Winding Down in Wayne County

Submitted by WCCVB on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 1:58pm
Friends gather at Lincoln Way Vineyards in Wooster

Are you looking to spend time relaxing in Amish Country? How about a peaceful afternoon under the shade of a tree, sipping a glass of locally made wine, enjoying Amish made cheese and listening to the clip-clop of buggies traveling down the lane? We thought that sounded pretty good too.

Here is a list of local Wayne County Wineries where they recommend that you bring along snack picnic items to enjoy with the consumption of their unique locally made wines. They are situated in the beautiful Wayne County rural farmlands, most offering both inside and outside seating.

Bent Ladder Cider & Wine, Doylestown, Ohio

Cider and Wine? I knew that would get your attention. Situated on the grounds of the Rittman Orchards they specialize in hand-crafted hard ciders straight from the tap in their tasting room. They offer samples, glasses, flights, as well as howlers and growlers to take home. Please consume all brought in picnics in the garden area. Snacks like hummus and cheese plates are available in their tab room.

Blue Barn Winery, Wooster, Ohio

Located in a restored historic 19c barn on a beautiful horse farm. Sit along the banks of the artesian-fed trout pond and enjoy Rock-n-Roll oldies bands most weekends during the season. Visit them online for schedules and special events.

Lincoln Way Vineyards, Wooster, Ohio

The newest addition to our Wayne County Winery Family is located along the historic Lincoln Highway. They invite you to visit them to find your own wine time. No fancy wine names, just pick the time that is right for you. Be sure to try a sangria wine slush!

Silver Run Vineyard & Winery, Doylestown, Ohio

A family-owned boutique winery located in historic Doylestown in the northeast portion of Wayne County. You are welcome to cozy up next to the indoor fireplace during the winter or enjoy views of the beautiful farm vistas from their covered back porch.

Troutman Vineyards & Winery, Wooster, Ohio

Troutman’s invite you to taste their home-grown wine in the shade of their backyard. Feed the goats and take a stroll through the vineyards. Learn about the winemaking process and taste how the climate puts its unique stamp on their wines.

A winery not what you are looking for? Did I mention we have a brewery housed in an historic buggy barn in Downtown Wooster? Or a distillery in an original brick icehouse just a block away?

JAFB Wooster Brewery, Downtown Wooster, Ohio

Offering about 16 fresh beers on tap that rotate frequently and differ seasonally.

They do not have a kitchen and welcome guests to BYOF (bring your own food.) Why not take some to go? They fill growlers, howlers and crowlers (32 oz. cans) with any of their beers.

Minglewood Distilling Company, Downtown Wooster, Ohio

Wayne County’s only distillery! Enjoy a tasting of their spirits, purchase a bottle to take home or take a tour. Vodka, Bourbon and more all made from local grain.

Looking for places to pick up some quick picnic items for your day in Amish Country? We’ve got that

covered too. You may want to dust off your picnic basket or cooler, and pack some paper plates, napkins, silverware and maybe a blanket or tablecloth.

East Union Bulk Food Store & Deli, Orrville, Ohio

One of the original traditional bulk food stores in the area. Full deli with meats and cheeses, crackers, breads, fresh Amish baked goods, dried fruit, nuts, pickled items and fresh produce.

Local Roots Market and Café, Downtown Wooster, Ohio

A year-round market featuring all-Ohio products including locally grown foods including, hummus, cheeses, jerky, jellies, baked goods, artesian breads, salads and spreads.

Marshallville Packing Co., Inc.  Marshallville, Ohio

One of Ohio’s largest meat markets featuring a complete line of old-world sausages and smoked meats and cheeses. This is where your cooler will come in handy.

The Oak Cupboard in the Barn Restaurant Complex, Smithville, Ohio

A delicious selection of bulk food items, nuts, candy and hand dipped ice cream await you in this old-fashioned general store.

Shisler’s Cheese House

A Wayne County tradition! A great place to shop for meats, cheeses, trail mixes, chocolates and Amish baked goods. Be sure to stop in and tell Rita and her friendly staff hello.

Too much to do in just one day? Thinking of spending the night? No problem. Visit us online at or call our office at 800-362-6474 and we’ll be glad to make suggestions of great accommodations including hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins and campgrounds.