Discover 8 Unique Ohio Wineries
By Michael Evans

Discover 8 Unique Ohio Wineries

Raise a glass to Ohio-made wines!

Gervasi Vineyard in Canton

With more than 200 wineries scattered across Ohio, the state ranks as one of top places in the nation for wineries — an impressive feat! The temperate growing climate and the fertile soil on the lakeside accounts for the majority of Ohio’s most well-known wineries, although no area of the state is lacking!

With so many to choose from, and with June being Ohio Wine Month, here are some of top picks of wineries that are unique and exciting.

Gervasi Vineyard in Canton

Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro has a picturesque lake, delicious bistro, gorgeous villas, bocce courts and the Crush House Restaurant!

Try: Abbraccio

School House Winery in Dover

School House Winery is a favorite discovery. Established in an actual schoolhouse from the late 1800’s, this bright red structure stands out in the rolling countryside. And all the wines have been given elementary school-related monikers.

Camelot Cellars in Columbus

Camelot Cellars is an urban boutique winery. Camelot imports grapes from all over the world so they make Australian, African, European and American wines.

Try: Australian Chardonnay, Luna Rose

Country Porch Winery in Cortland

Country Porch Winery, described as being “nestled in the heart of Trumbull County,” looks as cozy and inviting as your grandmother’s house — with a long front porch stretching the front (hence the name).

Try: Daisy For Me

Heineman’s Winery in Put-in-Bay

Heineman’s Winery & Crystal Cave is an island winery with rich soil that helps grow some of the highest quality grapes in the state.

Try: Pink Catawba

Firelands Winery in Sandusky

Firelands Winery is known to be one of the best in Northwest Ohio!

Try: Walleye White, Barrel Select Chardonnay

Lakehouse Inn & Winery in Geneva-on-the-Lake

Lakehouse Inn & Winery, located in Geneva-On-The-Lake, is an area that has an exuberant amount of wineries. But the Lakehouse Inn & Winery has a breathtaking view! Sitting on the patio on a sunny day overlooking Lake Erie makes you feel like you are in French wine country!

Try: Just Peachy

Thorncreek Winery & Gardens in Aurora

Thorncreek Winery & Gardens has beautiful gardens and stunning architecture!

Try: Aurora Cream White, Cabernet Sauvignon

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About the Author

Michael Evans is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Public Affairs Journalism and currently works for The Ohio Department of Transportation as a Legislative Liaison. Michael is additionally the creator of OHventures, an Ohio tourism blog that focuses on outdoor adventure and active lifestyle. He has many hobbies, including writing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, canoeing, running, lifting weights, traveling and photography. You can write to Michael at