To celebrate, each winery along the trail will serve their award-winning wines throughout the weekend. Spring marks the time for the release of new vintages and Anniversary visitors will find quite a few new selections along the trail in April to taste with special anniversary desserts and foods being offered. Winzerwald Winery will feature grape cupcakes with grape preserve centers paired with your choice of a dry or sweet wine. French Lick Winery will be offering a paired wine and cheese selection. Best Vineyards is serving lemon curd filled angel food cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Owen Valley will delight visitor’s taste buds with a dark chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache. Butler Winery will be serving miniature cheesecakes all weekend. Huber Winery will be offering anniversary cookies with sprinkles during a tasting in the loft.
The new 2018 VIP Passport which runs through December 2018 will also be available for purchase during the kick-off weekend. The Passport gives VIP wine lovers an elevated wine experience at all nine Wine Trail wineries when they purchase a paid tasting or receive a complimentary tasting. Special cellar tours, gifts for visiting, bonus wine tastings, cheese and wine pairings, or tastes of reserve wines or distilled spirits are among the experiences to be found along the trail with the VIP Passport. Complete the passport this year, and receive a signature stainless steel logo tumbler, compliments of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail.