Spring is the perfect time to celebrate the delicious wines and beautiful vineyards of Ohio! From the shores of Lake Erie to the rolling hills of Amish Country, Ohio has a vineyard for everyone and a wine for all palettes, including classic pinot noirs and sweet berry wines. Sip on a glass of local wine, enjoy the scenery and spend an autumn day relaxing at one of these Ohio wineries.
Kosicek Vineyards (Geneva)
Located in Geneva, Ohio, Kosicek Vineyards have been growing grapes and making wine for three generations, dating all the way back to 1929. Their specialty? Matching their delicious wines to local cuisines to give you the perfect combination for your palette. If you’re really curious about the wine-making process, you can even schedule a tour of their vineyards! Sit down by a warm fireplace or outside on the beautiful patio, look out over the beautiful scenery and enjoy a glass of delicious Northeast Ohio wine.
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Doughty Glen Winery (Millersburg)
Spend your next fall weekend getaway in Millersburg, Ohio, at the Guggisberg Swiss Inn! Nestled inside the inn is the Doughty Glen Winery, known for their perfect setting, no matter the season. Taste their award-winning cheeses while relaxing by the pond, or sip on a glass of raspberry wine after a long afternoon of horseback riding. Enjoy a break from your busy life and cherish the relaxing pace of Ohio’s Amish Country, all while celebrating great Ohio wines!
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Meranda-Nixon Winery (Ripley)
Seth Meranda returned to his great-grandfather’s 100-year-old farm after graduating from The Ohio State University. He began growing the vineyards in 2003, and in 2007, the Meranda-Nixon Winery opened. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ohio Valley while drinking their one-of-a-kind wines. And if you fly into the Brown County Airport, representatives from the winery will pick you up! Visit the winery on the second Saturday of the month for a mouthwatering steak and salmon dinner paired with a bottle of their finest wine.
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Sycamore Lake Winery (Columbus Grove)
The Sycamore Lake Wine Company opened in 2013 and is already home of some of Ohio’s tastiest wines! All of the wines are made on-site by Jeff Hanneman, one of the founders of the winery. Relax in the tasting room or on the outdoor patio or stroll through the vineyards, which are surrounded by a 17-acre lake and covered bridge. They even have a unique gift area, so you can get your favorite wine-loving friend the perfect present.
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Brandeberry Winery (Enon)
This winery is located in the heart of Southwest Ohio between Dayton and Springfield on ten acres of hilly glacial moraine. All Brandeberry wines are handmade in small batches to ensure the highest quality wine, including delicious Chardonnays and Blackberry wines. Enjoy delicious appetizers and cheese plates perfectly paired to their wines, and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. The winery is also closely located to John Bryan State Park (six miles), Clifton Gorge (seven miles) and Glen Helen Nature Preserve (five miles). Enjoy a day of hiking through Ohio’s beautiful state parks and finish your night by relaxing with a glass of homemade Ohio wine!
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