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Indiana Wine Trail

A Brief History of Wine Making in the Area They don’t call it little Switzerland for nothing – Switzerland County earned its name when winemakers from Vevey Switzerland selected the area for its land ideal for growing grapes. “New Switzerland” was settled by the John James Dufour family in early 1800s in search of an […]

19th Century Overview of Vevay, Indiana

The Indiana Territory was declared separate from the Northwest Territory in 1800.  Vevay was platted in 1813.  Switzerland County was formally organized in 1815.  Indiana became a state in 1816. The early history of this region of the Northwest Territory reveals an indigenous population of Indian tribes, who were joined by white settlers in the […]

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