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Buck Creek Winery

Buck Creek Winery Buck Creek Winery's roots are in Durm Vineyards, which was established in 1991 by Jeff and Kelly Durm. They purchased the land and Jeff, with the help of family and friends, broke ground – and the vineyard was started. 1500 vines were planted the first year. Bud break came each spring after pruning. Spraying, cluster thinning, and harvest followed each year. More vines were planted, with 13 varieties in all. Wine was made for table use. In 1996, Jeff entered 10 wines in the Indiana State Fair. He won one gold, seven silver, and two bronze medals. Kelly and Jeff built their home and moved to the property with their young sons, Joseph and Chris. Josette Haubry, Kelly's mother, assisted with childcare and cooking while Jeff worked with the grapes. Josette married Dick Randolph in 1999, and they built their home in front of the vineyard. Many harvests passed. Grapes were sold to other wineries and members of the public. Members of Korean and Amish churches came to pick grapes for wine and grape jelly for their families and churches. Many friends and relatives came to harvest grapes. Dick made chili and tacos for lunch. Friends came from as far as Kansas City and Kalamazoo to help with the harvest. The days ended with everyone very tired, but well-fed, and with as much wine as they cared to drink. The children continued to grow. Jeff coached football in Franklin Township and for Nativity every fall while he and Kelly juggled their full-time jobs with the Marion County Sheriff's Department. Jeff retired from the Sheriff's department in 2004. Construction started on the winery in Fall 2005. On Thursday, April 27, 2006, "The Dream" was realized – we were in business.

Directions from the East: West-bound I-74 (421) to Pleasant View exit #101; turn right To stop sign; turn left. Follow road; turn right on Carrol Rd. Turn left on Indian Creek Rd. S.; green & white building on left. Directions from the West: I-465 to I-74 (421) East; I-74 to Acton Rd. exit #99; turn left. Turn right when road T's, follow road; green & white building on right

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11747 Indian Creek Road South, Indianapolis, IN, US, 46259-1056 Email:
Phone: 317-862-9463 Web:
Fax: 317-862-2312
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  Arbor Red
A sweet red wine with medium body that is loaded with wonderful flavors and aromas reminiscent of Grandma's back yard arbor. A combination of Concord and Steuben grapes make this wine a walk down memory lane. Serve Chilled.
  Autumn Blush
Luscious, sweet and spicy flavors help balance the crisp acids in this wonderful light-bodied lush wine. A crowd pleaser made from Catawba grapes – an Indiana tradition grown locally for over 175 years. Serve chilled.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich full-bodied dry red wine aged in small American oak barrels.
A dry red wine produced from our 15-year-old Chambourcin vines. Aged in American oak barrels, this medium-bodied red wine has aromas of cedar and vanilla. Rich blackberry and cherry flavors round out this very enjoyable wine. This wine was a bronze medal winner at the 2006 Indiana State Fair.
  Dew Drop
Dew Drop is a sweet white wine made from Muscat Alexander grapes. Flavors of pineapple, peach and citrus make this wine a tropical experience.
This complex Merlot has flavors of plums, black cherry and violets. Aged in small French and American oak barrels, this rich red wine partners well with pasta and roasted meats.
  Pleasant View Pink
Our Pleasant View Pink is a blend of Indiana and Oregon strawberries. This 100% pure strawberry wine is delight in a bottle.
  Seyval Blanc
A semi-dry white, medium-bodied with complex floral aromas, grapefruit, and melon flavors. This wine is primarily produced from the Seyval Blanc grape. A small percentage of Cayuga white is added for complexity. Serve chilled. This wine was a bronze medal winner at the 2006 Indiana State Fair.
  Seyval Grigio
This dry white wine is a blend of Buck Creek Winery's award winning Seyval Blanc and Pinot Grigio. This wine as a bronze medal winner at the 2006 Indiana State Fair.


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