Experience the Art of Winemaking
Writer / Rachel Quade
Harmony Winery in Fishers crafts award-winning wines from vineyard grapes all over the world. Owners Kevin and Tatyana have taken their lifelong hobby and love of winemaking to a whole new level using the latest tools and techniques to create their own high caliber wines. They produce everything from Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, fruity Pinot Gris and Rieslings to specialty Ports and Ice Wines!
What enticed your Girls About Town out on a cold winter’s night? The rumor of good company, relaxing fireplace, live acoustic music and wine tasting of course!
Harmony is a true boutique winery that has crafted many award-winning wines and prides itself on a fun and educational wine-tasting experience. Draw up a chair like we did and sample up to 10 wines for just $5 per person.
Kevin and Tatyana along with employee, Brenda Alderman, welcome you in with their “Cheers”-like atmosphere and friendliness. As the music played in the background, we were drawn into our evening of tasting delicious wines. We started from the top of their Fall/Winter wine list before finally settling on a glass of our favorite pours and chatted about the topic of winemaking in Indiana. How have we missed out on this experience thus far?!
Our evening coincided with a port wine tasting night as well as Chili-Pot Saturday. So fun! We enjoyed complimentary homemade chili straight from the crockpot and sampled some amazing chocolate and coffee ports. It was all super yummy, and the live music was the perfect pairing to our night of tasting.
Beautiful plates of Tulip Tree Creamery cheeses are also on deck for all to enjoy throughout your tasting. Side-note: If you haven’t tried locally made Tulip Tree Creamery cheeses, you are missing out! The Dutchman’s Breeches, a double cream, mold-ripened buttermilk cheese was our hands-down favorite. Harmony stocks a nice selection of Tulip Tree Creamery cheeses that are available for purchase to take home with your favorite Harmony wine!
Our conversations led us to the inevitable question…can we really make our own wine here?! The answer is YES! Harmony offers on-site winemaking classes. After you’ve done a tasting, you’re actually already on your way to a custom wine-making experience! Sample as many as you like, then decide which wine you’d like to create. You’ll then be guided through the actual winemaking process as you create your very own vintage batch. Of course, everything you need to create that special batch is included in your experience.
Starting with your juices that are pre-purchased from legendary vineyards all over, Kevin and Tatyana share all their know-how and passion along the way to make the wine you dream of. From yeasts and sulfites, bottling, corking and storing, your intimate experience is their number one goal.
At the end of the process, you’ll take home 28-30 bottles of your own personal creation! Sounds perfect for a wedding, right?! Get together with friends to create a batch of your own or team build with your co-workers! Designing your own wine isn’t complete without your own custom label, and you guessed it, they have that covered too!
Their reds, whites, fruit-flavored and dessert wines have won many medals and awards at wine competitions and festivals all over Indiana. Harmony consistently hosts events to complement their wine tastings, including karaoke and wine and canvas nights, and they are even working on yoga and wine classes! While we came in for the wine, we stayed and will be back for the experience. The cute atmosphere and friendliness will keep you coming back. Come and give it a try. You’ll be glad you did!