• LaOtto (260) 637-2980__________Plainfield (317) 837-9463__________Nashville (812) 988-8500
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Cultivating the Best Grapes for Award-Winning Wines

Our Story

Constructed on their family owned farm, Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard gives true meaning to its name. The farm has over 100 years of family heritage. The proprietors, Jeremy & Jennifer Lutter, continued the Country Heritage tradition by opening the winery on April 29, 2011. ​

Together our winemaker Kevin Geeting and the Lutters developed our Wine Philosophy. “Ultimately, we wish to give you the same thing we would want in a wine. It is our belief that great wine starts in the vineyard or field with quality grapes and fruit.” Jeremy & Jennifer Lutter.

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All of our fruits come from the family owned farm, Blueberry Acres, or from other reputable fruit farms in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Washington, or California. We will continue to do this in the future to supplement our 24 acres of grapevines planted in spring of 2011. These include Cayuga White, Traminette, Vignoles, LaCrescent, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Norton, and Concord. With meticulous care and attention to detail, we will strive to nurture the best grapes from these varietals for our wines. After all, if the fruit is great the winemaking part is easy.

Country Heritage has created more than two dozen award winning wines since opening their doors, including 2012 Indiana’s Traminette of The Year. Open seven days a week the winery is a great place to relax, whether on the spacious wrap around porch or in the gazebo, where you’ll be surrounded by eight acres of gorgeous vineyard.

Locally Grown Traminette at Stray Voltage Vineyards

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Meet The Team

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Favorite Country Heritage Wine:

2013 Marquette, 2014 Vignoles

Jennifer & Jeremy Lutter

Proprietors 

​We both grew up in farming families in the LaOtto Community. After graduating high school we married in 1997. We continued farming full time until 2000 when we purchased a 12 acre Blueberry Farm. In 2001 our son, Brian, came into our lives. We then decided to expand the Blueberry Farm for Jennifer to run while staying home with Brian. Our love for produce and specialty crops like red raspberries, blueberries, melons, sweet corn, and grapes brought us to where we are today with Country Heritage Winery.  

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Favorite Country Heritage Wine:

2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Marquette. 

Kevin Geeting

Head Winemaker

Born and raised in Auburn, Indiana. I graduated in 1993 from Tri-State University (aka Trine) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Science. One evening, when away on a business trip at a sales convention, a colleague coaxed me into trying wine with dinner. It was a 1998 Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. That one wine changed my life. Soon thereafter I bought a winemaking book and learned how to make wine, until I eventually became a full-time assistant winemaking position. I later moved to Virginia, taking a similar position for a year, before coming home to take the winemaker’s position here at County Heritage. I am back living in Auburn with my wife,

Denissa and our three girls, Abbey, Autumn, and Sophia. ​

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Favorite Country Heritage Wine:

I am partial to our Ciders!

Ryan Marshall

Produce Sales and Purchase/ Field Management

Native to the LaOtto area, I have worked with the Lutter family since 2005.I started by assisting them on their blueberry farm, Blueberry Acres. From there I moved up the ladder to Produce Sales and Field Management of our various fruit and vegetable crops. I am also one of the Fruit Buyers for Country Heritage. My newest project has been taking on our latest arrival to the Winery, Country Core Hard Ciders. ​​

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Favorite Country Heritage Wine:

2012 Cabernet Franc, 2015 Petit Verdot, Proprietor's Reserve

Jessica Dennis

General Manager

I joined the Country Heritage team in early 2011, just prior to the Winery opening. I started by helping with the bottling line, which was semi-manual at the time. Since then I have grown a vast appreciation for wine & the industry, and have moved up to the General Manager position. With a background in Studio Art from the University of Saint Francis, I design all of Country Heritage Winery’s wine labels and advertisements. I also work on Country Heritage Marketing, Events, Social Media, & Wine Development. I am passionate about wine & food pairing and I share my favorites on my blog and Private Wine & Food Pairings held every other Saturday. Follow me on The Cork Board!  

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