Brown County Winery

Established in rolling hills of Nashville, Indiana in 1985, Brown County Winery is dedicated to producing quality, award winning grape and fruit wines at an affordable price. We provide an educational and enjoyable experience for every customer and strive to make wine accessible to all. Brown County Winery offers free wine tasting daily at two Brown County, Indiana locations.

Dave and Cynthia Schrodt opened Brown County Winery in 1986 in a small retail shop located in the heart of the Village of Nashville behind the Nashville House. Dave, a winemaker, felt that Nashville was a prime location for a small winery, since the community was deeply rooted in the arts. The gentle rolling hills made for the perfect backdrop. The first year they produced five wines. As the demand and popularity for their wine grew, they soon outgrew the original winery and had to build a winery on their private property near Lake Lemon just to keep up with the demand.

In 2000, the winery expanded again by opening a larger winery and tasting room in the distinctive area of Gnaw Bone, a short five miles east from the Nashville. Your visit to Brown County Winery will prove to be an enjoyable, satisfying, and a highlight of your trip to Brown County. Watch the wines being made through large glass windows in the winery tasting room. We planted a small demonstration vineyard of Catawba grapes in 2018 and started using those grapes in our wine in 2021.

Opening Hours

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Mon – Thurs

10:00 am – 5:30 pm Fri – Sat

11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sun


4520 State Road 46 E Nashville, IN 47448