2020 Ertal Winery daytrip

Last summer Donna and I had visited all but one of the wineries on the Indiana Wine Country Road Trip. The only one left was the Ertal Winery near Batesville. Nice weather was predicted for the weekend so we decided to make a day of it and visit the last winery. We posted the ride and the Kurdzioleks decided to go with us.

August 10

It was a beautiful day for riding. We swung by the Kurdzioleks' house and headed east.

Our first stop did not involve wine, but good food at the Crossroads Restaurant in Versailles. It is a popular stop for us. We sat outside and enjoyed the breeze. You can see the covered eating area behind the restaurant.

It was a ~15 mile ride up IN-129 to the Ertal Winery. The Kurdzioleks have been here before. Apparently they have good food here, too, but we only did the wine tasting. It was a nice place to hang out.

Our next stop was in Greensburg at our other favorite stopping place...antique stores. We went to Picker's Paradise and Magnolia Mercantile...both located on the square.

Greensburg's claim to fame is the tree growing out of the courthouse clock tower.

Our next stop was in Columbus...hometown of the best NASCAR driver...Tony Stewart. As we were heading down the highway I happened to notice my GPS had done what it sometimes does...it had changed the route from what I had programmed in. I made a course correction northwest to Columbus.

Our first stop in Columbus was Mattie's Mercantile. From the outside it looked like it had potential, but inside not so much.

Our next stop was another Pickers Paradise. We've all been here before. It is a large store with a lot to look at. Afterwards we went across the street and fueled the bikes.

We looked for another antique store but it was no where to be found, so we headed back home. We ended up playing a game of 'Detour'. The planned route of IN-11 to Seymour was closed so we took IN-58 east. After passing over I-65 IN-58 was also closed, so we took county roads south to Cortland, then back to Seymour.

We stopped at the Dollar General store at Brown Station Road for supplies. Afterwards the Kurdzioleks continued south and we west. Another good daytrip was in the books.

See you on the Highway!

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