' About the Winemaker - Hopwood Cellars Winery

About the Winemaker

Ron Hopwood was born and raised in the heart of Indiana, after graduating and working several jobs;  he began his career as a Realtor/Broker, with his quick wit, intoxicating smile and a gift for gab, he became successful very quickly.  He enjoyed the work but something was missing.  As life progressed; he met and married a loving and supporting wife, Janet, and they were soon blessed with two beautiful children, Sayge and  Quinn.

It was during this time he had started making wine along with his brother in law. Ron took it seriously and did his research, studied and took many courses, soon his wine was a sure hit with family and friends. He started by entering his wine in the Indiana State Fair Competition as Hopwood Cellars, and after winning several medals; he started to enter many out of state contests, winning to date a total of 6 trophies and 100+ medals.  He had found his niche in life.

As he continued; he would spend his weekends visiting and talking with other wineries while supervising a large vineyard for a local winery.  After encouragement from his wife and moral support from friends and family; he finally took the step and opened Hopwood Cellars Winery in the heart of Zionsville. Ron believes in locally and Midwest made wines and has been proudly supportive of it. When asked what wine he enjoys most, his answer is,

​I enjoy all wines from sweet to dry, red and white. Although when I try a Chambourcin, for instance, I do not want it to taste like all the other Chambourcins I have had, I want to try the Chambourcin that was locally produced in that particular winery. I also enjoy different wines for different meals and of course different occasions. When sitting on the deck on a warm summer evening I  prefer a crisp semi-dry white wine. I just love wine and all the varieties.

It is no secret, Ron enjoys talking wine. He is dedicated to making fine wine and being able to share it with others. I asked Ron what is the greatest thing about opening a winery, he responded,

There are many great moments such as being able to serve a customer wines that you have worked for months and sometimes years, and I also really enjoy supplying large events such as weddings, parties etc, this is great because my wines are being enjoyed and talked about among a crowd. Great wines will make great conversations.

When visiting Hopwood Cellars; you will be welcomed by the warm and inviting atmosphere and unique ambiance inside.  As you approach the tasting bar; Ron’s zeal and love of wine comes thru as he describes his latest creations.  As you experience his nectar of the vine, not only will you taste several layers of  flavor but also his passion and love of wine.

It is sure to be a favorite spot of yours, as it is mine, to visit over and over.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas,
​New Year's Day, Easter

Deals and Discounts

Multiple Bottle Discounts
3 - 5 bottles: 10% off
6 - 11 bottles: 15% off
12+ bottles: 20% off

Vino Wine Shake Program
Buy 5 shakes get the 6th free!
(ask for punch card)

Store Information

12 E Cedar St.
Zionsville, IN 46077
(317) 873-4099