Sunday, after visiting Huber’s, we drove west to have dinner and taste wine at French Lick Winery in French Lick, Indiana. It’s about an hour and a half from Louisville and definitely worth the drive. French Lick is attracting a lot of visitors now since the remodeling of the French Lick Resort. The West Baden Springs Hotel, the French Lick Springs Hotel and the French Lick Casino have become destinations for many people in the region. While I do recommend the hotels, especially the domed one in West Baden, we visit for the winery.
The French Lick Winery and Vintage Café features award-winning wine and amazing Italian food. We discovered them several years ago and continue to return as often as we can. For those who enjoy wine gifts, I personally recommend the gift shop and never leave without some new wine decor items. My favorite wine is the Norton, but all of the wines, whites, reds, and those made from fruits are very good. Also, you can’t go wrong with any of the dishes from the café, but we usually can’t pass up the pizzas. I have to suggest an order of the all natural pan Bigio, an Italian crusty bread.
If you find yourself traveling in Southern Indiana, I recommend a visit to the towns of French Lick and West Baden. They are lovely little towns that were famous for the hot springs in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In recent years, they were noted as the hometown of Larry Bird and are now known for the resort, but wine lovers visit for the French Lick Winery.This entry was posted in Travels by admin