Holmes County
Holmes County in Amish country in central Ohio, south of Akron, is currently home to about 15 wineries. There is a wide assortment of grapes planted here, ranging from classic vitis vinifera such as Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as hybrids (Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc) and there are also numerous fruit wines produced here, from raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches and many more.

The wineries are family-owned and are quite small, serving wines out of their tasting rooms. Most of the wines are only sold there; these are inexpensive, fruit-forward wines that in most instances, are meant for consumption within their first two to three years. Pair these wines with salads, chicken or simple barbecued foods. (Wine/Appellations)