New wineries open in northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The list of wineries in northeast Indiana continues to grow.

This summer, three new wineries in the area have opened for business.

HARTLAND WINERY

Photo of Hartland Winery  in Ashley, Ind.
Photo of Hartland Winery in Ashley, Ind.

The Hartland Winery in Ashley, Indiana has been a long time coming. Winemaker Alan Lockhart planted his first vineyard and started making wine about 10 years ago. It opened May 23. The winery prides itself for making “small batch and handcrafted” wine and by doing so offer about 10 different types of vino, ranging in price from $10-16. The winery is located about 35 miles north of Fort Wayne. For information on events at the winery, follow the company on Facebook.

Hours:

Mon- Sat: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

TIPPY CREEK WINERY

A look inside Tippy Creek Winery at its grand opening June 18, 2016.
A look inside Tippy Creek Winery at its grand opening June 18, 2016.

Tippy Creek Winery opened June 18 in Leesburg, Indiana, about 45 miles west of Fort Wayne.  The winery offers tastings, wine slushies, pitchers of sangria and hard cider. There are a number of musical acts set to perform at the winery over the summer. Follow Tippy Creek Winery on Facebook for a full list of events.

Hours:

Tues – Thurs: 4- 7 p.m.

Fri: 4-8 p.m.

Sat: Noon – 7 p.m.

Sun: Noon- 6 p.m.

BYLER LANE WINERY

Photo from Byler Lane Winery
Photo from Byler Lane Winery

Byler Lane Winery was born out of the hearts of two families, the Bylers and Lanes. The team first planted their vineyard Memorial Day of 2014 and opened in Auburn two years later. The company says it’s driven by the saying, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” They serve about 12 different types of wine six days a week. Auburn is about 23 miles north of Fort Wayne. Follow Byler Lane Winery on Facebook for upcoming events and a scheduled for featured food trucks.

Hours:

Tues-Thurs: Noon – 7 p.m.

Fri-Sat: Noon – 8 p.m.

Sun: Noon- 5:00

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