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Pearl Market Adds Tastings from Local Wineries

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pearl Market Adds Tastings from Local Wineries

The Pearl Market Downtown has added two new vendors to experience on a Tuesday or Friday afternoon stroll. Central Ohio wineries Camelot Cellars and Blue Barn Winery now offer samples and bottles at Pearl Market, taking advantage of a bill that was signed into law last year allowing wineries to participate in local farmers markets. […]

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Camelot Cellars Relocating to Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Camelot Cellars Relocating to Olde Towne East

Urban boutique winery Camelot Cellars is packing up their business to relocate from the Short North to Olde Towne East. Citing an expanding production and wholesale business, Camelot owner Janine Aquino said that the move is primarily to have more room to grow. “Our production and distribution has expanded a lot — to 30 to 40 […]

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Wyandotte Winery Acquires Rockside Vineyards

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wyandotte Winery Acquires Rockside Vineyards

Two regional wineries announced plans to merge today in an effort to leverage the strengths of each of the two wine production locations. Wyandotte Winery (located in North East Columbus) is acquiring Rockside Vineyards (located in Lancaster). “Wyandotte is tucked into a neighborhood setting, a unique location for a winery,” said Robin Coolidge, co-owner and […]

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Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

While craft wineries and breweries have been flourishing in Ohio, craft distillers have had a tougher road. Strict regulations on liquor manufacturing in the state have, until recently, kept most distillers from expanding or making a profit. Even now that Ohio has eased up on some of those restrictions, members of the Ohio Distiller’s Guild […]

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Explore Columbus: Tour an Urban Winery

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: Tour an Urban Winery

In a warehouse on the east side of Columbus, there is a winery. Yes, owner and winemaker Kelly Harvey does realize that it is somewhat unexpected. She says that is part of what makes her business so special. “I have embraced the fact that we are a true urban winery,” says Harvey. “I like being […]

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Plum Run Winery Operates Franklin County’s Only Working Vineyard

Walker Evans Walker Evans Plum Run Winery Operates Franklin County’s Only Working Vineyard

ColumbusUnderground recently celebrated Wine Week, where we profiled several local wineries and vineyards, and one thing we quickly realized was that there were more wine makers in Central Ohio than we could fit into just one week! So we’re working to continue our coverage of the local grape growing and wine producing businesses in Central […]

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Signature Wines Producing Local Drinks Using Traditional Techniques

Walker Evans Walker Evans Signature Wines Producing Local Drinks Using Traditional Techniques

For almost a decade, Kelly Harvey has been producing wine in a warehouse on the east side of Columbus. Those wines are made with traditional techniques that include the crushing of grapes, fermenting process, and the aging of specific wines. The warehouse location has also become home to tastings, tours and a popular Sangria Festival […]

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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