Who We Are

Three friends who love wine

Nichole, Cristal and Lisa met more than 10 years ago on the board of a local PTA. The three became friends and have enjoyed discovering a love of wine together. They have traveled to many of the state's 90+ wineries, often spending girls weekends sipping at multiple locations. The trio love visiting wine festivals and tasting new wine, which is the reason they developed Fort Wayne's FIRST wine festival in 2017 -- to bring the best wine, produced by the best wineries across the state, to YOU for sampling. 

3Barrels of Fun

In 2016, the three friends founded 3Barrels Events, a wine-dedicated event planning team. In addition to the Michiana Wine Festival in April, 3BE hosts wine bus tours and 5K runs featuring wine at the finish line. 3BE is excited to grow and offer an expanded line of events in the future. To learn more about 3BE, visit 3BarrelsEvents.com

In the news

See what others said about our festival!


2,500 imbibe in first Michiana Wine Fest (Journal Gazette)


Oenological Friendships | Michiana Wine Festival (WhatzUp Magazine)


Festival Round-up (Kokomo Perspective)


Vlog recap (Seneca Red)


Instagram recap