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Ertel Cellars Winery Profile
Written by Brian Jan 4, 2019
Located just 30 minutes from Cincinnati in Southeast Indiana, Ertel Cellars Winery has been producing wines from both estate and sourced fruit since 2006. Local grapes includes cold-hearty varietals like Chambourcin, Traminette, Vidal Blanc and Vignoles. Winemaker Brian Ahaus joined the team with some 15 years of local experience and it shows in the wine.
Bottles of Ertel wine.
3794 E County Rd 1100 N, Batesville, IN 47006
phone: (812) 933-1500
Ertel Cellars Winery is located among a cluster of other very good Indiana wineries and is easily accessible from Interstate 74. So if you are in the area and exploring the local wines, definitely stop in. After you do, let me know what you think.
Vines growing on the Ertel property.
Looking past the tasting room toward a nearby farm.
I tasted several of the wines made from estate grapes during my visit. All were solid and well crafted. The Chamboucin, in particular, is worthy of note. This dry-style wine demonstrated ripe fruit, complexity and and medium finish. Among the whites, the Traminette was another standout with its typical floral notes, bright fruit and perfect balance.
Aside from its wine, Ertel Cellars is also known for its food program. I stopped in late on a Sunday morning to find a very lively crowd of dinners and it appears that reservations are necessary.
Owner(s): Tom Ertel
Winemaker: Brian Ahaus