Southern Indiana Living

SEP-OCT 2018

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Sept/Oct 2018 • 21 - AJ Huber ery and in the 1990s, AJ's dad Greg and Gerald's son Ted took over. They built the farm park, the Plantation Hall, the fruit still and then the bourbon and vodka still. Though the farm is now owned by the sixth generation, four of the five seventh-generation kids are full-time em- ployees at the farm. The fifth is in college and plans to join them upon graduation. "We all grew up here and started helping at a young age," Huber said. "We're a close family — we have dinner together every Sunday night. We work hard and we've always done it together." Huber is the farm manager and oversees farming, planting, growth train- ing and growing fruits and vegetables. The team he manages also picks for the store and works with the wine. Huber said everyone in the family has a different role. Ted handles wine and spirits, Huber's sisters run the plantation hall and others are in the corporate and finance office. Huber said that in total, they have 150 to 200 employees. "The biggest thing we can offer is di- versity," Huber said. "There's something for the whole family to do — lunch, win- ery, playground. …" One family of four visiting from Fort Knox made the drive specifically to expe- rience Huber's for the first time. "We loved picking the peaches be- Pictured: (left hand page) Maria Lopez eats an apple while visiting the orchard with her family; (this page, from top) Singer Lainey Brown and guitarist Big Poppa Stanley perform on the Huber's patio; Guests enjoying dinner on a beautiful Southern Indiana evening.

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