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4 Wine Destinations Right Here in Ohio

Lori Hicks

A majority of my lifetime has been spent in the central Ohio area. I've watched it grow and change, and am proud to call it my home...

A majority of my lifetime has been spent in the central Ohio area. I've watched it grow and change, and am proud to call it my home...

Oct 24 5 minutes read

Wyandotte Winery Columbus, Ohio wine columbus

The Wyandotte Winery in Columbus, Ohio is located in northeast Columbus just minutes from Eastern Town Center. Owners Robin and Valerie Coolidge purchased the winery in 2006 producing a variety of fine handcrafted wines ranging in styles from dry to sweet.

Why Wyandotte Winery?

A wine tasting at Wyandotte Winery is a fun and educational experience and has a cost of only $5 for 5 different wine samples. In addition, small plates are available while you enjoy your tasting or a bottle of wine. Wyandotte Winery also offers unique home-baked gourmet wine cakes available by the slice or packaged in a decorative gift tin perfect for gift giving. After hours the winery can be reserved for private parties or corporate events. The Winery also frequently hosts Murder Mystery Dinners, Euchre Nights, Women Who Wine, Summer Sizzlers Cookouts, Food and Wine Pairing Dinners, Hump-day Happy Hour, Haunted Wine Cellar and more! Check out their website for complete schedule of events. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm to 7pm with extended hours on most Friday evenings. (Special & private events scheduled outside regular hours).

Located at 4640 Wyandotte Drive in Columbus, Ohio

 

Rainbow Hills Vineyards Newcomerstown, OHwine columbus

Rainbow Hills Vineyards in Newcomerstown is nestled in the gently rolling hills of scenic eastern Coshocton County. Rainbow Hills Vineyards offers a variety of dinner and sipping wines.

Why Rainbow Hills?

The countryside and atmosphere are exquisite. Here, only American grape and hybrid varieties are grown and used with emphasis on producing high quality wines.Visitors to Rainbow Hills Vineyards enjoy lounging in the serene setting and strolling along the decks that stretch into the woods. Gather at the pond for picnics and enjoy the sun or shade with your wine. To top it off, tempting bread and cheese boards await with each glass of wine.

Open 11 am – 6 pm daily  (June – October until 9 pm Friday and Saturday)

Located at 26349 Township Road in Newcomerstown, Ohio

Via Vechhia Winery, Columbus, OHwine columbus

Via Vechhia is a family-owned, urban winery tucked away off a private lane in the brewery district of Columbus. The original exposed brick, archways, wood ceiling beams and limestone walls are alone worth visiting.

Why Via Vecchia?

They use traditional Tuscan techniques passed down through generations to produce their all-natural hand crafted red wines. Guests of the winery can expect to enjoy wines made from one single ingredient: whole grapes imported from California which are still crushed on site. The winery recently began welcoming people in for Wine Wednesdays. On the last Wednesday of every month, enjoy an appetizer plate and a glass of wine!

Located at 485 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Where can you find Via Vecchia wine? The Copius Restaurant & Bar right in the Brewery District!  

Want to travel a little farther and see some beautiful underground caves? 

Harmony Hill Vineyards & Estate Winery Bethel, Ohiowine columbus

Harmony Hill Vineyards & Estate Winery is a small boutique winery nestled in the quiet village of Bethel, just miles from the historic Ohio River Valley. Harmony Hill features a picturesque country setting surrounded by our 70 acre Nationally Certified Wildlife Refuge farm.

Why Harmony Hill?

Harmony Hill's underground wine cave is one of only six similar structures in the country. You can sample premium award winning wines among the fermentation bins in the working winery or view vineyards from the covered outdoor patios. There are miles of walking trails, pristine flower gardens and manicured grounds which make Harmony Hill the perfect destination for those who yearn for a taste of the country, with daily entertainment an added benefit. Picnicking in the vineyards or under the shade of the hundreds of trees that surround the winery is also encouraged! Visit their website to learn more. 

Typically open from the end of May to early October on Fridays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 2-9pm, plus summer holidays (Entertainment Daily).

Located at 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road in Bethel, Ohio  45106

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