It's that time of year again for a lot of Louisvillians: the journey up I-65N to Huber’s Orchard and Winery!
Just a few short miles up interstate 65 North is one of the region’s most cherished locations during the fall and pumpkin season. Located on 550 acres, the Huber family and their farm have been in operation in Starlight, Indiana since the mid 1800’s. While they grow pumpkins and Christmas Trees for the seasonal visitors, parts of the grounds are open year-round to help customers find some of the freshest fruits and vegetables in the area.
With the arrival of October, many residents take a family trip to the orchard, take a ride on the wagon and pick out their very own pumpkins. Apples are also in season for the picking. And, while you can have the adventure of picking your own, you can also purchase either item already picked.
Visitors will also find a gift shop filled with one-of-a-kind selections, along with a retail section just for fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods. Get a great dip mix for your next party or try their many cheesecake mixes to bring a homemade feel to any home. Along with the gift shops, guests can enjoy a snack from the Starlight Café’ or the bakery at Huber’s.
The kids will find plenty to do as Huber’s has several activities just for the children in the family! Try to find your way out of the corn maze. Check out the ice cream factory right onsite! Try the corn cannon and apple launch, feed the ducks, or take a ride on the cow train! And, for the whole family- be sure to check out the Family Farm Park which includes a jumping pillow, mountain slides, a rope maze, pedal karts, mini tractor rides and much more!
For the older members of the family, Huber’s also has a winery onsite, which opened its doors in 1978. 18 different varieties of grapes are grown in the vineyards, as Huber’s is Indiana’s largest wine-grape producer. They will produce almost 400,000 pounds of grapes per year under normal weather conditions. Guests will find Huber’s own flavors, including peach, raspberry and blueberry wines, grown right on the farm. You can enjoy wine and cheese tasting or take a wine tour to learn all about the winery.
Another part of the farm, Huber’s Restaurant, is a local favorite. They are celebrating their 25-year anniversary and they’re inviting everyone to come out and celebrate with some of the finest home-cooking around! You won’t find any fast food here! Instead, try their Fried Green Tomatoes, Country Ham, Chicken and Dumplings, Pork Chops, Catfish or Cod!
Whatever season and whatever reason, Huber’s has something for the entire family! If you haven’t been there yet, now’s a perfect time to pick a pumpkin and mark a new “can’t-miss” spot on your map!
For more information, please visit: http://www.joehubers.com/index.html and http://www.huberwinery.com/
Huber's Orchard & Winery
19816 Huber Road
Starlight, Indiana 47106