Autumn has arrived at Indiana’s oldest and largest winery…Oliver Winery

Oliver Winery in Bloomington, Indiana has stunning scenery…stone landscaping, sculptures, beautiful flowers, and tranquil seating areas.  For my annual girls’ weekend this year, five of us visited the winery this past Saturday.  It’s one of eight wineries on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail.  The day before, a few of us went to the Butler Winery, which is also on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, and really enjoyed our time there.  They are very different from each other.  Butler Winery is much smaller, has a more homey feel and natural beauty, and only a handful of people were there.  As you’ll see from these photos…Oliver Winery was very crowded, but beautiful!


Dee is taking our photo here…


I love all of the ornamental grasses.  This is the main building…


The autumn decorations…pumpkins, gourds, baskets…were so festive!


Here’s the main tasting area.  There’s Gina smiling at me.  They’re trying to get an area for the five of us to have our wine tasting


I met a woman and her husband and cute little doggie…

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There wasn’t room in the main area for a tasting, so they sent us to a back room.  Unlike Butler Winery, which has six complimentary tastings, Oliver Winery charges almost $5.00 for eight tastings…which is still a great deal!


I met these beautiful young girls.  I gave them one of my cards and told them I’d include their photo on my blog…

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The front porch is very inviting.  It reminds me a bit of Cracker Barrel.


The colors were spectacular in this seating area overlooking a small pond…


Everywhere you look, there’s something beautiful…


Friends, nature, wine…It doesn’t get much better than this!

19 thoughts on “Autumn has arrived at Indiana’s oldest and largest winery…Oliver Winery

  1. I hope the you spit out the wine … girls!! *smile Beautiful place. Can see it was still quite warm … every one without jacket even if the trees as all dressed up in autumn.


      • I heard that they have got snow up in the North now, good for them because they start to build the Ice Hotel next months. Yes, the evening are very cold here too, but that means sunny crisp days.
        I agree, spiting out the wine is serious waste. *smile


  2. What fabulous photographs. The colours are stunning and I especially love the gourds and pumpkins. We don’t have these to any extent in Ireland. Had never dreamt that Indiana would have a wine growing region! Thank you for such a delightful post coming at me first thing on a dreary morning.


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