Easley Winery began as the dream of Jack & Joan Easley in the late 1960’s. Making wines as a hobby in their basement in Indianapolis, Jack and Joan dreamed of growing grapes and making wine in Indiana. After working with friends, Jack and Joan successfully lobbied the Indiana government so wine could be made and sold in Indiana. In the fall of 1974, Joan and Jack crushed their first harvest and the rest is history.
Now, the winery is owned by Meredith and Mark Easley. They continue to keep the motto started by Joan and Jack, the great wines are meant to be shared. In the last five years, their wine sales have doubled each year. As a result, Meredith and Mark announced a $2 million expansion of the winery in November. As part of the expansion, a fully automated bottling line will be added to increase production capacity. The new bottling equipment will allow the winery to auto fill 1.5 liter bottles in high volume, making it the only winery in Indiana to do so. With the impending expansion, it is clear Easley winery will continue to push boundaries into the future as it has done since its inception. If the past five years are any indicator, Easley winery will remain an institution in Indianapolis for more years to come.