Nashville is a small town in Brown County Indiana, known for its artists and unique shops. We visit each year at Thanksgiving. I love to browse through the shops such as the Totem Post, Kiss the Cook, Peg Ann’s, and the Nashville General Store. Those deep-fried biscuits and apple butter at the Nashville House are also a must do. But no trip to Nashville is complete for a wine lover without stops at Chateau Thomas Winery’s tasting room and Brown County Winery.
Chateau Thomas Winery is actually in Indianapolis but welcomes Nashville visitors at a lovely tasting room that offers entertainment, welcoming patio seating and a gift shop. It is a perfect spot to sit and relax from all the shopping. The wines at Chateau Thomas are excellently made and offer something for all tastes, from dry to sweet. My personal favorite is the dark red, spicy Teroldego, known as Dragon’s Blood after an old legend. I would also recommend their Vintage Port.
Brown County Winery has two locations in Nashville; the winery, which is just east of Nashville on Indiana 46, and a tasting room amid the downtown shops. Both locations offer a wide variety of wine gift items, from wine racks to decorative wine bottle stoppers. Tastings are also poured at both tasting bars. This year I was pleased to find a dry Traminette, which is a spicy white wine that is somewhat like a Gewurtstraminer. We also enjoyed their Old Barrel Port. Brown County’s Black Raspberry Encore is a fortified dessert wine that is wonderful.
If you love to shop, but get tired of the same old stores, Nashville offers unique shops in a small town atmosphere. There are a number of lovely places to stay, such as the Hidden Valley Inn where we stayed this year and many nice places to eat. It is a great place for a weekend getaway. Wine lovers won’t be disappointed.