Treat your taste buds to some of Brown County’s best beverages on a Sippin’ Trip tour! From mouthwatering moonshine and scrumptious craft beer to smooth spirits and fine wine, you’ll get to experience Brown County’s diverse artisan wineries, breweries, and distilleries…one sip at a time.
Travel through the Village of Nashville and beyond, with stops at Chateau Thomas Winery Tasting Room, Bear Wallow Distillery, Brown County Winery, and Hard Truth Hills. Offered every Saturday and Sunday, now through the end of September, this is your chance to enjoy Brown County’s locally-produced libations, all while sightseeing the hills and hollers on the Nashville General Store Express! Not only will you get a behind the scenes look at how these tasty spirits are created, you also will get to try them out. Sprinkle in some interesting Brown County facts and beautiful scenery along the way and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind excursion that’s fun-filled, carefree, and down-right delicious!
After checking out the brand-new Brown County Visitors Center, make your way across the street to Chateau Thomas Winery Tasting Room for a sampling of Chateau’s premium Vinifera wines. Featuring a large selection of dry reds, along with whites, sweet, semi-sweet, and its special Abe Martin Jug wine, Chateau Thomas has something for all tastes. It even has groundbreaking Slender wine, the world’s first naturally-sweetened, carb-free wine!
Next, hop on board the Nashville General Express and head to your second stop, Bear Wallow Distillery. One of Indiana’s first craft distilleries and one of the only woman-owned distilleries in the nation, Bear Wallow produces top-notch bourbons, whiskeys, and moonshines. Tour the production facility, before sampling several handcrafted, artisanal spirits that are created using 100% Indiana grown grains!
After departing Bear Wallow, you’ll make your way to Brown County Winery. Producing 100% of its wine in Brown County for more than three decades, this family-owned and operated winery features classic reds and whites, along with a refreshing rosé, famed fruit wines, flavorful cordials, and a barrel aged port. Sample them all and get a glimpse of how the magic is made!
Last, but not least is Hard Truth Hills. Sitting high atop a hill, tucked away in the woods is a 325-acre destination dedicated to drinking. A culmination of the Big Woods, QuaffON! Brewing Company, and Hard Truth Distilling Co. brands, Hard Truth Hills highlights the craft of craft beer making and the secrets of a successful spirit. Learn how it’s done and sample both beer and some spirits. After all, the truth never tasted so good!
After you are finished at Hard Truth Hills, the Nashville General Express will make its return to the Visitors Center to round out the Sippin’ Trip in plenty of time for shopping in the Village, some outdoor adventure, or food and drinks at your favorite Brown County restaurant or bar.
Besides plenty of sampling, you’ll also get a goody bag filled with info about the places you’re visiting, a tasty lunch to enjoy during the trip, and even a Brown County souvenir to take home!
A must-do when visiting Brown County, round up the gang and book your Sippin’ Trip today…it’s sure to lift your spirits!
Sippin’ Trips (presented by the Brown County Visitors Center):
211 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN 47448
Saturdays 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.