Wine & BBQ: The Perfect Pair

Do you like barbecue? Do you like wine? Do you like barbecue AND wine? If you fall into any of these three categories, you’re going to want to plan a visit to Indianapolis for the weekend of July  16th and 17th.

Hosted by the Indy Wine Trail, the “BBQ & Wine Lover’s Trail” is an annual event that treks each of the six wineries on the trail, and combines the trip with shopping, wine tasting at every stop and a variety of barbeque creations.

The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. each day and includes: Buck Creek Winery, Chateau Thomas Winery, Easley Winery, New Day Meadery, Mallow Run Winery and Simmons Winery. Each of these libation-loving local businesses is pumping out homemade concoctions that will surely leave you satisfied – especially when paired with the barbecue offered during this special event.

Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at any of the wineries on the trail. If you’re coming from out of town, tickets can be purchased the day of for just $5 more. These prices include all taxes.

If you’re volunteering to be a designated driver, first of all, good for you. Second, you can still enjoy the food as well by purchasing a Designated Driver Ticket available for $12.00. You must be 21 to purchase any ticket and tickets are good on both Saturday and Sunday. Also, don’t forget to get your Indy Wine Trail Passport stamped at each location so you can get your free 18 oz. Indy Wine Trail balloon glass.

This is just one of the many food-related events held in Indy throughout the summer (Rib America, Middle Eastern Festival, Greek Festival, Indy Irish Fest, and so much more!). If you’re a local or you’ve been to Indy before, what’s your favorite food-related event our city hosts?

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