Plan an Executive Outing at One of These Cincinnati Vineyards


What better way to enjoy this time of year than by sampling wines across Cincinnati? Wine tasting is a truly great way to explore your own tastes and enjoy a myriad of new bouquets and flavors. cincinnati's best wineries

If you have a group of clients coming into the Cincinnati area, or just need to add some pep to the step of your employees, a group winery tour will be just the thing to close the deal or improve morale.

A wine tour should be done at your own pace, whether you wish to make it one stop, a series of stops, or an all day affair.

No matter what your plan, make sure that you have a large enough vehicle and a knowledgeable driver so that you can sit back in comfort as you conduct your wine tour. You don’t want to have to worry about how tasteful your trip is.

We have put together a list of some of the Cincinnati area’s best wineries and vineyards to consider for your trip.

Meier’s Wine Cellars 

As the oldest and largest wine producer in Ohio, this is a great place to start your wine tasting adventure. This is a wonderful way to get a really broad selection of flavors and styles, running the gamut from sweet and dessert wines, to sparkling wines and even to ciders.

Their tasting room includes over 40 wine varieties, making sure that you will find something to your liking.

Combining the rustic feeling of their beginnings during the 1800’s with a modern efficiency and professionalism, you are not going to be disappointed when you stop by and take a taste.

They are located in the heart of Silverton, Ohio and only 10 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.

Henke Winery

This family-inspired and run winery is a fairly new addition to the wine circuit, with its beginnings sparked in 1973, but not fully established until 1996.

Having recognition and medals in international wine competitions; as well as, being voted the best wine shop locally in Cincinnati, this is an excellent choice.

All wines are made in their cellar, and they pride themselves on the hard work put into each every, award winning bottle.

If you are in the mood for something truly inclusive, they offer a full banquet menu for any events to make your tasting experience one that you will never forget.

They are located at 3077 Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Burnet Ridge Winery 

Established in 1993, the founder and creator grew up in Northern Kentucky making wine for himself, his friends and family. With humble beginnings, this winery has wonderful choices to give you that down home charm and flavor.

Some of the unique blends and flavors include apple and pear aged in oak barrels, a delicious Pinot Gris and many deep, ruby red and delicious, heady wines.

This is a tremendous opportunity to really enjoy locally produced and brilliantly crafted wines that each hold their own and unique charm.

Burnet is located at 6721 Richard Avenue in North College Hill, Ohio 45224.

Mio Vino 

This micro-winery is a terrific local choice, with access to more than 100 wines from 13 countries, they are a fabulous stop for anyone with worldly tastes.

All of their wines are available for tasting on a daily basis and they insist on you finding your individual palate and then drinking by the glass in comfort.

Additionally, they offer the opportunity to craft your very own wine selection and unique label.

With whites, reds and blended fruit wines at your disposal, offered by the taste, by the glass or by the bottle, this is a perfect way to not only enjoy your wine tasting experience, but truly find out about your appreciation and even develop something unique for yourself at the end of the day.

They are located at 7908 Blue Ash Road in Deer Park, Ohio 45236.

Vinoklet Winery 

One of the most well-known and appreciated wineries in Ohio, and winner of “Best Ohio Wine 2012”, this is a must stop for any wine taster.

With amazing selections of red and white award-winning wines, their unique selections provide incredible blends that both reflect their dedication to their craft and the distinct feel of Ohio in every taste.

They also have their very own restaurant that creates a fun atmosphere with you seated at the grill table itself, enjoying the sights and smells of your food preparation up until consumption.

Washing down a terrific and freshly prepared meal with one or more bottles of some of their delicious wines is definitely time well spent.

They are located at 11069 Colerain Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio 45252.

If you haven’t already planned to have some clients in town this summer, maybe you should call them up and make a wine tour on the itinerary. This list of wineries should give you some great ideas on where to head to really enjoy the summer season and some relaxation, as well as some time to get to know the people who make your business possible.

Each of them offers something different, but all offer quality. Remember to take care of yourself with a car and driver, so you can enjoy care free.