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ANDREA NEAL: Swiss created first commercial winery in Indiana

ANDREA NEAL: Swiss created first commercial winery in Indiana

In 1796, John James Dufour left his native Switzerland to seek a new life and opportunity in the United States. Less than a decade later, he opened the country’s first successful winemaking business – in southeastern Indiana.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
Backyard vintners do it for fun, profit, lifestyle

Backyard vintners do it for fun, profit, lifestyle

Growing gapes can be a rewarding pursuit. They're appealing to the eye, pleasing to the palate, a profitable sideline, and a reason for parties and neighborhood togetherness. Small wonder so many vineyards are cropping up in people's yards.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am
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