By Michael Evans
Posted On: May 26, 2020
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
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.
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!
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!