Whether traveling or at home, I enjoy visiting wineries. I love trying the different wines, enjoying the relaxing atmosphere, and learning about each one’s history. Lucky for me, there are some fabulous Hamilton County wineries just minutes from my home in Noblesville, Indiana.
With warmer weather finally coming to the Midwest, it’s the perfect time to visit one of these favorites. Grab a delicious glass of wine, indulge in some snacks, listen to music, and enjoy a beautiful patio – all of this and more awaits.
1. Urban Vines
Urban Vines in Westfield is my go-to location when I’m looking for a fun and relaxing evening out. It’s perfect for date night, girls’ night out, or even just enjoying an afternoon of playing cards while listening to music.
Urban Vines offers a delicious array of white and red wines, their own beers, and even ciders. In the summer, the wine slushies are a dangerous delight.
With weekly Bingo or Trivia nights, live music most weekends, and tasty “create your own” charcuterie platters you can’t go wrong with visiting this favorite of mine. I share more details on Urban Vine in my 5 Fun Fall Adventures in Hamilton County Post.
2. Sugar Creek Winery
Sugar Creek Winery is the newest addition to the wineries in Hamilton County. Sugar Creek has an upscale, outdoor vibe and an amazing outdoor firepit. The vineyard is located in nearby Montgomery County and produces many of the grapes that create their delicious varieties of wine.
Sugar Creek Winery doesn’t serve food, but that means you get the fun of bringing in your personal favorites.
3. Blackhawk Winery
Blackhawk Winery is a bit of a drive as it’s located on the outskirts of Sheridan, but combine it with a stop at Wilson’s Farm Market on US31 and you have a lovely afternoon adventure.
We took our dog with us the last time we visited and although he loved being included, he wasn’t a fan of the turkeys and chickens! He’s a bit of a “chicken” himself. My friend Tanya did a recent review of her experience at Blackhawk Winery, so check it out and see why it’s a favorite for both of us!
4. Peace Water Winery
Located on Main Street in downtown Carmel, Peace Water Winery has a unique business model where 50% of all its net profits are donated to various charities. I love this! They just opened another Hamilton County location in the Fishers District.
The Carmel tasting room is comfortable and fun, with plenty of seating and a beautiful outdoor patio. The wines are all from Napa Valley Grapes.
When we visited there were 3 whites available and about 5 or 6 reds. At the time, tastings were 5 samples for $10, or you could order a flight of 3 wines for $15. There is no food on-site but there are many terrific restaurants nearby that deliver, or you can bring food in.
5. Daniel’s Vineyard
Head out to McCordsville to enjoy a lovely evening at Daniel’s Vineyard. From their delicious food (try the breadsticks and pizza) to the fun variety of locally made wines, Daniels is a great winery. The wines run the gamut from white to red along with some really interesting blends. And, up until I tried Daniel’s No Ruff Days, I’d never found a canned wine I enjoyed!
The atmosphere is lovely, with the winery overlooking the vineyards and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. In the summer there is often live music (and concerts on Friday nights) and the place is almost always hopping!
👉 Another terrific idea for enjoying local wines is to purchase a few bottles and then have an at-home tasting! Pick up a fun kit like this one or create your own version!
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