Thursday, May 3, 2012

Indiana Wineries Showcased during Uncork The Uplands Festival Event on July 21

The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail has set the date and is in full preparation mode for its 2ndAnnual “Uncork the Uplands” wine and food festival event coming this summer to Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards in Southern Indiana on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

“Uncork the Uplands” 2012 will feature the finest selections from the award-winning wines and food cultivated exclusively from the south-central region of Indiana known as the Uplands Wine Region. This exciting epicurean event will entice and elevate the senses for both the connoisseur and the novice and will be an exquisite – and educational – experience for everyone in attendance. Held at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, located at 19816 Huber Road in Starlight, Indiana, “Uncork the Uplands” will be easily accessible from all Southern and Central Indiana regions, and only 25 miles from the Louisville Metropolitan area.

The Saturday evening event begins at 5:00 PM. Guests will enjoy special Indiana food and wine pairings and enjoy a culinary presentation by our guest Daniel Orr, the internationally renowned chef and creator/proprietor of FARMbloomington. The celebration will feature a sensational pairing stations of the Indiana Upland Trail’s first-rate wines and regional foods, featuring Mr. Orr as special guest. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go toward Ivy Tech of Southern Indiana’s Viticulture Enology Science & Technology Alliance (VESTA) and TheFARM Fund raising future culinarians at Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Indiana

“We are thrilled to present “Uncork the Uplands” once again this year, an entertaining experience for the wine and food lover in all of us,” states Kim Doty, President of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail and Owner of French Lick Winery. “The selections we will present from the renowned wineries of the Uplands Wine Trail are notable amongst connoisseurs as some of the best in the world and we look forward to sharing them all, along with our wonderful regional food offerings, with all of our guests at this year’s event.”

For more information please visit go to Advance tickets are now available for purchase at $65 each through Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Thereafter tickets will be $75, along with walk up sales on the day of the event, Saturday, July 21.

The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail is nestled among the rolling hills of Southern Indiana and showcases nine wineries ̶ Best Vineyards Winery, Brown County Winery, Butler Winery, Carousel Winery, French Lick Winery, Huber Winery, Oliver Winery, Turtle Run Winery, and Winzerwald Winery ̶ each proudly coupling high quality wines with a wonderfully unique epicurean experience. For more information visit, on Facebook at and Twitter at!/IUWT.

Daniel Orr is the chef/owner of FARMbloomington, a multi-faceted culinary complex that consists of a restaurant, market, bar, and music venue, the result of his work around the world, from New York, to France, to the Caribbean. As a chef, Orr draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training. As he states, “real food for real people.” An Indiana native, Orr is the author of Daniel Orr: Real Food, FARMfood– green living with chef daniel orr and ParadiseKitchen, as well as the creator the popular radio show and podcast Earth Eats.

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