Tasting Room located just east of Vevay, Indiana at 11048 E. Hwy 156


Phone: 812-427-3380         Cell: 812-599-3473

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      Since 1995, The Ridge Winery has been producing and marketing award winning wines! The Ridge Winery commemorates two hundred years of American wine history by restoring the trade to Switzerland County Indiana, home of America's firstWine Makers at the State Fair  successful commercial winery.

In 1989 Tom Demaree, Winemaker, decided to turn his passion into a business and with the assistance of family and friends, Tom is seeing his vision become a reality. The Ridge Winery produces varieties of wines using blends of select fruits and grapes.

The Ridge Winery’s “Swiss Heritage Red Wine” commemorates Vevay Switzerland County, Indiana as the first successful commercial winery in America.  Our “Rural Cool Riesling” carries a beautiful art label depicting the Switzerland County Court House.  Winemaker Tom Demaree takes pride in having available a wide range of Fruit Wines:  Blackberry – BlackJack – Cherry – Peach Crush  and Raspberry. 

The Ridge Winery now has a limited supply of barrel aged wine; using only Select Kentucky Bourbon Barrels to age their wines.  Dam View Red, a grape blend and Barrel Aged Blackberry are currently two popular barrel aged wines.

  Wines are available at several retail locations shown on the wine list page. The Ridge winery tasting room, nestled on the banks of the Ohio River is part of the Indiana Wine Trail - Southeast and a favorite stop for visitors to Switzerland County and the Historic River Town of Vevay.  

Indy International Wine Competition 
Award Wining Wines

Swiss Wine Festival
Gold 2015, Silver 2014, Gold 2013, Silver 2011
Black Jack
Silver 2016, Silver 2015, Silver 2014, Gold 2013, Bronze 2012, Silver 2011, Silver 2010,
Sweet Harvest
Silver 2012, Bronze 2011, Bronze2007,
Wild Cherry
Silver 2008, Concordance Gold 2007
Country Red
Silver 2007
Switzerland County Red
Silver 2008
Silver 2008
Bronze 2012, Bronze 2009
Vevay Bicentennial
Bronze 2013
Rural Cool Riesling
Bronze 2015, Silver 2014
Country White
Bronze 2016


Indiana Wine Trail

Swiss Wine Festival

Indy International Wine Competition

Indiana Wine Grape Council

Switzerland County RCVB

Indiana Wines

Indiana Foodways Alliance

Local B&Bs

Vevay Swiss Inn

Schenck Mansion

Riverside Inn


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The Ridge Winery
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The Ridge Winery
Tasting Room
4857 Parks Ridge Rd. Vevay, In. 47043
11048 E. Hwy 156 Vevay, In. 47043
812 - 427- 3380
812 - 599 - 3473

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