Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina, about an hour north of Charlotte, is an elegant winery situated on 72 acres with award-winning wines that will please any taste.  Owned by famed Nascar team owner Richard Childress, this is the largest winery in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley wine-growing region.

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Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard in Rootstown, Ohio is one of those wineries that’s just fun to visit. On a beautiful sunny Ohio day we hopped on the motorcycle and journeyed to the countryside.  A quaint boutique winery with a relaxed atmosphere and a friendly staff all add up for an enjoyable afternoon.  But, lets talk about their wines too!

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Ohio has approximately 250 wineries scattered throughout the state. Today, I’m visiting two on the Lake Erie Shores & Island Wine Trail, Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard and D & D Smith Winery.  I have visited quite a few wineries in Ohio, but this was my first visit to both of these.

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Thorncreek Winery & Gardens in Aurora, Ohio has definitely made quite a transformation since its change of ownership over 10 years ago. Thorncreek Winery is the vision of David Thorn (DTR Associates) and was redesigned inside and out.

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The Welshfield Inn in Troy Township, Ohio is a beautiful colonial style restaurant situated on 19 acres in the Ohio countryside. I’ll describe this as casual fine dining with country charm. The Inn has fantastic food and an impressive history.

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