Since 1984, Chateau Thomas Winery has been bringing a taste of the old world to the heart of the Hoosier state. Nothing is so simply satisfying, yet so deliciously complex. For more than 30 years, the Chateau Thomas Winery has been celebrating this duality by crafting some of the most delightful wines in the country. From the wine itself to the environment that surrounds it, Chateau Thomas Winery offers an entirely unique – and uniquely satisfying – experience. Come see for yourself. We look forward to raising a glass with you.
How It All Started
It started in the 1970s, when Dr. Charles Thomas, a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, decided to expand his wine making hobby into a full-time venture. Taking formal wine making and wine-tasting courses, traveling to Napa to study under some the most renowned winemakers in the world all led him opening Chateau Thomas Winery on Indianapolis’s south side, with his wife Jill, in 1984.
Innovation and Passion
The wines of Chateau Thomas are available in over 200 retail locations in Indiana including wine shops, grocery outlets, and some of the finest restaurants. To this day, Dr. Thomas continues to push the boundaries of modern wine making. His most recent efforts resulted in the groundbreaking Slender® wine – the world’s first naturally-sweetened carb-free wine. The launch of Slender was met with a great deal of national attention, including from Hollywood – where Slender was included in the gift bags of actors during the 81st Annual Academy Awards.