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Wineries & 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 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. 

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Dalton Union
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. 

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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. 

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Walking Distance
Brewing Co.

Beer | Craft Seltzer

Walking Distance Brewing is a locally-owned brewery within walking distance of Uptown Marysville. Owner Teddy Valinski have revitalized a historic building and created a fresh hip space that brings friends, family, and local businesses together. Teddy makes it a priority to partner with local growers and producers to source ingredients for their signature brews.

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The Taphouseat Retreat 21

Wine | Cider

The tap house at Retreat 21 is surrounded by 64 acres of lush trees and rolling meadows. Guests are invited to sip on their favorite beverages while taking in the pristine views of the rolling landscape. The onsite vineyard, orchard and lavender fields are the perfect backdrop to kick back and relax on the private deck or by the winery silo. 

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