Merry Family Winery   0
3.0
5/16/2012

Merry Family Winery is conveniently located only a couple of minutes off Interstate 35 in Bidwell, Ohio. As I was getting close to the winery my stomach started to rumble; I have never been so glad to see a food truck parked outside a winery. The food truck was serving pulled pork sandwiches and a variety of sides that went well with a bottle of Ohio wine from Merry Family Winery.

The Place:  The new, wood crafted three-story winery is rustic and designed for relaxing. As you walk up the front steps of the winery, Amish rockers await ... Read full review



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Marietta Wine Cellars   0
4.0
5/16/2012

The drive to Marietta Wine Cellars was scenic and relaxing; the road follows the river all the way into historic downtown area of Marietta, Ohio. There you are greeted with historic stone structures, brick paved roads and a sign suggesting you “Wine a Bit”, which I did.

The Place: The winery has a large gift shop where you can find an assortment of boutique wine gifts, including Marietta Wine Cellars’ own wines bottled in 187ml bottles presented in gift boxes and baskets. Marietta Wine Cellars also has a wide variety of home wine and beer making supplies. ... Read full review



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4.0
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3.0

Stone Crest Vineyard   1
4.0
5/16/2012

Driving on the narrow road toward Stone Crest Vineyard on a rainy Ohio Saturday, we were thoroughly enjoy the countryside when I noticed a beautiful home sitting at the top of a nearby hill. As we drove on, I realized that there were grapevines growing on the hillside close to the home, and that’s when I noticed the winery sign. After traveling up the long driveway, I was pleasantly surprised to find a charming winery as we crested the hill. This I thought, was my type of winery… great views and isolated.

The Place: Walking towards the ... Read full review



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4.0
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Swiss Heritage Winery   0
3.5
3/25/2012

I walked out of the Swiss Heritage Winery laughing, not only because they packaged the wine I purchased in a shiny foil wine bag with tissue paper, but because the place was filled to the brim with activity, conversation and amusement.

The Place:   Swiss Heritage Winery, housed in the same building as Broad Run Cheese House, is located within Ohio’s Amish Country, which is a booming tourist attraction for Ohio. As you walk in the front entrance, you will become instantly intrigued, as there is not an empty space on the floor or walls. Your eyes are ... Read full review



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3.0
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Raven's Glenn Winery   0
4.0
3/24/2012

It is not hard to understand why Raven’s Glenn Winery promotes itself as “Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries”. The grapevine-lined driveway leads directly to the large parking lot that surrounds the production facility, tasting room and restaurant.

The Place:  The winery’s covered porch, with white rocking chairs, welcomes visitors as they approach the tasting room’s doors. Inside the winery, the long tasting bar, which can service at least 20 to 25 people, is surrounded by large wine displays and a large shopping area filled with wine-related merchandise. A full-service Italian restaurant, located towards the back of the tasting ... Read full review



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4.0
4.0
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Hidden Lakes Winery   0
3.5
3/24/2012

Around lunchtime on Friday, I was running into Hidden lakes Winery, one of Ohio's urban wineries, to get out of the pouring rain and was instantly greeted by a smiling hostess. I noticed that she was prepared to seat me for lunch, so I asked if she minded if I just tasted their wines. She had no problem with my request and seated me with the lunch crowd. She left me with the winery’s tasting list that included the pricing options and a reasonably priced lunch menu, just in case I changed my mind and wanted to order lunch or ... Read full review



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3.0
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School House Winery   0
3.5
3/24/2012

I almost didn’t make it to the School House Winery, as my GPS wanted me to stop at a church on a hill and not travel another couple miles down the road to the winery's actual location. I’m glad that I took the initiative to call the winery to find their location, otherwise I would have missed out on a great Ohio winery.

The Place:  School House Winery is located in a former one-room schoolhouse built in 1886. The school house, once known as Oak Grove School, still sits in its original location and was used as a ... Read full review



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Breitenbach Winery   0
4.0
3/24/2012

“Oh my”, is what came out of my mouth as I walked through the doors at Breitenbach Winery. I had never been to a winery that was so busy and crowded in my life, but I should have expected it, as it was a Saturday afternoon in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country.

The Place:  You cannot miss the large purple facility with unique European architecture as you are driving down Old Route 39. If the tour buses do not grab your attention, the enormous stainless steel wine tanks placed outside the production facility certainly will.
... Read full review



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Wyandotte Wine Cellars   0
4.0
3/18/2012

As I was driving to Wyandotte Winery, I entered a neighborhood subdivision and wondered if I was in the wrong area, perhaps due to entering the wrong address into my GPS. As I pulled into the parking area of Wyandotte Winery, I hesitated, as I was in a residential area and the winery’s entrance was attached to a home. Although I have visited wineries where the tasting room is located near the home, I have never been to a winery where the tasting room is actually attached to the home. Although the external surrounds made me a little apprehensive, I ... Read full review



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Camelot Cellars   0
2.0
3/17/2012

It was late in the afternoon on a Friday, and I considered myself lucky to find a parking spot on the street only a couple hundred feet away from the entrance to Camelot Cellars, one of Ohio’s new urban wineries. I exited my car and inserted my quarters into the parking meter and looked around. I was in the heart of the art district of downtown Columbus and was excited to see what waited for me inside Camelot Cellars’ doors.

