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wine_lover_1's Wine Journal Entries

Ridge Winery, The - Tasting Room (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Cool Rural Reisling, B Vine White

I love the wines here, and it was very beautiful.

Chateau de Pique (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Cabernet Franc, Steuben Rose

I really like how pretty this place is. I like most of their wines, and my favorites are Cabernet Franc, Merlot (the most unique one I've tried), Steuben Rose, and Blackberry Port.

Smoky Mountain Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 3 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 3 stars

Favorite Wine: Peach Blush

I have visited here on vacation. I remember wasn't crazy about most of the wines I tasted, but I did like the Peach Blush and the Mountain Red (a concord).

Stone Hill Winery - Branson (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Rose Montaigne

I visited this winery several years ago on vacation and went on a wine cellar tour that included a wine tasting.

Elk Creek Vineyards (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Red Table Wine

I visited the location that has Elk Creek tasting in the Oxmoor Mall. I really liked the Red Table Wine (a blend of Chambourchin, Baco Noir, and Merlot), Cabernet Savignon, Merlot, and Cranberry Apple.

Apple Barn Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Apple, Apple-Peach

I have been to this place and love it. This is a very nice place with great wines. I really liked their apple wine (a dry apple wine, which is unique) and their apple peach wine.

Chateau Pomije (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 4 stars

Favorite Wine: Sunset Crush

Buck Creek Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Bally Hoo, Marechal Foch

I have tasted the wines here, and I like them, especially Bally Hoo (a semi-sweet or off-dry red that has hints of plum) and Marechal Foch (a semi-dry red).

Ertel Cellars Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Blackberry

This is a winery that is located inside of a restaurant. The best wines that I tried there were Chambourchin, Blackberry (a semi-sweet), and Steuben (this has hints of watermelon to it)

Ertel Cellars Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Blackberry

This is a winery that is located inside of a restaurant. The best wines that I tried there were Chambourchin, Blackberry (a semi-sweet), and Steuben (this has hints of watermelon to it)

Carousel Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: American Shiraz, Pomegranate

I really like the wines from Carousel. I especially like the Pomegranate, Sangiovese, Anglianico, American Shiraz, and Winter Jewel.

Indian Creek Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Dry Creek Red

This winery has a unique dry red wine from the rest of the area wines called Dornfelder. I personally like the Dry Creek Red, which is a blend of dornfelder, cabernet savignon, and merlot. I also liked the Traminette and the Cardinal Red (a concord wine).

Oliver Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 3 stars Winery: 3 stars Ambiance: 3 stars

Favorite Wine: Black Cherry, Pinot Grigio

Oliver has amazing wines. I love the Pinot Grigio, the Black Cherry Mead wine, Sangria, and Soft Red and White.

Best Vineyards Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Chardonel, Chambourcin

This place has some very nice wines. I personally preferred the dryer ones, but I liked a few of the sweets. I thought the best wines were Chambourchin, Traminette, Chardonel, Plum, and Spiced Apple.

Best Vineyards Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Chardonel, Chambourcin

This place has some very nice wines. I personally preferred the dryer ones, but I liked a few of the sweets. I thought the best wines were Chambourchin, Traminette, Chardonel, Plum, and Spiced Apple.

Lanthier Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Rivertown Red, Chataquabluchem

This is a very beautiful place that has a garden outside. Their wines are very good. I especially liked the Rivertown Red (a Baco Noir), the Chataquablumchen (a unique floral semi-sweet blend), Chardonel, and Mill Street Red (one ot the best sweet concord wines I have ever tried).

Ridge Winery, The (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Cool Rural Reisling, B Vine White

This winery is located along the Ohio River in Vevay, Indiana. It has a deck in the back that overlooks the Ohio River as you enjoy a glass of wine or a plate of cheese and crackers. I enjoyed a lot of their wines, like their shiraz, their riesling, the B Vine White and Red (mead-type wines that are sweet, but not too sweet, and Black Jack (a blackberry apple wine).

Madison Vineyards Estate Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Edzelwicker

I loved how pretty this place was, and the wines are so good. I especially liked Ba Da Bing Bianco (a dry Vidal Blanc), Edzelwicker (a semi-dry white), Kleineweiss (a semi-dry white), Rosso, and Cabernet.

Stream Cliff Farm Winery & Tea Room (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Horsefeathers

This is a winery located in place with a beautiful herb garden where you can by flowers and has a sanctuary garden that is very pretty. You can go to eat at their restaurant that has great food cooked with their herbs and spices. They also have wonderful wines from their winery. I liked Horsefeathers (a crisp dry white), Thunderhoof (a dry Shiraz), Fancy Filly (a semi-sweet traminette), Kentucky Stud (a semi-sweet black currant wine), Old Bo (a chambourchin), and Spotted Horse (a semi-dry Riesling) They also have some very sweet fruit wines as well. All of the wines are named after horses because this is on a farm with a historic background.

Thomas Family Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Cabernet Syrah

This is a very good place to go to taste wine and get a plate of cheese and salami with a glass of wine. I liked some of their wines, in particular the Riesling, the Cabernet Syrah, and the Savignon Blanc. They also have several kinds of Gale's Hard Cider. I really like the original as well as the Cheiftan's Blend (this has an earthy kick to it). This place also has unique cheeses that you can buy

Turtle Run Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Painted Red

This is a very nice winery. It is a great place to go if you want to get a feel for dry wines. They also have quite a few sweet wines as well. These are the wines I have tried that I loved: the Painted Red (a blend of dry red wines with vignoles), Zinfandel (a dry red with two options), Syrah, 2009 Vignoles, Traminette, Catherine's Blend (a sweet white), and Pop's Port (a sweet blend of red wines).

Winzerwald Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Traminette, Cherry Red

This is a very nice winery on the top of a hill. It has unique German and Swiss wines. I really liked a lot of their wines, including the Chambourchin (a dry but fruity red), the Traminette (a semi-dry version), Cherry Red (the best cherry wine I've ever tasted), and the Schweitzer Spice (a very unique wine that has a taste of pumpkin pie to it).

Chateau de Pique - Clarksville (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Blackberry Port

I have visited the tasting room and the vineyards, and I like most of the wines. I especially think they have a very unique Merlot and a great Cabernet Franc. I also loved their Blackberry Port wine. The Steuben Rose was also a favorite of mine.

River City Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Neyron Red, Vidal Blanc

I have visited this place, and it's a very nice environment in New Albany. It has very good wines, including some very unique ones. I loved the Neyron Red (a dry red with a very satisfying flavor), the Vidal Blanc (a very crisp white wine ), the Fire Engine Red (a Chambourchin Rose wine), and the Market House Apricot (a sweet fruity wine). I also have tried their Triple Berry Cyclone, which is great too. I also liked the food at this place because they have very unique pizzas.

Huber Orchard and Winery (written Sep 16, 2011)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars

Favorite Wine: Knobstone Chambourchin, Generations, Sparkling Starlight

I love the wines here, especially the unique infusions. I love the Rasberry Infusion, the Peach Nectar, and the Blueberry Port. These are all very good wines, and I like the Chambourchin (a dry but fruity red), Generations (a dry red blend), Sparkling Starlight (like Champagne), and the Autumn Frost (an ice wine that has a hint of apricot).

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