Thursday, February 25, 2021

Grab a glass or your favorite mixer and pull up a seat as wine experts from Country Heritage Winery and master distillers from Three Rivers Distilling Company will change your alcohol drinking by changing your alcohol thinking. Hear about the finest vodkas, rums, gins and wines crafted from locally grown Indiana crops as your host talks signature cocktails with local bartenders, grape growers, distillers, winemakers and mixologists from Three Rivers Distilling Company and Country Heritage Winery. Drink local with the Adult Beverage Show, Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m., on WOWO and at

Get to know Three Rivers Distilling Company – Northeast Indiana’s first artisan distillery.

At Three Rivers Distilling Co., we’re engineering a new class of spirits, modifying age-old processes and drawing out subtle hints of intrigue for a finish that’s empirically smooth.

We started with observation and experimentation, studying the distilling techniques of our forefathers and breaking down the system from grain to bottle for uncommonly simple spirits. With that in mind, we put our Midwest work ethic to good use, testing theories with the freshest, local ingredients and refining each batch to the smallest, hand-selected cuts for smooth results. Every pour. Every time. We’ve got it down to a science.

Get to know Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard – Indiana’s 2015 Farm Winery of the year.

Constructed on their family owned farm, Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard gives true meaning to its name. The farm has over 100 years of family heritage. The proprietors, Jeremy & Jennifer Lutter, continued the Country Heritage tradition by opening the winery on April 29, 2011. ​

Together our winemaker Kevin Geeting and the Lutters developed our Wine Philosophy.  “Ultimately, we wish to give you the same thing we would want in a wine. It is our belief that great wine starts in the vineyard or field with quality grapes and fruit.” Jeremy & Jennifer Lutter.

All of our fruits come from the family owned farm, Blueberry Acres, or from other reputable fruit farms in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Washington, or California. We will continue to do this in the future to supplement our 24 acres of grapevines planted in spring of 2011. These include Cayuga White, Traminette, Vignoles, LaCrescent, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Norton, and Concord. With meticulous care and attention to detail, we will strive to nurture the best grapes from these varietals for our wines. After all, if the fruit is great the winemaking part is easy.

Country Heritage has created more than two dozen award winning wines since opening their doors, including 2012 Indiana’s Traminette of The Year. Open seven days a week the winery is a great place to relax, whether on the spacious wrap around porch or in the gazebo, where you’ll be surrounded by eight acres of gorgeous vineyard.

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