The Indiana’s Uplands region being declared an American Viticulture Area Feb. 12 is good news for all Midwestern wineries.
The U.S. wine industry is driven by tourism. For those who take wine seriously and want to learn more about wine, hitting up American Viticulture Area-designated areas assures a level of serious wine making and even quality.
Michigan leads the way in the Midwest with four viticulture areas: Fennville, Leelanau Peninsula, Lake Michigan Shore and Old Mission Peninsula. Ohio has four areas: Lake Erie, Isle St. George, Grand River Valley and Loramie Creek. Illinois has the Shawnee Hills American Viticulture Area and shares the Upper Mississippi American Viticulture Area with Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
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