Since 1995, The Ridge Winery has been producing and marketing award winning wines! The Ridge Winery commemorates 200 years of American wine history by restoring the trade to Switzerland County Indiana, home of America's first 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 Blueberry.
Tom and Jane Demaree The Ridge Winery – Owners and Winemaker. Country White Wine earned Best of Class Double Gold Medal at 2018 Indy International Wine Competition and two Bronze Medals
The Ridge Winery is a participant in the Indy International Wine Competition, the largest scientifically organized and independent wine competition in the United States. We are proud of our selection of Award Winning Wines!
We now have a limited supply of barrel aged wine; using only Select Kentucky Bourbon Barrels to age our 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 and a favorite stop for visitors to Switzerland County and the Historic River Town of Vevay.