June is Ohio Wine Month

Written by on June 1, 2018 in Wine - No comments

Ohio is home to more than 280 wineries, with 950 acres of vineyards and over a million gallons of wine produced here each year, making Ohio the sixth largest wine producing state in the country.

Ohio’s thriving wine industry is celebrated throughout June, which Governor Kasich declared Ohio Wine Month back in 2012 to celebrate the local wine and winemakers accounting for nearly $97 million in wine-related tourism each year.

“Ohio Wine Month is an exciting time to showcase just how impactful the grape industry is to Ohio’s economy, and to encourage consumers to get out and explore the wonderful winery experiences right in their backyards,” said Christy Eckstein, Executive Director of the Ohio Grape Industries Commission (OGIC).

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, OGIC has a calendar of all Ohio winery events on their website. Another way to participate is to take part in the second annual Pinot Quest in Northeast Ohio which offers visitors a chance to sample the state’s lesser known (and hard to grow). Pinot Quest Travel Cards are available for $30 ($25 for Ohio Wines VIP members) can be purchased at any participating winery, and visitors who stop at all 14 wineries during June will receive a special gift. Finally, OGIC is hosting a “Celebration Case” photo contest, which you can vote on here.

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

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