Yes, we enjoy a good glass of wine. One of our favorite wineries when we are not traveling is the Buck Creek Winery, southeast of Indianapolis off of I-74 Exit 99. They offer a “buy it by the case” club that gives you very nice savings. (A case of wine is 12 of the 750ml bottles.) After buying a case in January or February at 15% off, any other cases that year are a full 20% off. This is a substantial saving that adds up over the course of a year.
When the owners see us come in they recognize us right off and ask if we want our usual case. Kind of like the old TV show Cheers. Remember it’s “Where everybody knows your name”. We like this place.
OK, for some of you, maybe it would not be a big deal. But for Sher and I our trip to the Buck Creek Winery was the first time in a year that we actually went out and went into a store. Yes a place where people go, talk, buy things and act kind of normal.
Our son drove us out and about today. Yesterday we noticed that our wine supply was running, well, low. So off to the Buck Creek Winery, about a half hour from our place. We had our masks on and there was only one other customer in the winery when we went in. We felt comfortable, Joseph set us up to have a sampling of 6 different wines.
Our assortment purchase today
We ended up buying a case of assorted wines after a fun sampling experience. We belong to the Buck Creek Winery case club, which enables you to enjoy a 20% discount on case buys. Refer to the Buck Creek website for details.
Even though we have had our first dose of the Moderna vaccine, we were still somewhat leery of getting out. But we felt ok at the Winery today. Joseph maintained social distance, was most polite and informative and he poured our samples. Oh, it was different wearing jeans with a belt instead of sweat pants.
Found our newest favorite wine! Road House Red from Buck Creek Winery in Indiana has won the taste test and proven to be our favorite. We had been to Buck Creek Winery about a year or two ago and had even taken a tour of the winery. We knew we liked their wine, but we hadn’t found one that totally captured us. That is until we returned a couple of weeks ago.
The Road House Red variety is a sweet concord grape wine with an 11% ABV. It is sweet, smooth and very tasty. It is good with cheese and fruit. We also liked it with chocolate. In fact, we liked it with everything we tried it with.
We spent a lot time trying different wines from wineries while we had been stuck with the coronavirus. Not that we had it, we were very fortunate, but then we didn’t hardly leave our house for almost a year now.
We also like the Road House White and have ordered some more of it too. Did I mention it can be ordered online and mailed to you? They have an extensive wine list for your buying pleasure.
But, Road House Red has become our favorite. You can check out the other varieties they offer at the Buck Creek Winery website. The winery is only 30 minutes from downtown Indianapolis off of Interstate 74.
We like to support local wineries as opposed to buying in supermarkets. These two Indiana wineries are within an hour’s drive, and we enjoyed getting out for a while.
These two wines are limited edition holiday runs. The spiced red is good at room temperature or heated. The Christmas cherry is a delightful sweet wine. Notice the red nose on the buck on the label. Cute touch…
Drink responsibly. Don’t let your guard down and stay safe from the virus.