Whenever we are near southern Indiana, we try to stop at Huber’s. This describes many different things. Huber’s is a farm and an orchard, where visitors can pick apples, strawberries, and many other fruits. Huber’s is a farm store that offers a wide array of farm products, from packaged soup mixes to apple cider to jellies and preserves. Huber’s is a bakery with mouth watering pies, rolls, breads, and cookies. Huber’s is a cheese shop and an ice cream shop. And, last but not least to a wine lover, Huber’s is a winery and distillery. While offering all of these products, there are also meeting facilities and a café. Our visit yesterday included stops at almost all of their shops. We bought wine, strawberries, packaged soups and beans, rolls, cookies, cider, and preserves.
On our last few visits to the winery, we didn’t do a tasting, just purchased some grappa (a distilled grape juice) and peach nectar; but this time we noticed some new wines and decided to do a full tasting. We were glad that we did. Two of the new wines we tasted were Tannat and Malbec. Both of these are full-bodied red wines. As we enjoy the wines, I will be writing about them later. We enjoyed our tasting very much with a very knowledgeable wine professional. We discussed the wines and the grapes. After tasting the 2011 Heritage, he also gave us a taste of a 2010 Reserve Heritage. Huber’s Heritage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Tannat; and the blend is excellent. We enjoyed the tasting with the friendly help of Scott, Sandy, and Jenn.
After the visit to the winery and the farm store, we traveled down the road to Joe Huber’s Restaurant and the Farm Store located there. The visit was wonderful, with a delicious meal and some ham purchases from the Farm Store.
If you are near southern Indiana, I recommend a visit to Huber’s. You will find many different things to enjoy that also include family friendly pursuits such as wagon rides and a playground. It is one of greater Louisville’s premier tourist sites.