We grabbed a group of friends and headed to Madison, Indiana to visit the Thomas Family winery and attend the “Hot” Luck dinner. It’s apparently an annual event that is free ‘o charge and all are welcome to bring a dish made in the “spicy tradition.” Everything was “hot.” There was cayenne pepper in the fudge and my favorite was the chocolate lamb curry. There was so much food and all of it was awesome.
Of course the old vine Zinfandel was what I most looked forward to. I hear they are 100-year-old vines. They definitely have a better grip on the red wines but I thought the whites were very average. They tasted similar to my own wine… that is still being mastered.
Overall, great food and wine and a good round of friends can’t be beat. I’ll be looking forward to heading back next year and I think I’ll bring my white bean deer chili… with some heat added.