Columbus October 31, 2017
The Remote Winery Near Columbus That’s Picture Perfect For A Day Trip
You might be surprised to learn that just a little bit southeast of Columbus there is a charming relaxing place where the sun shines brightly and the wine pours smoothly. That place is the Rockside Winery and Vineyard. You can visit this local winery and enjoy their wines right among the grape vines that they came from. Read on to learn more!
Rockside Winery is located directly off Route 33 only about 35 minutes from central Columbus.
The address is 2363 Lancaster-Newark Rd. NE, Lancaster, OH 43130.
The winery is open to visitors Tuesday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
If you're planning to go on a Friday, make sure you check their
. Friday evenings are occasionally reserved for private events.
At the winery, you can enjoy the scenery and wine tastings at $1.00 per taste.
The staff are super friendly, they will make you feel comfortable and share their extensive knowledge of the wines.
"A Little Slice of Wine Country in Central Ohio's Backyard!"
That is Rockside's motto, and a visit always lives up to it.
The winery was opened in 2007 and the tasting room was added four years later.
The land has 4.5 acres of Vinifera, French-American Hybrids, and Native American vines. Grape varieties include Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Niagara, and Corot Noir.
Ohio is difficult climate for growing vines, which makes a unique finished product.
Rockside's wines are made in small batches from mostly Ohio-grown grapes. Some grapes that just cannot be grown in the local climate are brought in from California.
The beautiful tasting room is a great place to relax and taste the wines.
You can also sit outside on the patio and look over the beautiful rolling hills of Fairfield County.
Rockside also hosts live music and other fun events.
From live music to fun "Murder Mystery" Nights, Rockside Winery is packed full of awesome things to check out! Some events require advance ticket purchase, so make sure the check their
and reserve a spot early!
Yes, there is a Happy Hour! Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour takes place every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Stop by for $4 glasses of wine and 50% off a variety of small appetizers, including bread with dipping oil, cheese, fruit, Italian meat plates, hummus served with fresh vegetables, and an antipasto plate. Local craft beer is also available on tap for $4.50.
While visiting the winery, you are encouraged to stroll among the vines.
The staff will be happy to tell you about the vineyards, caring for the grapes, and the winemaking process.
Have you ever had a chance to visit this wonderful local winery? Share your experience with us! Let us know if there are any other awesome wineries that you love in the area – we’re always looking for fun new spots to taste-test!