Starlight, Starbright written by Amber G. Christensen-Smith
photography by Amanda Joy Christensen
“Are you sure you know what you’re doing?” These words were articulated to Ted Huber, co-owner of Huber Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards, by someone he looked up to his entire life — his grandmother. Whenever Huber had an idea for wine, the vineyard — or even to start a distillery — he always first asked his grandmother her thoughts. This was a woman who had seen everything and whom he trusted with his ideas. She had watched from humble beginnings the transformation of a stunning piece of land, from running the farm with horses to the evolution of using modern day equipment. Looking out over the nearly six hundred acre spread of the Starlight Orchard and Vineyard, it’s hard to believe a doubt has ever entered the mind of this craftsman. Ted, along with his cousin Greg Huber, own and manage the prodigious Huber Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards — Indiana’s Second Largest tourist attraction (second only to the Indianapolis Speedway). The astonishing legacy of this alluring place comes from modest upbringing and boundless creativity and passion infused in all the Hubers.
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