More Ohio Wineries Adding Distilleries
In 2011, Ohio passed a law, House Bill 243, which did several things to improve the lives of the state’s imbibers. The bill allowed distilleries, for the first time, to: Exist in counties with a population below 800,000; sell alcohol on-site, limited to two bottles per person per day; and provide tastings of their product, limited to four quarter-ounce pours. The law also eliminated the requirement that micro-breweries buy a second license for serving their products on site.
Since the law passed, Ohio has suddenly seen new micro-breweries and micro-distilleries spring up all over. It’s not surprising, then, that wineries have also jumped on the trend — although some wineries have been well ahead of the curve on this one.
If you’re someone who enjoys beer, wine and spirits, why not plan a trip to one of the wineries listed here? You’ll not only be able to sample some of Ohio ‘s finest wine — but a great beer or spirit as well. Salut!
For More Information See: The Wine Buzz (May/June edition page six)