small beginnings ...great wine
  • Grape Selection is Key | We've got great soil and climate for growing grapes. So, what varieties of grapes to choose? Grape Selection is Key | We've got great soil and climate for growing grapes. So, what varieties of grapes to choose? We've got great soil and climate for growing grapes. So, what varieties of grapes to choose?
  • Sugar Creek Winery Aerial View | Looks like all of our hard work is starting to pay off... Sugar Creek Winery Aerial View | Looks like all of our hard work is starting to pay off... Looks like all of our hard work is starting to pay off...
  • New Grapes on the Vine! | Can't wait to see them change color! New Grapes on the Vine! | Can't wait to see them change color!
  • Black rot and birds were formidable challenges, but the Sugar Creek Vineyard and Winery team bounced back. Black rot and birds were formidable challenges, but the Sugar Creek Vineyard and Winery team bounced back.
  • Veraision began in mid-July. Veraision is the term meaning “the onset of ripening”. Veraision began in mid-July. Veraision is the term meaning “the onset of ripening”.
  • 2014 Harvest | Our harvest was hard won and all the more sweeter for it. 2014 Harvest | Our harvest was hard won and all the more sweeter for it.
  • Great Wine in the Making | Winner! 2013 Indiana Grown Amateur Wine of the Year Great Wine in the Making | Winner! 2013 Indiana Grown Amateur Wine of the Year Winner! 2013 Indiana Grown Amateur Wine of the Year
from humble beginnings comes
a great little winery

How it all got started

A little dinner, a little wine, lots of laughter with good friends and the next thing you know... Sugar Creek Winery is more than just a random musing.

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What's happening now

By mid-July the grapes were growing nicely and the clusters seemed to be doing very well.

In late July/early August, we noticed some black spots on many of the leaves and several of the grapes were beginning to lose shape and turn black. We investigated and determined that “black rot” had invaded us. Grape black rot is a fungal disease that attacks grape vines during hot and humid weather. The name comes from the black fringe that borders the brown patches on the leaves and it also attacks all the green parts of the vine. Certainly the most damaging effect is to the fruit. The grapes dry up, turn black and shrivel to the size of BB’s. These are called “mummies”. It can cause complete crop loss. While we did not experience a complete loss, the black rot did have a dramatic impact on the Marquette harvest.



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Photo Journal

Check out our photo journal and see all the changes that are happening.

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Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

2012 Planting Begins!

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Follow us as we start a winery from scratch!

Wine Tech

Don't think that wineries are high tech? Think again, there's a lot that goes into creating a great wine, from the right soil, choosing the right casks, keeping things at the right temperature, and creating flavors, all the way to the final product.

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Starting a Winery

So you think you want to start a winery? What comes next?

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Gallery

Check out our photo journal and follow us on our journey as we build Sugar Creek Winery from the ground up!

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