February around Patoka Lake

While it’s chilly and everyone seems to be catching cabin fever, here are a few options within a 30 minute drive from Patoka Lake.

Yoga Class with a Glass (Feb. 10)

Yoga Class? I thought you said "Pour a Glass" Actually, it's both! Ticket includes a glass of wine and 1 hour yoga class designed for all levels. Never done yoga before? No worries, this is not a power hour. Bring a mat or a beach towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Sign up here.

Galentines day anyone? (Feb 8-10, 14-17)

Bring your besties, significant other, acquaintance from work who also loves wine to Patoka Lake Winery and treat yourself to wine and chocolate the weekend before, the day of and the weekend after Valentines Day. While supplies last, each full tasting comes with milk and dark chocolates from Chocolate Bliss (Jasper, IN).

While it’s cold outside, might as well get out there and ski! Stay with us in our Winery Suites and Silo Suites or in a cabin at Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging and purchase discounted tube, ski and lift tickets to Paoli Peaks! Never hit the slopes before? They’ve got clinics and other events to get you started. Visit their website for more information.

Interested in live music, tea, dessert and wine pairings, historical tours? All this and more can be found at the French Lick Resort, just 12 miles from Patoka Lake Winery. Visit their site for more information.

If you’ve got kids with cabin fever too, the Dubois County Museum in Jasper is the place to be in February. Story Time in the museum is every second Saturday of the month. This museum is the largest county museum in the state; there’s too many things to see all in one visit.

Uncork the Possibilities

Whether it's sweet summertime, a breezy autumn evening, a crisp winter afternoon, or sunny spring, Patoka Lake Winery is always open for business. Our tasting room is open 7 days a week, year round! Our signature wine slushies are also available year round as well.

Wine Slushy Flavors frequently include: Sangria, Peach Bellini, Blueberry Pomegranate, Margarita, and Strawberry. We've been known to mix whichever flavors together that you'd like for your own special sweet treat. 

When the cool weather comes, the mulled wine gets mixed. Made with crown mulling spices, apple juice and Patoka Lake Winery wine, it's easy to recreate at home for a group. We even sell our wine slushy mix for home creations.

So, when's the best time to come to Patoka Lake Winery? Anytime. We've got money saving tips year round including "Two for Tuesday," "Wine Wednesday" and "Thirsty Thursday." Tuesdays, buy one full tasting for $10 (8 tastes and you get to keep the glass!) and receive a second full tasting FREE. Wednesdays, receive 10% off bottles of wine. Thursdays, get $1 off all wine slushies and glasses of wine. Come and enjoy the porch or fireplace throughout the weekdays and save money.

Springtime at Patoka

Clear water running over rocks underfoot- it's the sound of Spring in Southern Indiana. As dogwood trees bud, daffodils open, and waterfalls flow, the natural world calls us to shake off the sedentary snooze of winter and come out to play. The question is no longer, "what can we do?" but "where do you want to explore today?"

If you've never hiked Hemlock Cliffs, get ready for an adventure for the young and old alike. Along a mile-long hiking trail adventurers will find creeks of clean water, two waterfalls, multicolored rock and boulders to climb.  

Google it, Hemlock Cliffs, it's gorgeous. Bring a picnic and friends, or just your leashed companion for an afternoon of stunning scenery.  The simple water over rocks creates a soundtrack for rejuvenation. 

Finish your outdoorsy day with a glass of wine on the porch with us at Patoka Lake Winery and Uncork the Possibilities. Click here for directions to Hemlock Cliffs from Patoka Lake Winery.


Dash for the Glass 5K supports Local Military surrounding Patoka Lake

On November 4th, 194 racers trekked through Newton-Stewart State Recreation Area (better known as the property surrounding Patoka Lake) in honor of current troops and Indiana veterans.  The idea for a 5K began as a desire to bring people out to Patoka Lake Winery on an autumn afternoon and quickly grew to a race with a mission to serve those who continually serve.

The cause hit home for many, including State Representative Stephen Bartels, co-owner of Patoka Lake Winery.  “Having a father killed in Vietnam, my 22 years of Military service and now a son serving as a combat medic has given me a deep sense of duty to help our veterans in need, and also extend that support to the families” shared Representative Bartels. The goal of the 5K was to send a resounding Thank you! to the veterans, spouses, children, and other family members who sacrifice before during and after deployment.


“We wanted this to be more than a run.  We wanted people to love the event so that we can continue to raise support year after year,” says Race Director, Rachel Lorett.  “I didn’t foresee the huge amount of support and community involvement we ended up with; it’s amazing." 

With almost 30 sponsors, multiple volunteers, and additional staff working to make the day a success, the race commenced with an after-party inside Patoka Lake Winery’s event center.  Food vendors offered hot samples of their products while music kept the crowd entertained. Ages of racers included 5th graders all the way to over 61. Those 21 and over received a glass of wine after crossing the finish line.

Following the race, Patoka Lake Winery donated the proceeds (over $3,500 divided evenly) to three different organizations: HHC 1-151 Family Readiness Group, Honor Flight Southern Indiana, and Team Red White & Blue. The Ferdinand/Jasper chapter of Team Red White and Blue will receive two electric clay target throwers and supplies for their social gatherings to promote connections between veterans and the local community.

Mark your calendars for next year's race: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Not Just Another 5K

Did you know there's a 5K happening on Saturday, November 4th at Patoka Lake Winery? Wine and running, sure they go together. But why a 5K? There are plenty of races to choose from in Southern Indiana. In answer to the “why”, imagine this:

You find out that your spouse’s job is going to take them to a dangerous part of the world for about a year. No exact length of time, just a time frame. This is the farthest distance and longest time you’ve been apart in 26 years of marriage. Your spouse will be armed; you’re thinking it’s time you’re armed, or it’s at least time to get a big dog.  And the out-of-state training begins next month. Oh, and you’re raising a teenager.


This is your neighbor’s story,  your best friend’s news, your nephew’s announcement.  This is why we run. The sudden seemingly single parent households. Even if we don’t experience it the same way- all the stress, anxiety and fear associated with the upheaval of deployment and reintegration- we run to support.  We are for connection and community.

We race to say, “We know your soldier isn’t the only one sacrificing.”  

We can’t say thank you enough for giving up the shared memories of birthdays, anniversaries, school performances, ball games and holidays with your loved one for this period of time. Thank you for sharing your family for all of our families. We live in the land of the free because of ALL the sacrifices made.

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This one’s for you, Momma. Thanks for your patience, your courage and your strength before, during and after Dad’s deployment.

Who are you running for?

November 4th, 2017   2PM

Sign Up at http://getmeregistered.com/DashfortheGlass5K