Last weekend we finally got to go to a new local winery. We had planned on going on Valenitnes Day but Mother Nature changed our plans with a winter storm that evening…ugh! Anyway we finally made a visit with our friends Clare and Earl, our daughter Molly and her boyfriend Chris last Saurday. It was fun to be able to take Clare and Earl to a winery because they are from northern Indiana and have quick access to a lot of the Michigan wineries.
The winery is called The Belgian Horse Winery and is located outside Middletown, Indiana on a farm that has been in the same family for six generations.
The building that the tasting room is in, is a nicely refinished barn with several tables to sit and enjoy a glass or bottle of wine and visit with friends. (We were there during the NCAA men’s basketball games and they are equipped with big screen TVs, Mike was happy about that!)
They have a gift shop with a variety of offerings from hats and jewelry to wine related items and pottery.
The building also has an upstairs where they have entertainment on Wednesday evenings and on Sunday’s they have ‘wine and yoga’ classes! (What’s not to love about a yoga class that ends with a calming glass of wine!)
They have a nice selection of wines from sweet fruit wines to more dry Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc. The fruit wines are named after family members and each one’s label has a picture of its namesake.
We all decided to do a tasting since it was our first time experiencing their wines.
We did our tasting and then had a glass of our favorites. Chris, Mike and I chose the Cabernet Franc for our glass, Molly had the Concord, Clare chose the Pino Gris and Earl was the DD!
As usual at any winery if you buy a case of wine you get a discount, so we decided to split a case!
The atmosphere at Belgian Horse Winery is very laid back and friendly, just what you would expect in the country. The building is beautifully done with a rustic wine country feel. We will definitely be going back! It’s nice that it’s only about 5 miles from our house so we can run over whenever the mood strikes us. I look forward to going this summer and enjoying a glass of wine and some music outside under the stars!
Make sure to check them out on Facebook or online at belgianhorsewinery.com and if your in the neighborhood stop by and enjoy!