The Best Wineries in Columbus, Ohio

Ohio may be known to tourists as the home of the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals and the birthplace of aviation, but it is also a fantastic place for winemaking, an industry that is becoming increasingly popular as interest in locally-made food and drinks becomes more prominent.

The Columbus area, with its warm summers and cool, damp autumns similar to many classic wine regions of Europe, and its soil, with a mix of clay, limestone, and loam, provides a great environment to grow excellent grapes. Whether you are an avid wine expert or are just starting to dip your toe in the wonderful world of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and other varieties, this list of the best wineries in Columbus is what you need to expand your horizons.

Wyandotte Winery

Undoubtedly one of the best wineries in Columbus, and the first and oldest urban winery in Central Ohio, Wyandotte Winery is a great place to relax after a stressful week. The charming property, large patio, and friendly and helpful staff add to the pleasant atmosphere. They regularly feature live music and food trucks for a well-rounded experience that will have you coming back for more.

Wine tastings are available during business hours and don’t require reservations. Whether you prefer your wines red or white, sweet or dry or made from traditional grape or fruit, Wyandotte has something for every taste. Keep an eye on their calendar for special events featuring multi-course meals designed to complement their wines. All wines are made on-site from Ohio-grown grapes as much as possible.

Service options: Dine-in · No delivery

4640 Wyandotte Dr, Columbus, OH 43230 • (614) 476-3624

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Powell Village Winery

Powell Village Winery is one of the best wineries in Columbus for special events like bridal showers and anniversaries. But it is also a great place to relax with friends or for date night while enjoying well-made wines with pizzas, olive and cheese plates, and more.

While the grapes are from California, all their wines are made in Ohio, and they have over 20 varietals to choose from. Their Buckeye Nation, a robust and lively blackberry wine, has been one of their best-sellers for over a decade, but they offer plenty of more traditional varieties. Visitors rave about their Malbec’s aromas of plump, dark fruit, with a smokey finish, and the sweet and vibrant Moscato, with its hints of citrus, peach, and apricot, is a year-round favorite.

Service options: Curbside pickup · No-contact delivery

50 S Liberty St, Powell, OH 43065 • (614) 505-7465

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Good Vibes Winery

Good Vibes Winery is one of the best wineries in Columbus whether you are new to wines or a seasoned connoisseur. All wines are made on-site from internationally-grown grapes and have whimsical names inspired by favorite tunes. Try the “Pretty Woman,” a crisp riesling with floral aromas, brilliant acidity, and vivid fruit flavors of peach and apricot, the “Smooth,” a rich, silky pinot noir that blends notes of truffle, toast, and herbs with black cherry and raspberry flavors or the sweet “Born To Be Wild” wildberry shiraz where fruit-forward flavors of wild field berries dance on the palate.

Don’t forget to check their calendar for a regularly updated list of fun events, including live music, Sip & Sketch that includes supplies and two glasses of wine, and even speed dating! As for the food, they offer two House Meat & Cheese Plates, olives and bread, and popcorn.

Service options: No delivery

2 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081 • (614) 392-2202

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Plum Run Winery

Plum Run Winery gets a place on our list of best wineries in Columbus because, in addition to serving top-quality wines, it also offers plenty of filling food options, something that is only seldom found in wineries. This is a popular spot so be sure to arrive early if there are just a few of you or reserve a table for groups of 12 or more.

They serve both brunch and lunch/dinner. Choose from a long list of appetizers, salads, flatbreads, burgers and sandwiches. As for the wine, there is much to love at Plum Run Winery, like the Solstice, a blend of Malbec and Carmenere grapes from Chile, the Darby White made from locally grown chardonel grapes, or the balanced and luscious Blackberry.

Service options: Delivery

3946 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 • (614) 991-0338

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Hidden Lakes Winery

You won’t be disappointed at Hidden Lakes Winery, whether you go there for dinner or host a private event. Known by locals as one of the best wineries in Columbus and a place that feels like home, it boasts a friendly and helpful staff, good food, and beautiful scenery (keep an eye out for the swans!). While the focus is most definitely on the wine, the food menu is decent with garden salads, pasta, pizzas (including gluten-free options), and a few appetizers.

Service options: No delivery

650 Winchester Pike, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 • (614) 829-2133

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