Raise a glass for the “Cheers to History” theme along the regional Wine and Ale Trail. Winding through Mansfield and the surrounding communities, the trail offers numerous iconic settings to celebrate history, enjoy live entertainment and bask in the sun while sipping the finest local wine and craft beer.
Situated on sprawling acres of blueberries, savor wood-fired pizza with the signature blueberry wine indoors or out at this farm, restaurant and winery. Try a glass of the Solitary White wine, a nod to the area’s Shawshank Trail.
Housed in a former 1920s Hudson and Essex car dealership built on the site of Pre-Civil War era caverns, this boutique winery rests on decades of history. Enjoy flavors of California varietal wines in downtown Mansfield.
Sample local craft beer served on a wooden-coffin tasting tray in this century-old building, which once served as a mortuary in the heart of downtown Mansfield. For those seeking something stronger, the Spirit Room will open upstairs in 2023.
As Ohio’s first cask ale brewery, delight in a hand-pulled pint of ale in this quaint English pub-style brewery in Lexington found inside The Happy Grape Bar & Bistro.
Located in Galion’s historic district, this in-house craft brewery honors its local roots and history with eclectically named brews like Harding Way IPA and Bishops Brown ale.
Built in 1911, the magnificent architecture of the Citizens Bank of Shelby is now home to The Vault Wine Bar. Step inside the actual vault to select a wine for sipping! Try both local varietals and wines from around the world, along with mouth-watering appetizers.
Become a true aficionado at this wine bar that serves dozens of wines from around the world, as well as craft beer, top-shelf whiskey, bourbon and cocktails in a cozy environment. Enjoy the outdoor patio with an artistic mural that changes each year.
A restaurant, winery, and bed and breakfast all rolled into one that produces award-winning house wines in a beautiful 1890s property on Bellville’s charming Main Street.
The pre-Civil War era property in Ashland that served as Gilbert Furniture Store now serves excellent food and beer brewed in-house. Try the 1850 Stout, one of the flagship brews.
Shop gifts for wine lovers or simply relax and sip a glass of wine or in-house brewed beer in the 1860s renovated tasting room in Galion. Step outside to the open-air patio or bring your friends and kick back in the new lounge area.
By Tonya Prater