Did you know wine was discovered about 6,000 years ago in either Mesopotamia, Palestine/Israel or what is now called Georgia?
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Ironhand Vineyard

IRONHAND Vineyard honors explorer Henri de Tonti who traveled the St. Joseph River Valley alongside the French explorer LaSalle in the late 1600s.  During the third Ango-Dutch War, a grenade took off de Tonti's right hand, which he replaced with an iron hook.  Native Americans were awed by his use of the hook, and referred to him as a man of courage and tenacity.  They called him Iron Hand.  A 1718 memoir prepared for the French government describes the region as having "the finest vines in the world which produce a vast quantity of very excellent grapes.  It is the richest district in all the country."  


IRONHAND Vineyard is a small boutique winery (~4000 bottles/year) that embraces de Tonti's spirit of adventure and aspires to compete with wines from across the world. Their wines are made from a variety of classic European grapes as well as American hybrids, and they make both whites and reds.  All aspects of wine making, from grape harvesting to bottling, are performed on-site.  

Contact Information

Address

21481 Brick Rd

South Bend, IN 46628

Phone 

(574) 360-5388

Email

info@ironhandvineyard.com

Website 

http://www.ironhandvineyard.com/ 

Directions 

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Winery Information

  • Hours

    Open by appointment! 

  • Amenities

    • Tastings
  • Region 5

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