Located in Hanover Twp., Hanover Winery affords a park-like setting with a pond, mature trees and beautiful sunsets. Guests can enjoy wine by the glass or purchase a bottle to drink during the festival. Wine frappes (slushies), house-made Sangria, soda and bottled water will also be available. There will be live entertainment and food vendors on site. Last spring, a new pavilion was added for the performers. (There will be no wine tastings during the event.)
“Locally, it’s also exciting that Hamilton is growing like it is, and that we can be more involved with everything that’s going on in our own area. We’re located between Hamilton and Oxford,” said Elizabeth McDonald.
On Friday, Angela Combs and Harold will perform at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Misterman and the Mojo Band will take the stage at 3:30 p.m. Thunderbay Band will perform at 7 p.m.
Best Thing Smokin’, The Italian Truck, J. Damon’s Wood Fired Pizza, The Dawghouse and Hamilton! Just Desserts will be available on Friday. On Saturday, food vendors will include The Italian Truck, J. Damon’s Wood Fired Pizza, The Dawghouse, Hamilton! Just Desserts and MamaBear’s Mac. Last year, close to 1,000 guests attended the two-day event.
Hanover Winery offers more than 27 award-winning wines from dry to sweet dessert wines, including many wines that have earned International wine-competition Double Gold, Gold and Silver medals.
“Dammit Annie!” is one of Hanover Winery’s most popular wines, a berry blend sweet enough for dessert. The wine was named after the McDonald’s youngest Labrador retriever, Annie. Mason’s Red (named after the McDonald’s Chocolate Lab, Mason) is one of the new releases as well as the custom SchutzenApfel (approved by the Schutzenfest Kolping Society,) which is mostly a Riesling with a little bit of apple blended in.
The award-winning Hanover Winery wines are also featured in area retail locations, including Kroger’s, Jungle Jim’s International Market, Noonan’s and many more. The winery has also expanded to offer wines at retailers in Dayton, Columbus and other nearby markets. A list of retailers is available at www.hanoverwinery.com/our-wines/retail-locator.
WANT TO GO?
What: Hanover Winery Wine Festival
Where: Hanover Winery, 2165 Morman Road, Hanover Twp.
When: Festival hours are Friday, August 16, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 17, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Winery hours are 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. both days.
Cost: $5 entry, or a $15 pass, which includes entry, a commemorative wine glass and guest's choice of a glass of wine. Guests pay admission fee upon arrival to the event.
More info: www.hanoverwinery.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 21 and over event. Guests may bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Rain or shine. (No wine tastings during the festival.) No outside beverages. Parking is available on site.