Are you looking for a unique way to explore the beauty and culture of Ohio? Why not plan a visit to one of Amish Country’s most renowned wineries? You will be offered some of the finest wines in the state as well as breathtaking views that can only be experienced in this part of the world.
Ohio’s Amish Country is teeming with unique activities, one of which is its wide selection of small-batch wineries. So whether you’re a lover of fruit, sweet, or dry wines, there’s something for everyone.
Indeed, while Amish principles reflect the importance of peace, tranquility, and slowing down, there’s still plenty of room to enjoy a nice glass of wine while taking in Ohio’s uniquely gorgeous landscape.
When you book a rental at Your Family’s Place, you’ll take a trip back in time when simplicity, craftsmanship, and serenity were prized above all else. Of course, there are many things to do in Amish Country, but visiting the wineries should be at the top of your list.
Each of these wineries in Amish Country offers handcrafted wines guaranteed to please various palates.
Breitenbach Wine Cellars
- Address: 5934 Old Rte 39 NW, Dover, OH
- Notable features: Sweet and dry grape wines and dandelion and sweet fruit varieties.
A Dover staple, Breitenbach Wine Cellars looks on the outside as more of a fairytale castle than a working winery. The estate features a collection of royal purple and red buildings with steepled roofs and an expansive outdoor patio.
As for their wines, Breitenbach Winery features a diverse selection of award-winning wines, from sweet to dry wines. Most notably, they are known for producing dandelion wine, a light golden and delicately sweet variety of wine.
You could easily spend an entire afternoon at Breitenbach exploring the estate, wine tasting, going on a guided cellar tour, and savoring a long lunch in their cafe, which specializes in paninis and wood-fired pizzas. The estate also offers live music on the weekends.
If you happen to visit on the first weekend in May, you’ll definitely want to stop by for their annual Dandelion Festival.
In addition, our stunning Mt. Pleasant Lodge vacation rental is close to Breitenbach Wine Cellars.
School House Winery
- Address: 455 Schneiders Crossing Rd NE, Dover, OH
- Notable features: This is a quaint old schoolhouse setting with sweet, dry, and fruited wines.
As the name suggests, the School House Winery is based in a former one-room schoolhouse that dates back to the 1880s. Today, what has been dubbed “Ohio’s Most Unique Winery” is proud to offer a selection of wines served in the remodeled school building and on their expansive outdoor patio.
The School House Winery overlooks the green pastures on the outskirts of Amish Country and features 17 wines, ranging from dry to sweet, including fruit wine varieties.
Ideal for groups large and small, you’re encouraged to get comfortable and take your time. With a view of the nearby pond and Ohio’s warm summer sun, there’s no need to rush. If you get hungry, they offer delicious food, including meat and cheese trays and a selection of pizzas.
Our Cottage at Maple Pond vacation rental is not far away and offers easy access to this winery.
Raven’s Glenn Winery & Restaurant
- Address: 56183 Co Rd 143, West Lafayette, OH
- Notable features: Open Sundays with a full-service restaurant.
Located along the Tuscarawas River, Raven’s Glenn Winery features 28 wines ranging from sweet to dry, each available for tasting. In addition, they also offer a wide selection of craft beers and cocktails, including their infamous wine slushies.
When it comes to the food, Raven’s Glenn does not disappoint. They offer a full-service restaurant with a selection of artisanal sandwiches, salads, pasta, and flatbreads. This storied winery is the perfect spot for a quiet date or a group of friends to enjoy a variety of delicious wines, lunch, and a gorgeous glimpse at one of Ohio’s most peaceful landscapes.
Silver Moon Winery
- Address: 4915 Old Rte 39 NW, Dover, OH
- Notable features: They offer one of the largest selections of wines, from dry reds and sweet whites to fruit varieties.
Since 2010, Silver Moon Winery has been hosting wine enthusiasts from across the country. What began as a winery focused on educating wine lovers in the art of making wine has devoted itself to producing exceptional wines using grapes from all over the world. They proudly make 40 different styles of wine, ranging from robust reds to dry and sweet white wines.
One step inside their cozy tasting room, and you’ll understand their winemaker’s passion for educating, as their staff is more than helpful and happy to answer any and all questions about their wines. They also offer a selection of quirky wine-related gifts, perfect for bringing back home to your fellow wine lover.
Their most popular wine is Starry White, a sweet white wine with a noticeable crisp and delicate fruity flavor. They also offer a wider selection of dry wines than many Ohio wineries, making it the ideal stop for more traditional wine aficionados.
Swiss Heritage Winery
- Address: 6011 Old Rte 39 NW, Dover, OH
- Notable features: They are known for artisan cheeses, sweet fruit, and grape wines.
Located just outside Sugarcreek, the Swiss Heritage Winery is a new addition to the well-established Broad Run Cheesehouse, which specializes in Swiss and Baby Swiss cheeses. They produce their wines in a sweet style designed to pair perfectly with their cheeses.
On the outside, the Swiss Heritage Winery is quaint and welcoming. One step inside, and you’ll immediately be greeted by the friendly staff and their wide selection of housemade cheeses and deli items. They also feature a selection of beautiful lace curtains and other home decor items for sale.
If you have the time, consider grabbing a glass and heading to their patio, where the view is peaceful and secluded. They offer covered seating and even have live music on the weekends.
Baltic Mill Winery
- Address: 111 E Main St, Baltic, OH
- Notable features: This is a remodeled turn-of-the-century flour mill with fruit and grape wines ranging from sweet to dry.
What was once a turn-of-the-century flour mill has since been renovated into a wonderfully cozy and welcoming winery. The tasting room is located on the main floor, though it’s worth a quick peek at the upstairs levels, showcasing the mill machinery preserved in its entirety.
Baltic Mill Winery’s wines are produced on the ground level. Their most notable varieties are their blackberry and peach wines. As for food options, the Baltic Mill Winery offers both meat and cheese trays and hummus trays, with the additional option of bringing in your own food.
Yellow Butterfly Winery
- Address: 11661 Blue Ridge Rd, Newcomerstown, OH
- Notable features: Gorgeous views, alpacas, sweet concord, and fruit wines.
You’ll know when you see it. The Yellow Butterfly Winery sits in a vibrant yellow barn surrounded by rolling Ohio hilltops. There’s a wine for everyone here, with over a dozen varieties ranging from fruity to sweet, semi-sweet, and dry. All of the wines are made on-site and are best enjoyed with their selection of curated deli items.
This winery is nestled amongst stunning views of the surrounding countryside. You’ll definitely want to enjoy your wines on the deck so you can take in the epic views, and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot the alpacas which roam the pastures. After tasting, you can even snag some alpaca wool socks or hats at their gift shop.
Sip and Stay in Amish Country
Whether a wine aficionado or a novice, you are guaranteed a great day out savoring these unique Ohio-made wines. When you set your sights on visiting Ohio’s Amish Country for your next getaway, you are guaranteed to have a relaxing and deeply satisfying vacation.
Whether it be the wine tasting, exciting restaurants, gorgeous views, or the live music, you and your family will surely have a memorable vacation when you choose to stay at Your Family’s Place, so book your stay today!