Saturday, July 28th from 5:30-9:00pm
5:30-7:00 Cocktail Hour and Vineyard and Farm Exploration
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards
Address: 19816 Huber Rd Starlight, IN 47106
Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Uncork the Uplands, the signature event of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail and AVA (American Viticultural Area). For one night only on Saturday, July 28th, 2018, wine lovers can enjoy a taste of all nine southcentral Indiana Upland Wine Trail wineries, paired with an exquisite farm to table dinner featuring Indiana’s premier food artisans and farmers. Set at Huber’s historic farm in Starlight, Indiana, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Indiana Uplands’ unique terroir firsthand, learn the art of winemaking from award-winning producers and sit amongst the very vines where the area’s finest wines are grown. Taste modern and classic varietals, and find new favorites at this true showcase of the best of Southern Indiana.
The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail is located within the Indiana Uplands American Viticultural Area, a federally recognized grape-growing region established in 2013. The trail wineries include Best Vineyards Winery of Elizabeth; Brown County Winery of Nashville; Butler Winery of Bloomington; French Lick Winery of West Baden Springs; Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards of Starlight; Oliver Winery of Bloomington; Owen Valley Winery of Spencer, Turtle Run Winery of Corydon and Winzerwald Winery of Bristow.
Settled in 1843 by Simon Huber, the Huber’s Farm has grown from 50 to over 600 acres, with agriculture and wine-making at the heart of it all. As one of the highest points of elevation in Indiana, Huber’s fields produce an abundance of fruits perfect for wine and spirits making. Strawberries, peaches, blueberries, blackberries and over 18 varieties of grapes – just to name a few. As Indiana’s largest wine-grape producer, Huber’s vineyards will produce nearly 400,000 pounds of grapes per year under normal weather conditions. And with Huber’s Starlight Distillery, opened in 2001 as Indiana’s first distillery, you can also find a range of their premier spirits including Brandy, Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, Rye and Bourbon.
This year, Uncork will feature add-on tickets for an exclusive VIP event that will take place in Huber’s Starlight Distillery’s 20,000 square-foot stillhouse, an hour before the main event. VIP tickets include special cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a keepsake glass and personal interaction with the winemakers from around the trail. Tickets to this event are limited.
Uncork the Uplands will take place on July 28, 2018 from 5:30 – 9 pm Eastern at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards – 19816 Huber Road in Starlight, IN 47106. Tickets for the main event are $125 per person (plus tax), and include a cocktail hour and multi-course dinner artfully paired with wines from the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail wineries. An all vegetarian option is also available. A limited number of VIP add-on tickets for the early reception will also be available for $15 (plus tax).
Best Western New Albany
411 W Spring Street
New Albany, Indian 47150
Guests of Uncork the Uplands have access to a limited number of rooms at the Best Western New Albany, winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, for a special rate of $98/night, subject to availability. Booking information and codes are provided after a ticket purchase, through confirmation email.
A complimentary shuttle for all guests of Uncork the Uplands, regardless of hotel reservation, will be available leaving from the Best Western New Albany. Times available for either the VIP or main receptions, with both returning following the event. Reservations must be made to board the shuttle, and can be confirmed by emailing Paul Mui, President of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.