Vintage Indiana Ticket Giveaway: We are Entering Summer!

This giveaway is now closed– thanks for playing!! I’ll announce the winner when I hear back from her! 

In the past few days, Summer 2012 has moved from an idea to an actual real thing that’s going to be happening sooner rather than later. I have it on good authority it’s going to be filled with Awesome, from time at the pool to amazing events around town.

To celebrate the beginning of summer, I am teaming up with Indiana’s Family of Farmers to give away 2 tickets to the first nod to summer- The Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Fest.

INDIANA. It may not be the first place you think of when you think of wine, but actually, there are 63 wineries in Indiana. I’ve been to four of them, I think (I was, you know, drinking while I was there). I’m not the best judge of wine, I’ll admit it- the night that we decided which kit to make at Harmony Winery, I had a star next to every wine I tried. I was good with any of our choices. I’m easy like that. These 63 wineries produce 1.25 million gallons of wine each year. I’m proud to say that my friends and I produced a few gallons of that last fall, and so far this year, I’ve probably consumed a few gallons. I like to support Indiana ventures, what can I say?

This is Vintage Indiana’s 13th year of bringing together the best local food and wine Indiana has to offer. 26 Indiana wineries will be offering samples of over 200 award-winning wines. I can’t wait to draw a star next to every one that I try.

Here’s the thing though- even if wine isn’t your thing (are there really people like that?), there is still plenty to do on June 2nd. In addition to wine samples, there’s also food available from 14 Indiana restaurants, food and cooking demonstrations, a KidsZone for the younger set and live music. There is really nothing I love more than live music outside, in Indiana, on a summer’s day.

Here’s the current line up:

12-2pm: Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel

2:30-4:30: Jennie DeVoe

5:15-6:45: Casey James, former American Idol! Current hit is “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night”

Ticket information (in case you don’t win) is as follows:

Adults tickets are $22 in advance at Marsh Supermarkets or online at; $25 at gate

Designated Driver tickets are $10 and include unlimited soft drinks and water. No wine glass or wine samples allowed on this ticket.

Kids ages 6-20 are $5. Under 5 years old are free.

Here’s the Ticket Giveaway to Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival:

So you want to go to this,right? I mean, there’s great entertainment, there’s great food, and there are 200 varieties of wine being poured. What’s not to like?

To enter to win 2 adult passes (with drinking privileges) please do the following:

1) (required) Leave a comment here telling me something about either wine, an Indiana winery you’ve been to or want to visit.

2) For up to 2 additional entries (one for Twitter, one for Facebook): Tweet or post the following on Facebook:

“I entered to win tix to @vintageindiana from @gotchababy & @FamilyofFarmers & you can too: #VintageIN”

(feel free to take out the @ if you’re posting it on FB) and then leave a comment (one for each action) here telling me that you did.

This giveaway will be open until Thursday, May 24th at 9pm. I will email the winner, and the winner will have a day to get back to me- if I don’t hear anything by 9pm May 25th, I’ll pick another winner.

Good Luck!

Want some more chances to win? My friends Katie, Sarah, Angie and Crystal have ticket giveaways going on RIGHT NOW. Check back here often, and as more giveaways go up, I’ll link them here:


Disclosure: As an IFOF Ambassador,  I received compensation for running this giveaway and 2 tickets to the event for my own personal use. My experiences with Indiana wine are all my own.

24 Replies to “Vintage Indiana Ticket Giveaway: We are Entering Summer!”

  1. My cousins and I plan to visit Chateau Thimas winery in Plainfield for out next Girls Night Out!!

    I tweeted an entry as well. @MsDaniNico

  2. I’ve been to Harmony and Chateau Thomas on 116th St! I’m mostly a white wine girl myself but I’m training myself to like some reds … And I’m really really looking forward to summer and sangria! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. I went to Chateau Thomas Winery for a wedding reception a couple years ago- beautiful venue, and it was cool to see where the wine was made!

  4. The first time I tried wine was on our honeymoon in Brown County. We thought we were so grown up drinking wine at a winery.

  5. For a wonderful weekend take your girl friends or significat other and spend some time in Madison, Indiana! You can stay at a lovely B&B and visit three awesome winerys: Lanthier, Madison Vineyards, and Thomas Family Winery. I really enjoyed visiting Lanthier and trying their Festival Cherry. This wine smells like cherry pie & tastes so good! You can even get a recipe to use this wine in a spritzer which is great on a summer day!

  6. I have been to a few Indiana wineries but love Brown County and Buck Creek. Both have some great normal wines, but also some out of the ordinary wines as well. Check out Buck Creek if you’re ever on your way to Cincinnati from Indianapolis…..they are right off exit 99 on I-74.

    Posting this on Facebook too! Thanks for the contest and the opportunity to win tickets 🙂

  7. I just went to Simmon’s winery just this weekend! I love supporting local winery and breweries 🙂

  8. I absolutely love Huber Winery! We try to get there at least once a year not just for the wine but also for the restaurant and fresh produce. It’s a great place to pick up so many things grown and produced in Indiana!

  9. I’ve been lauding Rettig Hill winery’s Grand Rouge. It’s both tasty and unusual, having been partially blended from Norton grapes, which are native to North America. Also, the dry Gewurtztraminer from Chateau Thomas is an amazing picnic wine that will please a variety of palettes.

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