Exploring Indiana: Chateau Thomas Winery

I was just sitting in Vegas, after finishing (and publishing) the final edits on my fourth cookbook, and to say that a glass of wine was on my mind was more than true! LOL. After all, in FL, it was almost 5pm!

Groupon
(Whenever you can find a Groupon, do it. They almost always include extras no matter what you’re doing, and you get a discount. What’s better than that?)

When we were work traveling earlier this year, we went to a winery, grabbed a last second Groupon deal, and had a great time. That’s what I should have done..gone to find a winery..

Anyhow, back to it. The Indiana winery we visited was great, and I knew we had made a great choice when the first wine I chose was a no-go.

“You don’t want that one,” she whispered to me. I chose Pinot Noir from my tasting sheet. I love a good Pinot Noir. I also love someone who’s honest enough to tell me the truth about a wine.

“You don’t like it?” I asked.

“No one does,” she countered with a laugh. I was convinced.

My first and only Indiana wine experience happened at the Cheateau Thomas Winery. The winery was super cute, there was a sassy fun lady doing our tasting, and the wine was good, too.

We found this winery at the last minute, along with a Groupon. The Groupon was $25 for two tastings, two souvenir wine glasses, cheese and crackers, a complementary wine bottle holder/carrier, and $10 to spend in the shop.

We liked the wines that we had at Chateau Thomas Winery. We especially liked the Peach chateau-thomas-winery-abe-martin-peach-chardonnay-indiana-usa-10751851tChardonnay, so much so that we took a bottle with us. The nose was all peach and the taste was light and refreshing.

In an unexpected twist, I found myself enjoying a port wine, too. Usually not a fan, she convinced me to try it. The outcome? It really was delicious. The trick is to drink it with chocolate.

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First,  melt 2-3 chocolate chips in your mouth and then take a drink of port with the melted chocolate. The combination was heavenly, and I was glad to have taken the suggestion.

Along with the wine we bought a little bag of spices to make a mulled wine. It’s a warm and very winter-y combination and when we visited with the in-laws, we all enjoyed it together.

Check this place out. It’s awesome and for that matter, so is the rest of the Midwest!

On a road trip? Here’s some delicious healthy snacks to bring with you!   Staying in? These snacks would all pair well with a glass of wine two! (As in, two glasses of wine=)

This snack mix is good anytime!

These chocolates taste so yummy and would be delicious with a port wine.

And I love these bars!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    So yummy it is 🙂

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