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#BargersvilleIN – Indiana is home to over 73 wineries- did you know that? Many people do not and the ones that do are loyal and repeat customers. From wine trails to increased attention from the tourism industry, Indiana wineries are a destination and not a side note.

Tasting room and operations

Tasting room and operations

Mallow Run Winery is nestled along the beautiful western edge of Johnson County where Bargersville reaches it’s city limits along State Road 37. This 600 acres family farm has been in the hands of the Richardson Family for many generations.  Mallow Run is a stream whose waters wind their way through our family farm and flow past the winery on the way to the White River. Its namesake, George Mallow, settled this farm in 1835 and some time after built the barn that now houses the tasting room. Seven generations later, his family still lives on the farm, and grows grapes in addition to the over 50,000 bushels of corn and soybeans and beef cattle they raise.

Visitors from near and far

Visitors from near and far

The tasting room opened to the public in September of 2005 and I knew that when I first visited their opening week that this would become a destination for many. And I was right.

Just part of the hillside behind the barn- the perfect picnic spot!

Just part of the hillside behind the barn- the perfect picnic spot!

Mallow Run has grown to employ many people in the area and boast some of the best live events and food based weekends in the state. They play host to the Carmel Symphony every year in addition to several local musical acts such as Jennie DeVoe, Cari Ray and the Whipstitch Sallies.  The tasting room sits surrounded by rolling, open fields that are perfect for a picnic or listening to music with friends.

This lower patio area will be enclosed and heated for cold weather music enjoyment!

This lower patio area will be enclosed and heated for cold weather music enjoyment!

John Richardson grew up living on the farm, moved back to live on the family farm and now is joined by son, Bill, and daughter-in-law, Laura. The family is producing wines that range from dry to sweet with many receiving high honors from the INDY International Wine Competition. Mallow Run has seasonal favorites like their strawberry wine (which is always a quick sell out), rhubarb wine and the new Blackberry Winter, a port-style wine.

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A few of their many awards.

A few of their many awards.

From years of writing about food to visiting over half of the wineries in Indiana, I have learned a bit about the grapes grown in this state as well as how one grape grown in the southern part of the state very well may differ in taste than the same grape grown in the northern part of the state. One way to test this out for yourself is to make a point of trying one particular wine at every winery you visit. I would suggest the Traminette- that just so happens to be the grape of Indiana. That would make for some interesting “research” in the name of science, you know. Mallow Run happens to have a terrific Dry Traminette.

My personal favorite

My personal favorite

There is so much more I could tell you about this winery, the Richardson Family, the grapes and the location- but I want you to experience it for yourself. Check out their website for a complete event calendar and hours.

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

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If you don't bring snacks- don't worry! They sell many local meats, cheeses and spreads to munch on. A few are even made in house!

If you don’t bring snacks- don’t worry! They sell many local meats, cheeses and spreads to munch on. A few are even made in house!