About this time of year I am longing for cool evenings sitting on the dock sipping a crisp, cold white wine after dinner is cleaned up and the boys are in bed. That is peace to me.
Some people call easy drinking palatable wines ‘patio wines’ whether it is a light red or a clean and crisp dry white. I think as long as you like it then you should enjoy it anytime.
Several years back we were lucky enough to meet the owners of Mallow Run Winery when it opened a mile away from my house in the scenic countryside of Johnson County, Indiana. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you may see that I go there so often that I practically have my own parking spot.
This Indiana winery has opened to a huge success due in part to their great wines as well as their entertainment, friendly staff and food events. It is a winery you can visit with the whole family, as we do in the warmer months. Pack some chairs, a blanket and some snacks and plan on having a relaxing afternoon. We have gone many times when there is live music and our kids toss the football near the creekside or bring their books and read in the shade while we listen to the music and enjoy a glass of wine. This is my ideal Sunday afternoon!
Mallow Run is the product of years of hard work by John Richardson and his son, Bill, and Bill’s wife, Laura. John grew up on the farm, moved away to teach school for 35 years, and then retired back on the farm with the intent of growing grapes to supply other Indiana wineries. Bill, who grew up dreaming of living on the farm, settled into the original Mallow/Richardson home after graduating from Purdue with a degree in agriculture. Bill met Laura while playing in the Carmel Symphony and with a shared love for music, wine, and the farm, they married in 2005.
The first grapes were planted in 2000, with more to follow in subsequent years. The vineyards now cover 8 acres of the family’s 600-acre farm. On the remainder, more than 50,000 bushels of corn and soybeans are still raised each year. With expanding vineyards taking root, an aging barn with great potential, and the desire to share their love of fine wines, the decision was quickly made to open their own winery right there on the farm
On September 3rd, 2005, the dream was realized and the tasting room opened to the public.
I am excited to welcome Sarah Shadday of Mallow Run Winery to the show on Thursday April 11, 2013. Tune in at 11 pm est OR after through not only my page but also my itunes page. As always ATKSRadio is free to download.
My favorite wines would have to be a dry traminette (the wine of Indiana), Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
What is yours?
See their complete list of upcoming events HERE