About Our Wine

Based on his vast experience teaching classes on wine appreciation...

     Dr. Thomas acknowledges that there are two distinct types of wine consumers in the world.   The first are those who prefer wines that are dry, complex, full-bodied, with long finishes that complement the food they choose to accompany that wine.   The second group are those who have a genetic aversion to acids and/or tannins that makes sweet or non-tannic wines more agreeable.  

In response to that reality

     Chateau Thomas makes two distinct types of wine for each of those preferences. Our first line is made in a French style with the best California or Washington State grapes we can obtain. These grapes are brought to Plainfield in refrigerated trucks, and then the wine is made using minimally invasive techniques that capture all the aromas, bouquets, and flavors possible from those grapes. After clarification, long barrel-aging allows the wine to gracefully mature into the masterpiece we create. Judicious blending yields wines that are superior to the sum of their parts. They are then bottled and most can be gracefully aged for long- term enjoyment.  

     The second group of wines are crafted just as carefully, but don’t undergo the expensive and undesired oak-aging. Some consumers prefer to enjoy their wines as a cocktail beverage. Some of our wines are made with some residual sugar; others with addition of concentrated wine; and some are sweetened with Zeroseâ, a no-calorie, no-sugar sweetener to create the World’s only natural-sweetened wine, Slenderâ. Other wines, the Abe Martinâ series are made with the addition of fruit essence (0.5%) to table wine, giving remarkable fresh fruit flavors.

   Our wines have won 7,000 awards and medals in international, national, and state competitions throughout the world. Our wines have been served to The President of the United States, The Vice President of the United States, 39 Governors including Indiana Governor Evan Bayh, stocked in the wine cellar at the Indiana Governor’s Mansion. Our wines were  served on American Trans Air Airlines, gifted at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, served at the Playboy Mansion, and were  the only wines served at a Grand Banquet in Rouen, France.  

We hope these wines may soon grace your table, and we look forward to your visit to Chateau Thomas Winery; “For the Discriminating Wine Enthusiast.”

Cooper's Club

Becoming a Member

When you join, you become the owner of the barrel. Your barrel will be identified with an engraved nameplate and displayed in the Cellars of Chateau Thomas Winery. At the end of each year, you will receive a case of wine from the barrel category you have chosen. Wine of equal or lesser value may be substituted. At the third year, in addition to your final case of wine, you will receive your empty barrel and your name plate. If you choose, you may sell the barrel back to the winery.


  • an engraved namplate for your barrel
  • ownership of barrel on display for you,family and friends
  • 12 bottles of wine from you category each year for three years after your one year anniversary of joining
  • free wine tastings for you and a guest
  • 15% discount on wine and gift shoppe purchase
  • 20% discount on case sales

"Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."

- Louis Pasteur 

Wine Club

Become a member

  • Enrollment is free! Call the tasting bar to become a member today. 
  • 317-837-9463


  • 20% discount on case sales
  • 15% discount on wine and gift shop purchases
  • Special offers on  Limited Release, Premium and Library Wines
  • Email notice of Winery Events
  • Free Tastings for you and a guest from a special "Members Only" 18 oz glass

Additional Info

Call to place an order today! Wines can only be shipped to the following states:  Indiana, Florida, and Illinois on the Chateau Thomas Winery online store. However, some other states are available via VinoShipper.com

Chateau Thomas Wine List

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Wine List (pdf)


Available at Our Gift Shoppe

The Chateau Thomas Table - Pairing to Perfection

History of the winery and a cookbook contributed by our very own wine club members. 

- Published by Indianapolis Dine Magazine

Paperback $29.95

Practical Wine Talk - A Physician-Winemaker Examines Wine

The subject of wine analyzed through the eyes of a physician - winemaker.

- Published by Authorhouse 

Hardcover $31.99

Paperback $ 23.95

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