Uncorking the Spirit of the Wine Trail

Let the Good Times Flow in Coshocton, Ohio
By Frank Rocco Satullo, The OhioTraveler, Your Tour Guide To Fun!

Over the rivers and hills to spirited places you shall go, all along the Three Rivers Wine Trail. But it’s not just wine on the menu; there is a brewery and a distillery too. So, whether you want a stem, stein or shot, follow the ribbons of country road connecting vineyards, woods and farms to villages and towns, all ripe with homespun tales and drinks in the making.

It isn’t only the desire to wet your whistle that makes a wine trail worthy of trekking, although this is an essential ingredient. Perhaps just as important are the strangers who become friends along the way.

There’s nothing like a familiar smile and a, “Hey, we just saw you back at…Come join us!”

This journey isn’t always about the destinations. You’ll sense sweet Mother Nature breathing open the essence of a blooming joy across this unique wine country. See a hawk soar overhead. Pause before century barns and all their charm. Pass an Amish horse and buggy. Get passed by a motorcycle. Oh, and then there are the mom-and-pop shops with storefront windows straight out of Yesteryear.

The best part of the Three Rivers Wine Trail is its diversity. …READ MORE…

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Brothers Drake Meadery

brothers-drake-meadery-columbusBrother’s Drake Meadery in Columbus, Ohio is open Wed – Fri from from 5pm – 12am, Sat from 1pm – 12am,

Brothers Drake Meadery is an urban producer of wines made from honey.  Sourced from local wildflower honey and only sold in Ohio, it is not only delicious but a modern take on an ancient tradition, and a building block in strengthening the local economy.  The Meadery also serves as a bar hosting community events and live music.  Visit the website above for a tour of the production facility or to book an event.

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Camelot Cellars Winery & Bistro in Columbus Ohio

camelot-cellars-columbus-ohio-wineryCamelot Cellars is open Tuesday – Thursday 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Friday 4:00pm to 11:00pm; Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm. Closed Sunday. Monday closed for private parties.

 

  • Location: (Map It) 901 Oak Street in Columbus, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-441-8860
  • Web: click here

Camelot Cellars is an award-winning Urban Boutique Winery, handcrafting their own wines sourcing premier juices from vineyards all over the world. Offerings include retail wines by the bottle, wine tastings, flights, and event spaces. They also have beer on tap, hard ciders and an Italian Bistro featuring hand-made pastas, scratch-made sauces, flatbreads, cheese boards and more. Saturday Brunch from 11-2 is always a busy time, so it’s best to make a reservation. Their Wine-making Lab allows guests to handcraft or adopt their very own wine and personalize bottles with a custom label. The Winery can accommodate up to 125 guests.

After spending many years in the Short North, Camelot Cellars moved to Olde Towne East in 2016 for more space to accommodate for demand. The new location has 20 bar seats, comfortable seating for more than 70 people, and an interactive customer wine-making area. The surrounding community is a perfect fit for the locally made, wine-is-art vibe at Camelot.

Their juices come from vineyards around the world. They’ve become nationally recognized winning 41 medals in national and international wine competitions. It’s their attention to detail that ensures that their wine is of high quality. They also dedicate themselves to their customer’s guidance and education, ensuring great customer services.

Janine Aquino took over Camelot Cellars in 2011. She’s originally from the Hudson Valley area of New York (her family-owned John Aquino Sons, Inc.) making her a fourth-generation wine professional. She grew up in the vineyard, worked at several of them, and studied food and wine pairings at Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Camelot Cellars regularly host events such as corporate team building, social networking, Wedding rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and themed nights including a wine & psychic night, painting night, book clubs and more. They offer free Winery Tours (reservations required) available on Saturdays at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30pm.

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Rainbow Hills Vineyards Newcomerstown, OH

The Rainbow Hills Vineyards in Newcomerstown, Ohio is open Monday-Saturday from 11am-6pm (January-March) Monday-Saturday from 11am-9pm (April-October) Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm (November-December).

Rainbow Hills Winery in Newcomerstown, Ohio is Coshocton County’s first and oldest winery. It offers some of Ohio’s finest wines and is home to a beautiful bed and breakfast nestled in the rustic rolling hills where nature and wine unite to create a fun and relaxing experience. Whether socializing with friends or looking for a romantic getaway, Rainbow Hills has the perfect setting for any occasion. One visit and you’ll know why its known as “The Hidden Gem” of East Central Ohio!

Every Friday and Saturday from June through October, starting as early as 4pm, be sure to come for the outdoor cookouts featuring your choice of New York strip steak, ribeye, or boneless chicken breast that you can grill the way you want it. Staff will bring the prepared sides to you, which include baked potato, layered salad, rolls, and cake for dessert. Along with this you get your table for the night to eat, drink and enjoy the company of friends and of course mother nature. Come rain or shine. Reservations required.

 

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Ravens Glenn Winery Lafayette, Ohio

The Ravens Glenn Winery in Lafayette, Ohio: The restaurant, tasting bar & gift shop are open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday brunch 11am- 2pm.  Tasting room and  wine sales available Monday from 11am- 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 8pm and Sunday from 11am – 4pm.

  • Location: (Map It) 56183 CR 143 West Lafayette, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-545-1000 

Ravens Glenn Winery in Lafayette, Ohio:  Known as Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries, Ravens Glenn is located on the banks of the beautiful Tuscarawas River. It is without a doubt, one of Ohio’s most picturesque family-owned wineries. It is open year-round, motor coach friendly, delightful casual Italian dining, step-on greeting. Winery tours for groups of 12 or more by appointment. Group size California-style tasting bar. Banquet facility seats up to 200. Large gift shop . Easy access from I-77 . Sunday Champagne Buffet

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Yellow Butterfly Winery Newcomerstown, Ohio

yellow-butterfly-wineryThe Yellow Butterfly Winery in Newcomerstown, Ohio is open Feb – Mar from Wednesdays to Saturdays and April – December from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

  • Location: (Map It) 11661 Blue Ridge Rd. in Newcomerstown, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-492-1216

The Yellow Butterfly Winery is nestled in one of Ohio’s most beautiful country settings not too far from Amish country. Enjoy the enchantment of sipping fine wine in the century barn or relax on the deck taking in a rare view of great natural beauty and alpacas grazing on the hillside not too far away. From June to September the Yellow Butterfly Winery offers delicious country style meals on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations requested.

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Wyandotte Winery Columbus, Ohio

The Wyandotte Winery in Columbus is open Thursday from 4-8pm, Friday from 3-9pm, and Saturday from 1-7pm (Special & private events scheduled outside regular hours).

  • Location: (Map It) 4640 Wyandotte Drive in Columbus, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-476-3624
  • Web: click here

Wyandotte Winery was established in 1977. It is the first and oldest urban winery in Central Ohio. It is located in a neighborhood setting and features handcrafted, small-batch wines made right on the premises. Visit the website above for upcoming special events and offerings.

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Three Rivers Wine Trail Coshocton, Ohio

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Ohio Wineries have become a popular destination for Midwest travelers and residents alike. Let the good times flow at the Three Rivers Wine Trail in Coshocton, Ohio. But it’s not just wine on the menu; there are a couple of breweries and a distillery too. So whether you want a stem, stein or shot, follow the ribbons of country road connecting vineyards, woods and farms to villages and towns, all ripe with homespun tales and drinks in the making.

Lodging is also available at Heritage Vineyard Winery & Guest House (740) 824-4314, Indian Bear Lodge (740) 668-2100, and the Inn at Rainbow Hills (740) 545-9305. Several other unique overnight accommodations are also available in the area and can be found at www.VisitCoshocton.com.

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