The Place: Located in a historic downtown brick building with high ceilings and exposed brick interior walls, ... Read full review



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Camelot Cellars   0
2.0

It was late in the afternoon on a Friday, and I considered myself lucky to find a parking spot on the street only a couple hundred feet away from the entrance to Camelot Cellars, one of Ohio’s new urban wineries. I exited my car and inserted my quarters into the parking meter and looked around. I was in the heart of the art district of downtown Columbus and was excited to see what waited for me inside Camelot Cellars’ doors.

The Place: Located in a historic downtown brick building with high ceilings and exposed brick interior walls, ... Read full review



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3.0
3.0
1.0
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Wyandotte Wine Cellars   0
4.0

As I was driving to Wyandotte Winery, I entered a neighborhood subdivision and wondered if I was in the wrong area, perhaps due to entering the wrong address into my GPS. As I pulled into the parking area of Wyandotte Winery, I hesitated, as I was in a residential area and the winery’s entrance was attached to a home. Although I have visited wineries where the tasting room is located near the home, I have never been to a winery where the tasting room is actually attached to the home. Although the external surrounds made me a little apprehensive, I ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
4.0
4.0
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2.0

Breitenbach Winery   0
4.0

“Oh my”, is what came out of my mouth as I walked through the doors at Breitenbach Winery. I had never been to a winery that was so busy and crowded in my life, but I should have expected it, as it was a Saturday afternoon in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country.

The Place:  You cannot miss the large purple facility with unique European architecture as you are driving down Old Route 39. If the tour buses do not grab your attention, the enormous stainless steel wine tanks placed outside the production facility certainly will.
... Read full review



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4.0
4.0
3.0
4.0

School House Winery   0
3.5

I almost didn’t make it to the School House Winery, as my GPS wanted me to stop at a church on a hill and not travel another couple miles down the road to the winery's actual location. I’m glad that I took the initiative to call the winery to find their location, otherwise I would have missed out on a great Ohio winery.

The Place:  School House Winery is located in a former one-room schoolhouse built in 1886. The school house, once known as Oak Grove School, still sits in its original location and was used as a ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
3.0
3.0
4.0
3.0

Hidden Lakes Winery   0
3.5

Around lunchtime on Friday, I was running into Hidden lakes Winery, one of Ohio's urban wineries, to get out of the pouring rain and was instantly greeted by a smiling hostess. I noticed that she was prepared to seat me for lunch, so I asked if she minded if I just tasted their wines. She had no problem with my request and seated me with the lunch crowd. She left me with the winery’s tasting list that included the pricing options and a reasonably priced lunch menu, just in case I changed my mind and wanted to order lunch or ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0

Raven's Glenn Winery   0
4.0

It is not hard to understand why Raven’s Glenn Winery promotes itself as “Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries”. The grapevine-lined driveway leads directly to the large parking lot that surrounds the production facility, tasting room and restaurant.

The Place:  The winery’s covered porch, with white rocking chairs, welcomes visitors as they approach the tasting room’s doors. Inside the winery, the long tasting bar, which can service at least 20 to 25 people, is surrounded by large wine displays and a large shopping area filled with wine-related merchandise. A full-service Italian restaurant, located towards the back of the tasting ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
4.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
4.0

Swiss Heritage Winery   0
3.5

I walked out of the Swiss Heritage Winery laughing, not only because they packaged the wine I purchased in a shiny foil wine bag with tissue paper, but because the place was filled to the brim with activity, conversation and amusement.

The Place:   Swiss Heritage Winery, housed in the same building as Broad Run Cheese House, is located within Ohio’s Amish Country, which is a booming tourist attraction for Ohio. As you walk in the front entrance, you will become instantly intrigued, as there is not an empty space on the floor or walls. Your eyes are ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0

Stone Crest Vineyard   1
4.0

Driving on the narrow road toward Stone Crest Vineyard on a rainy Ohio Saturday, we were thoroughly enjoy the countryside when I noticed a beautiful home sitting at the top of a nearby hill. As we drove on, I realized that there were grapevines growing on the hillside close to the home, and that’s when I noticed the winery sign. After traveling up the long driveway, I was pleasantly surprised to find a charming winery as we crested the hill. This I thought, was my type of winery… great views and isolated.

The Place: Walking towards the ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0

Marietta Wine Cellars   0
4.0

The drive to Marietta Wine Cellars was scenic and relaxing; the road follows the river all the way into historic downtown area of Marietta, Ohio. There you are greeted with historic stone structures, brick paved roads and a sign suggesting you “Wine a Bit”, which I did.

The Place: The winery has a large gift shop where you can find an assortment of boutique wine gifts, including Marietta Wine Cellars’ own wines bottled in 187ml bottles presented in gift boxes and baskets. Marietta Wine Cellars also has a wide variety of home wine and beer making supplies. ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.0

Merry Family Winery   0
3.0

Merry Family Winery is conveniently located only a couple of minutes off Interstate 35 in Bidwell, Ohio. As I was getting close to the winery my stomach started to rumble; I have never been so glad to see a food truck parked outside a winery. The food truck was serving pulled pork sandwiches and a variety of sides that went well with a bottle of Ohio wine from Merry Family Winery.

The Place:  The new, wood crafted three-story winery is rustic and designed for relaxing. As you walk up the front steps of the winery, Amish rockers await ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
3.0
3.0
4.0
3.0