Looking for a little getaway? Enjoy traveling the back roads of Ohio in search of new places? Like wine? Then you have landed at the right place. My Ohio Fun would like to share with you our first in a series of Ohio winery road trips.
On this road trip you will have the option to visit 4 wineries, 3 cheese stops, 2 orchards, a popular jam and jelly store, and a store that sells products for “simple living”. Please note that the wineries and other stops are only open on select days of the week.
Things to know before you go:
- Check with each location before heading out. Open hours may vary.
- Pack a cooler for all your perishable purchases.
- Don’t forget your camera.
- We have taken the liberty of adding a few additional side stops which do not sell wine and cheese, but do sell items for your wine and cheese picnic basket.
OHIO AMISH WINE AND CHEESE TRAIL #1
This road trip is a perfect fall trip. The Amish fields will be showing off their fall colors and the orchards will be picking their fall apple crop. The wineries will also be starting their fall harvest of grapes.
There is no particular order to drive this road trip. We did however create the trip in a way that your trip would continue from stop to stop in a forward motion. Wishing you a fun day of road tripping!
Grandpa’s Cheesebarn and Sweeties Chocolates
668 US-250, Ashland, OH
419.281.3202 | grandpascheesebarn.com
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM | Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM
Grandpa’s Cheesebarn not only has a large selection of various cheeses, they also sell home smoked meats, Amish country jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey and wide variety of chocolate. A great place to start stocking up for your picnic later or to build that charcuterie board you have been dreaming of doing.
Lincoln Way Vineyards
9050 W Old Lincoln Way, Wooster, OH 44691
330.804.WINE | lincolnwayvineyards.com
Mon: By Appointment Only
T-W: 12:00pm – 6:00pm | TH-F: 12:00pm – 9:00pm | Sat: 11:00am – 9:00pm
“Jim and Sherri started Lincoln Way Vineyards in 2006.Their children, Alex and Ari, ages 19 and 16, have grown up with the vines and become an integral part of the family operation that Lincoln Way Vineyards is today.”
Troutman Vineyards and Winery
4243 Columbus Rd. (St. Rt. 3 South) Wooster, OH 44691
330-263-4345 | troutmanvineyards.com
Hours: FRI Noon – 6pm | SAT Noon – 8pm | SUN Noon-5pm
Deanna and Andy Troutman opened the winery at Troutman Vineyards in June, 2001. The winery offers a tasting room and an outdoor picnic area.
East Union Bulk Food Store
9089 Lincoln Way E, Orrville, OH 44667
330.682.2100 | Hours: 9am-4pm – closed Sundays and holidays.
Not only will you find cheese, you will also find deli meats, fresh produce, and bulk food items. The perfect stop to stock-up on bulk crackers and chocolates. Keep an eye out for Amish buggies. It’s a favorite stop of the locals.
Shisler’s Cheese House
Location: U.S. Rte. 30 and Kidron Rd., Orrville, OH 44667
330.682.2105 | shislerscheese.com
Open 7 days a week.
This little cheese house is owned and operated by the third generation of Shislers. Shisler’s was established in 1958, to offer locals and travelers on the Lincoln Highway a place to purchase local cheese, meats, and other products. Today you will find cheese, meats, chocolate, gourmet foods, gift boxes, pickles and more. I can never leave the cheese house without a pound of their Swiss Cheese. My suggestion is that you purchase one of their sample packs of cheese for later, to enjoy during your travels or if you stop at a local winery.
4779 Kidron Rd., Kidron, OH 44636
Hours: 9am – 6pm
There is no store in Ohio quite like Lehman’s Hardware, family owned and operated since 1955. If you’re looking for a special widget, well they probably have one. From garden tools to oil lamps, to toys, snacks and sweets, to Amish made products, you are going to want to make sure you allow enough time to shop.
Purchase suggestion: Select one of their Amish made picnic baskets to enjoy a picnic with or a cutting board to use as the base of your charcuterie board. Don’t forget the cheese slicer, reusable plates, utensils, cloth napkins, and wine bottle opener.
Make sure your check out the old-time soda pop section. Nothing like a cold Grape Nehi or Frosty Rootbeer for the road!
The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café
Location: 333 Wadsworth Rd. Orrville, OH 44667
Mon-Sat— 9am – 5:30 pm | Closed Sunday
Special holiday hours.
The J.M. Smucker Company has been making those delicious jars of goodness for over 120 years. The store includes all their famous jellies, jams, as well as gift baskets, kitchen accessories, and pet products. Allow at least a 1/2 hour for shopping
Silver Run Vineyard & Winery
376 Eastern Rd. Doylestown, OH 44230
330-671-1115 | silverrunwinery.com
Hours: Thurs & Fri 5pm-9pm | Sat 2pm-9pm
“Silver Run Vineyard & Winery is a family-owned boutique winery located in historic Doylestown.”
Enjoy the views of the country fields as you enjoy a glass of wine on their outdoor patio.
Rittman Orchards & Farm Market
13548 Mt. Eaton Rd., Doylestown, OH 44230
330.925.4152 | rittmanorchards.com
Open year round.
Hours: Tues – Sat 9am – 5pm | Sundays 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays and some holidays
Side stop: Located right next door to Bent Ladder Cider & Wine. They share the same parking lot.
Bent Ladder Cider & Wine
13550 Mt. Eaton Rd., Doylestown, OH 44230
330.485.1089 | bentladder.com
Hours: Friday-Saturday Noon – 9pm. Sunday Noon – 6pm
Bent Ladder offers a nice selection of ciders, as well as beautiful views of the countryside. Check their website for upcoming events and current food menu. You may enjoy your trail purchases on their patio, but outside food is not welcome inside.
161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, OH 44270
330.925.6861 | baumanorchards.com
Open year round.
Hours: M-F: 8am-6pm | Sat 8am-5pm | Closed Sunday & Major Holidays
Side stop: Bauman Orchards has been around since 1929, and it’s a favorite stop every fall for their apples. Check their website for a $1 off your $10 purchase coupon.
We hope you find time to enjoy this fun road trip through Ohio’s Amish Country. This trip is one of two Ohio Wine and Cheese Trails that we have created for the region. Please reach out if you have any questions.
(Road Trip Disclaimer: All of our trails are drive at your own risk. MyOhioFun.com wants to remind everyone that driving under the influence is against the law in Ohio. Also, please be mindful of the Amish buggies that use the same roads. Slow-down over hills and be mindful of those on bikes and who are walking.)
Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com
Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel. She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.
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