Monday, August 13, 2012

Wine Tasting at Wyandotte Winery

On Saturday, Mom and I had a girls day to celebrate my birthday, which was last week. I have always wanted to take her to Wyandotte Winery, which is only a few mins from my house, for a wine tasting.

Wyandotte Winery is a local winery that has been around for 30 years. It's actually a winery, not a vineyard, so they do not grow their own grapes. Although back in 2009 they did plant their first vines, but they will not be ready for harvest for a couple more years.

One of the things that I love about this wine is that all of the labels are watercolors from local artist Bonnie Weir, and they depict images from around Columbus.

Some of my favorites from the wine tasting are (please note all pictures and some of the descriptions are from Wyandotte Winery's website):


This wine is a Riesling and it is a very crisp and clean white wine. This wine is semi-dry, but with bursts of the flavors of fresh pears and citrus. I liked it because it wasn't too sweet, but it wasn't too dry either. I don't particulary like really dry wines. This is a perfect mix of sweet and dry.

The artwork is on this label is one of the old brewery buildings in German Village.  The floral is Edelweiss.

Apple Hill
This wine is made from the freshest apples from Apple Hill Orchards located near Mansfield, Ohio. This wine is crisp and tart, but with a nice sweetness, and it has just the hint of cinnamon. My Mom and I decided this would be a great wine at Christmas because it reminds us of cooking hot apple cidar on the stove during the holidays.
The barn in this label is a reproduction of the old barn that you first see when you vist Apple Hill.

Raspberry Summer
This wine is made from 100% raspberry juice, and this wine is like drining summer in a bottle! It was a nice sweet wine that would be good to drink on it's own or with a dessert. It kind of tasted like raspberry juice and I can't wait to open this up and drink it on the patio in the evenings.

The artwork is of the Red, White, and Boom fireworks celebration, a tradition on the riverfront in downtown Columbus on July 4.

This is actually the 3rd time I have been to this winery, and you can read my other review from last year here.

So for the tasting you can try 5 wines for $5, 10 wines for $10, and you get about 1 oz of wine per tasting. It's equal to about 1.5 glasses of wine if you do the full tasting. We actually did the full tasting, but they let us share, so we actually tried 5 wines each, but then shared sips of our glasses with each other. We also ordered a fruit, cheese and cracker platter for $5, which included cheeses from Ohio.

We had a fun time, got a little tipsy, and helped support a local business. It was a great day and I highly recommend anyone in the local area to stop by for a tasting. They have tastings on Tuesday through Saturday from 1 - 7 pm. and they also offer tours at 12:30 and 3:30 pm on Saturdays. Next time I would like to try a tour. It's perfect for a girls day, or even would be fun as a kick-off to date night!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Jen, for writing about your visit! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with your mom. Please come back and see us again!

    Robin Coolidge, Winemaker