Wineries and Breweries
Union County is home to award-winning wineries and breweries specializing in locally grown ingredients. Whether novice or connoisseur, you’ll enjoy visiting and tasting at our family-run breweries and wineries.
The wine industry is finding that Union County’s clay soil mix is perfect for growing grapes. The Midwest weather pattern concentrates the sweetness and flavor of the grape in the wet spring, then locks in that flavor in with a dry summer, making for optimal grape growing conditions.
With renewed interest in craft brewing and locally sourced ingredients, breweries are popping up and family farms like Rustic Brew Farm, Mill Creek Hops and Grandpops hops, are planting malt, barley and hops to meet the demand.
Bokes creek Winery
Visitors to this family-owned, award-winning winery can’t help but feel the energy and enthusiasm as soon as they enter the front door. Taste and delight in the Frasca family’s labor of love, as they take great pride in wines made with local fruit and no artificial flavors or colors. Along with frontenac and concord grapes, grown in their vineyard, Mike and Diane use black and red raspberries, rhubarb, pears, and blueberries to create distinctive wines. Enjoy tastings, live music, and a perfectly lovely pavilion.
Winery & Brewery
Wine | Beer | Mead | Cider
After years of dabbling in winemaking and receiving positive feedback from friends and family, Dale and Tonya decided to make it official. Playing on their love of wine and each other, they named the winery after the combination of their names and their location in Ohio. Located in Marysville, the winery has grown to feature wine, hard cider, mead, and beer made on location. Their “43040” brew is made with all locally grown ingredients and aptly named after Marysville’s zip code.
Rhetoric Brewing Co.
Wine | Beer | Mead | Cider
Founded in 2018 by two slightly eccentric, homebrewers, Rhetoric Brewing Company offers small-batch concoctions of wine, hard cider, mead, and beer. Visit their cozy taproom in Richwood and enjoy their rhetorical beers, ciders, and wines, including Cash Crop, Bodacious Blonde Ale, Appley Everafter, and Decadence, as well as a variety of red and white wines.
Beer | Craft Seltzer
Walking Distance Brewing is a locally-owned brewery within walking distance of Uptown Marysville. Owners Doug Olsen and Teddy Valinski have revitalized a historic building and created a fresh hip space that brings friends, family, and local businesses together. Doug and Teddy make it a priority to partner with local growers and producers to source ingredients for their signature brews.