The state in the Midwest United States with the capital Indianapolis was settled by whites in 1733. It borders on Lake Michigan to the north, which has a mitigating effect on the otherwise extreme climate. The Swiss winemaker Jean Jacques Dufour (1763-1827) planted a vineyard on the Ohio River in what is now known as Switzerland County near Vevay in 1802, which he called "New Switzerland". There he made his first high quality wine in 1806 or 1807, of which some barrels went to the White House to the third US President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). His sons continued to run the winery until 1850. For the first time in 1968 and for some time every year in August, the "Swiss Wine Festival" was held in honor of the Swiss immigrants who founded the wine-growing region in Vevay in Switzerland-County.
As the only one AVA is the huge area Ohio River Valley classified Indiana with the three U.S. states Kentucky. Ohio and West Virginia Splits. The approximately 25 wineries are spread all over the country. The Jeffersonville area of Clark County is the center of viticulture, the center is the city of Madison. The best known producers in Indiana include Brown County Winery, Butler Winery and Vineyard, Lake Michigan Winery, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards, Thomas Family Winery and Oliver Winery.