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Taste Indiana's wine at Uncork the Uplands

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Get your corkscrews and wine glasses ready. In less than a week 10 wineries, from around South-Central Indiana, will be in Bloomington at the Monroe County convention center for "Uncork the Uplands."

"You'll be able to come taste the wines that are being grown right here in the upland wine region," Tim Huber from Huber's Winery said. 

Huber's, Brown County, and French Lick wineries are just a few that will be pouring samples. 

"This event is a great way to showcase the best of what Indiana has to offer. You'd be hard pressed to find any winery on the wine trail that hasn't won gold, double gold, or best in show in an national or international competition," Lisa Bruer from Huber's explained.

From the orchard and grape growing process to fermentation, Huber's gave us a look at their wine making process. They've hosted "Uncork the Uplands" before and say it really shows people in our neck of the woods that South-Central Indiana can be just as good as California or Oregon when it comes to making wine.

What I like to tell people is, this is the Midwest. We grow things. It's what we do. So, why wouldn't we be able to grow fantastic wine grapes as well?" Bruer asked.

The government now recognizes that too. This past spring, the uplands became a federally recognized grape growing area. 

Something that a lot of folks will be raising their glasses to next Saturday.

You can purchase tickets to the event online here.

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