious arse. Williams-Selyem was first produced in a garage in Forestville. Timeline1970’s Burt and Ed begin making wine in a garage in Forestville. Some of their first fruit is from local grower Leno Martinelli; Zinfandel from 84-year old vines grown on Jackass H... Read More

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