Best Place to Hang Out in Greenwood? Mallow Run Winery
Mallow Run Winery is just outside of the town of Greenwood, and on the weekends you will find many Greenwood residents love to hang out here.
This winery sits on a 600-acre farm in the town of Bargersville just south of Greenwood. It is a family-run business that has been in the Richardson family since 1835. Mallow Run is named after a creek that runs through the farm. The creek was named after the farm’s original owner, George Mallow, the great-great-great-grandfather of Bill Richardson who now owns Mallow Run.
Bill and his wife Laura opened a winery on the property in 2005. Bill was unaware that the creek on the property had a name until his days at Purdue University while looking at a map of the property.
The original plan for grapes started with Bill’s father John. He planted an acre of grapes at the farm in 2000 after he read an article reporting that Indiana winemakers were looking for farmers to grow grapes. His plan was to just grow some grapes, but Bill and Laura set their sights on doing more with the crop and that’s how the winery came to be.
Bill learned the trade as he worked at Oliver Winery and read about wine making after graduating from Purdue. Bill and Laura intended to keep the winery small when they began, but the love and support of the local community has grown the business to something bigger.
One of the most loved things about Mallow Run is the summer events on Saturday nights. There is live music and pizza is served or food trucks come out. Some events are free and some require paid tickets for admission. Concert goers are always welcome to bring their own picnic. The Picnic Concert Series runs from Memorial Day through the end of September (in a normal year).
During the warmest of months, there are also afternoon concerts from 2-5p.
Wine at the Line an annual 5k run/walk usually brings in around 300 people to support different charities every year.
The Tasting Room
The winery tasting room is open every day Monday-Sunday 12-6p for complimentary tastings. It is located in the hayloft of the barn. Bill’s great-great-great grandfather George built the timber frame barn around 1870 and some of the pieces of timber are believed to date as far back as the 1830s. The original barn on the farm caught fire, but remnant beams where rescued and used to build a new barn in the 1870s. It is a great place to hang out all year long. Right now in the winter guests enjoy cozying up by the fireplace. In the summer the outdoor deck is much loved.
Tastings include a selection of six wines or ciders made on the property and are completely free all you need is a current government-issued ID to prove legal age. The tasting room is not a restaurant, there is no food served, but there is a deli fridge in the tasting room with assorted cheeses, cheese plates, bistro boxes, and other snacks for sale.
Events and Tours
In addition to the events on the weekends, the farm has a rentable venue for large corporate events and weddings called the Sycamore. Tours are also available they last about 20 minutes and run on a schedule. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
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