Butler News!
  • Did you know? We wholesale many of our wines in various grocery, specialty wine & liquor stores around the state of Indiana. If you want to find out if a specific store stocks Butler wine, contact us and we will be happy to find out for you!
  • Our vineyard lies within the boundaries of the Indiana Uplands Viticultural area. Click here for a detailed map of the Indiana Uplands AVA.
  • We may now ship to Florida! If you are a Florida resident & a lover of Butler wines, contact us to order some. (You must be 21 & have a valid ID in order to receive a wine shipment)
  • By Indiana law, Indiana wineries may ship to Indiana residents as long as the purchaser first verifies their age with us & the package is shipped with an adult signature requirement. Please Contact Us if you want to place an order or have any questions.
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Click HERE for a complete list of who carries BUTLER WINE!

Area events and festivals
  • October 15th - Live Blacksmithing Demo at our Winery & Vineyard - 10 to 6 - family friendly event, no charge, at our vineyard location on E Robinson Rd.
  • October 19th to 23rd - Annual Fall Brewing and Winemaking Supply Sale - get 15% off your brewing or winemaking purchase of all ingredients, equipment, books, etc! At our intown shop at 1022 N College Ave.
  • October 23rd - Advanced all-grain brewing class at our InTown Shop - Noon to 3, $20 per student, email Amy at intown @ butlerwinery.com for more info or to sign up!
  • November 5th - Red White & Rosé 5K Walk/10K Run at our vineyard. Also the GreensKeeper Food Truck returns & will be there to feed your hungry self!
  • November 5th - 8th Annual Wine-A-Ree Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser at the Commons in Columbus, IN, Noon to 6pm
  • Try a tasty fall cocktail recipe, Butler's Peach Cobbler, with our super awesome Peach wine! 1 Part Butler Peach Wine, 1 Part E & J Peach Brandy, 1 Part White Crème de Cacao, 1 Part Heavy Cream, Dash of Nutmeg, Serve shaken in martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg.
  • One of our favorite (& easiest) mixers for a refreshing cocktail is made with our fabulous Blackberry wine & world famous 7UP! Butler's Blackberry Spritzer: We like it 1 to 1, but whether it's 2 to 1, 1 to 1 or 3 to 1, you mix it to taste. Trust us, you will love it! Recipe by: us.
  • Travel to the wineries on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail and get a free Riedel wine glass sporting our Indiana Uplands logo! Stop in at any Indiana Uplands Wine Trail winery to get a free passport & start your trail trek today!

Click HERE for a complete list of who carries BUTLER WINE!


  • View our archive of current & past newsletters.
  • Jim was working on getting the Indiana Uplands established as an AVA for several years and it finally came to fruition on Feb 12th, 2013. Here's a list of sites with articles pertaining to the AVA designation.
  • Check out this Sept 2011 blogpost from an "Indiana Insider"
  • Jim Butler: One of Indiana's Winery Leaders, a great article written by Howard Hewitt from the blog: Grape Sense - Glass Half Full . Thanks Howard!
  • Tom DiNardo, a freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, Santé and Wine Adventure Magazines, wrote about his experience as a judge at the Indy International Wine Competition and his favorites from the judging. Read this article at winesquire.com about his view of the Wines of the Midwest including our Chambourcin Rosé, Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Indiana White and Red Select.
  • And another fellow of interest, Charles, who writes the Indiana Wine Blog, has a review of our award-winning 2008 Chambourcin Rosé. He has previously written about our Blueberry wine & his visit to our winery.
  • Yet one more cool thing, here's a mention of Butler in an article about Bloomington in the travel section of Washington Post. Click here to read it.
  • Butler Winery and Vineyard was named "Best Attraction" in 2013 and in 2009, Butler Winery was named "Best Uniquely Bloomington Attraction" by the Bloomington CVB! See a pic of our first limestone B!


  • Take a couple days to relax and wander Indiana on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. Come see us and taste some of Indiana's finest vintages on Indiana's first wine trail.
  • Indiana Uplands wineries are: Best Vineyards, Brown County, Butler, French Lick, Huber, Oliver, Owen Valley, Turtle Run, and & Winzerwald.
  • **Be sure to remember to pick up an Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Passport at the first Trail winery you visit. Get a logo stamp at each stop along the way. We will provide you with a special gift for completing the trail, a "thank you" for visiting the Indiana Uplands wineries. You will also be automatically entered in the Grand Prize drawing to be held at the 2016 Vintage Indiana Wine Festival.
Indiana Uplands Trail

Join us year around with our special wine trail events!

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