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Oliver Winery is the largest and oldest winery in the U.S. state of Indiana. It operates in Monroe County near Bloomington. Wine Barrels A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1910. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ...


History

Professor William Oliver, a law instructor at Indiana University, moved to Bloomington in 1959 with his wife and children and began making wine in his home from grapes purchased at an Ohio vineyard. In the 1960s he purchased land near Bloomington in order to grow his own, and by 1970 operated some 30 acres of vineyard. Oliver Winery opened in the spring of 1972 and reached an annual production of 38,000 gallons by 1978. Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... A common vineyard. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A common vineyard. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


William's son Bill assumed the management of the winery in 1983 and introduced the use of grapes from outside Indiana in Oliver wines in 1988. Annual production exceeded 100,000 gallons by the late 1990s, and the winery expects to produce 500,000 to 600,000 gallons in 2007. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ...


Oliver Winery established the Creekbend Vineyard label in 1994.


External links

  • Oliver Winery website
  • Wineries of Indiana: Oliver Winery

 
 

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