Peace Water Winery, a Carmel-based tasting room and winemaker with vineyards in California, is expanding with a new space on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.
Peace Water will occupy more than 2,400 square feet in a soon-to-be built retail and apartment project at the southeast corner of the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, College Avenue and St. Clair Street.
Started by Scott and Laura Burton in 2014, the tasting room offers a chance for visitors to sample wines, enjoy a full glass or purchase a bottle to take home. There is an outdoor covered patio with live music. Fifty-percent of profits from tastings and bottle sales go to charity. After a customer makes a purchase, they get to choose which charity by dropping a peace sign token into a basket on the “Giving Wall.”
Scott Burton said he’s excited about expansion.
“As Indiana’s only locally owned Napa winery, we are very excited to be bringing our very own award-winning, hand-crafted Napa Valley wines to Mass Ave.,” he said. “We were blown away by the unbelievable support we received at our Carmel location and quickly learned that Hoosiers love premium, world-class wines. We doubled our vineyard sizes in Napa and Sonoma last year in anticipation of this opportunity and will be moving that wine from barrel to bottle this fall. Hopefully, we can get our doors open by the end of the year.”