About 25 years ago, Mike Schad and his wife, Margaret, purchased their acreage in Harrison County, Indiana, after moving from New Albany. They started out planting fruit trees, then switched specifically to grapes. Then the idea of making wine struck; nine years later, as they say, “the rest is history!”
Located on scenic IN-62 nestled between the beautiful historic town of Corydon and the charming Ohio River town of Leavenworth, Scout Mountain Winery is popular for their free wine tastings and scenic grounds where visitors can walk through the vineyard. The deck is a relaxing spot to enjoy the wine, and on most days guests can talk to the wine maker himself.
In addition to their wines they also carry homemade Italian, cheddar-herb bread and while in season, a special recipe of zucchini bread.
Greenhouse heirloom vegetables, herbs, and plants are available for sale in the spring and summer months. And in the fall about 100 apple trees are right for the picking alongside the vineyard.
Overnight accommodations are offered in their bed and breakfast cottage. The house, built in the 1920s, is the perfect quiet getaway in the middle of Indiana’s fastest growing wine trail.
A few wines you may want to taste are:
Buzzard Roost Red >> A fortified Chambourcin wine aged in an oak barrel 22% alcohol.
Catawba >> Fruity, country peach flavors with a grapefruit finish.
Vidal Blanc >> A fabulous semi-dry white wine with a refreshing lemon-citrus flavor.
Blue River Blush >> Semi-sweet, peachy flavors come through in this semi-sweet blush. Refreshing citrus finish; great with ham, cheese or just by itself.
Chambourcin Blush >> A great semi-sweet red wine with an intense fruity sweetness that tastes of tart cherries and strawberries.
Chardonel >> A beautiful dry white wine with a pleasing citrus finish.