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“Really disappointed”
Review of Easley Winery

Easley Winery
Ranked #50 of 172 things to do in Indianapolis
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Looking for the ultimate urban winery experience? Swirl, sip, and savor over 20 award-winning craft wines made in downtown Indy, only 6 blocks from Monument Circle. Easley Winery is home to Reggae & Sweet Tulip Wines. The knowledgeable and engaging wine stewards offer tastings every day. Enjoy the whimsical gift shop or sit in the outdoor wine garden that features a great view of downtown. Learn how the winemaker takes premium local grapes and crafts them into nationally recognized wines during their free tours offered Saturdays & Sundays. Free, live music every Saturday May - Sept from 2 - 5 pm.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Really disappointed”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Honestly, if you want to get drunk and socialize, it is perfect for you. If you want to appreciate wine for its quality and flavor, do not bother. I felt as if i was being hearded like inebreated cattle. I felt like I had little choice in tastings. In comparison to every other Indiana winery I have been to (i have been to all but 6), it was extremely disappointing. The tour was great (therefore i gave this place an average rating) the tasting was a complete disaster.. they tell you exactly what you have to taste, giving you a short list. You get 7 tastings for $5 but they give you the choices in a "pick 2 style" where you choose one per 6 of their barrels ranging from dry to sweet, then they make you taste their nasty Reggae Red. My tour guide and bartender, Bruce was extremely rude, and refused to let people try what they wanted, and continued to pour the Red even when I stated I did not want to try it. When I asked to try the one I wanted he said no. Also, there were too many stumbling drunks and no order. They seemed to get people in and out. It was very disorganized and would not reccomend for anyone who truly appreciates wine

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“Friendly staff”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a tour and tasting on a weekend trip to Indy. We arrived 10 minutes before they opened but they gladly opened the doors so we didn't have to sit in the rain. The staff was extremely friendly and the wines were great. Most of the wines tended to be on the sweeter side so if you're a sweet wine fan you'll enjoy their selection.

Visited September 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Had Time to Kill”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Waiting to check in to our hotel, and with a dog in tow, we stumbled upon this winery in downtown Indy. What a find! With a band, outdoor patio, and welcoming to dogs, this was the perfect place for us to wile away a summer afternoon. And the wine was very good.

Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Great find, wish we had more time to enjoy it”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

First off, make sure you read the hours that they are open before you arrive. We did not get there until 5:30, and they close at 6:00, we wished we had more time to spend there. It was a great time, very enjoyable. The wine tasting was our best $5 spent on our trip to Indy. The wine is fantastic, not only very good, but very inexpensive. One of the bottles was on special the night we were there, for $15 you recieved a bottle of wine, and cheese and crackers. You could purchase the bottle only for $8, I was shocked that a bottle that good was only $8. A very inexpensive and fun outing.

Visited July 2013
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Bloomington, Illinois
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“Great Day Trip!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife and I were in town for a long weekend getaway. We stopped by the winery on a Saturday. We took the tour of the winery where the staff were both friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour lasted about 20 - 30 minutes and then we participated in the wine tasting. The price for the tasting includes the tour and it is reasonable priced. You get to try 7 different wines for just $5.00! The tasting went very well once it was complete we headed to the outdoor garden. We bought a bottle of wine and enjoyed the band that was playing that day. There were tables with umbrellas available which was nice since it was hot out. The whole staff was nice and very accomodating which made the day even better. The music ended at 5:00 PM which left us with enough time to still go enjoy something else. This isn't one of your wineries that has acres and acres of fields, but even though it is different it is still a very good winery and if you are looking for a nice day with something different you definitely should do this.

Visited July 2013
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