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Indiana’s Wine Industry Unveils State’s First ‘Signature Wine’


Indiana’s inaugural signature wine was introduced by representatives of the Indiana Department of Agriculture, the state’s Office of Tourism, the Indiana Wine Grape Council, and numerous Hoosier winemakers on hand during a news conference at the Indiana State House.

Traminette, a fragrant and floral white wine, becomes the first vintage to carry Indiana’s signature status, thanks in part to grapes developed specifically to exist in the state’s climate.

The initiative, developed by the Purdue Wine Grape Team, was announced by Joe Kelsay, director of the Indiana Department of Agriculture; Amy Vaughan, director, Indiana Office of Tourism; and Bill Oliver, owner of Oliver Winery in Bloomington. They explained how a signature wine initiative will help boost not only Indiana agriculture and tourism, but also further advance recognition of Indiana’s rich winemaking heritage throughout the nation.

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