Your Next Vacation Should Be To Ohio’s Wine Country And These 9 Amazing Wineries

Did you know that there are nine wineries along the southern shore of Lake Erie right here in Ohio?

Northern Ohio has wonderful grape growing conditions. It might sound weird, but it’s true! The soil in that part of the state is rich with limestone which is what helps grape trees thrive. It’s thanks to these unlikely—but very welcomed—circumstances that we have Ohio Wine Country.

Wine-lovers rejoice because you can drive to any one of these wineries in around three hours. You don’t have to fly all the way out to Nappa Valley to get the winery experience!

Chateau Tebeau Winery

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 107 miles
Chateau Tabeau is the perfect place to go for a relaxing afternoon. You can sit by a tranquil koi pond, take a walk through the vineyard, and end the day sit by the fireplace in the tasting room to enjoy a glass of wine. This winery features a vaiety of wines including French varietal, American, hybrid, and fruit wines.
Chateau Tebeau Winery

Firelands Winery

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 115 miles
This winery was established in 1880 and is one of the oldest in the state of Ohio. Firelands has nearly 20 wines to choose from on their menu. Some of their wines have Lake Erie inspired names like the Walleye White wine. But don’t worry. The wine is made from Riesling grapes and has nothing to do with its fishy namesake.
Firelands Winery

Heineman Winery

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 134 miles
Heineman Winery has also been around since the 1880s. Established in 1888 by Gustav Heineman, this purveyor of wines kept his business in the family. Today the third, fourth and fifth generations of the Heineman family run the winery. This winery has nearly 30 wines to enjoy. Heineman Winery is also home to the world’s largets known geode.
Heineman Winery

Kelley’s Island Wine Company

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 135 miles
With a menu that “caters to every type of foodie,” Kelly’s Island Wine Company is a great stop for the whole family. It’s on Kelley’s Island which is full of other fun activities. So spend a day running around on the island and you can end it at this winery and enjoy a big glass of mommy juice.
Kelley’s Island Wine Company

Mon Ami Historic Winery & Restaurant

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 125 miles
Mon Ami Historic Winery produces 40,000 to 50,000 gallons of wine a year. Make a family tradition out of a wine tasting and a tasty dinner. It’s also a great place to celebrate special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays.
Mon Ami Historic Winery & Restaurant

Paper Moon Vineyards

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 119 miles
Are you not a fan of wine, but surrounded by a winos? Paper Moon is the place for you and your friends. This vineard is also know for its amazing hard ciders. Enjoy the fermented fruit juices and sit outside on the patio and play some lawn games. Or go inside and enjoy the beautiful, rustic tasting room.
Paper Moon Vineyards

Put-In-Bay Winery


Distance from Downtown Columbus: 135 miles
For just $10 per person you can take a 35-minute-tour of the winery and sample from five different wines including a sparkling Moscato, two sweet wines, a Riesling, and a Merlot. The winery is located within the Doller House, a historic home that once belonged to the first Put-in-Bay entrepreneur named Valentine Doller.
Put-In-Bay Winery

Quarry Hill Winery

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 110 miles
The farm where Quarry Will calls home can trace it’s beginnings back to the early 1900s, however the winery was not started until 2005 by Mac McLelland. The hill provides this vineyard with fantastic views. Order a glass of wine and the cheese plate. You won’t be disappointed.
Quarry Hill Winery

Rocky Point Winery

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Distance from Downtown Columbus: 130 miles
Located right by the Marblehead Lighthouse, Rocky Point Winery and Red Fern Inn make for a perfect weekend escape. Book a room at the inn inside the second floor of the old Marblehead Schoolhouse building. Head just downstairs to visit the winery. You’ll never have to leave the premesis to enjoy this all encompassing experience.
Rocky Point Winery

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