Satek Winery started as a commercial vineyard, selling grapes to other Indiana wineries, in 1992. The intent was to eventually open our own winery as a “retirement” business.
Satek Winery has expanded its vineyard from the original 2 acres to 8 acres (4 owned and 40 contracted). A ton of grapes will produce about 150 gal of wine. An acre of grapes will produce 3-7 tons of grapes. A newly planted grapevine will take about 5 years to reach full production, and about 7 years to reach full flavor maturity. Grapevines generally slow down in production after about 35 years, but may live to be 100 years old, or older.
Satek Winery has had nearly 80% of its wines win medals in the third largest international wine competition in the US for each of the last three years. Wines grown on Satek Winery vineyards have won gold medals, and Best in Class awards, from dry red and white wines to semi-sweet red and white wines.