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Rick and Kathy Black sitting on bench in tasting room.

Our Founders

Rick and Kathy Black opened Wildcat Creek Winery in 2008. They are true Indiana entrepreneurs who love the creative process of winemaking, working with a great staff, and meeting guests who drop by the winery from places near and far. 


Rick earned a Masters Degree in Business from Indiana University.  He worked as a corporate controller prior to retiring to pursue his dream of owning his own business.  Rick devoted seven years to learning about winemaking while developing plans for a winery start-up in Tippecanoe County.  In 2003-04 he developed, presented, and gained approval for a winery amendment to be added to the Tippecanoe Unified Zoning Ordinance.  He served as President of the Indiana Winery & Vineyard Association and as a member of the Purdue Wine Grape Council.  Rick is the Executive Winemaker and General Manager at the winery.   


Kathy earned a Masters Degree in Education from Purdue University.  She worked for Lafayette School Corporation as a middle school Language Arts and Social Studies teacher for 30 years.  She is the Tasting Room Director and Event Coordinator at the winery.

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