Nothing says vacation like spending a relaxing afternoon at an award-winning winery just down the street from the comforts of your vacation rental. You can do just that when you stop at Rockside Winery & Vineyards during your stay in the Hocking Hills. While you may not have expected to find a quality winery in the heart of Ohio, a visit here is an absolute must.
Wine Country in Ohio
At Rockside Winery & Vineyards, you will find delicious wines created from grapes grown right on their very own estate. Rockside also uses grapes grown all over the world, so you can taste a variety of wines, styles, and vintages. You can sip on wine that starts dry, finishes sweet, and is made from more than just grapes. Come experience why Ohio is the hidden gem when it comes to winemaking!
There is no better way to taste the delicious results of Rockside Winery & Vineyards than by stopping at their tasting room during the week. Rockside’s tasting room is open Tuesday through Sunday and you can taste sample pours of wine for just $1 each. There is no set flight you have to choose; instead, sample from any of the wines that are currently available. If you are joining friends and are not a wine drinker, you can choose from the local beer and whiskey menu. Sample beer and spirits or order a glass of your favorite drink. You will not go hungry either, as Rockside features small plate food items available at their tasting room, including pizza and more.
Special Events Every Week
Enjoy special events happening every week at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. These events include Happy Hour taking place every Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for some incredible food and drink specials. Saturdays is where all the fun is happening. Stop in for a free winery tour (with prior reservation) and stick around for live music starting at 5:00 PM.
Finding Rockside Winery & Vineyards
You can visit Rockside at 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd N, Lancaster, OH 43130 during your next Hocking Hills adventure. The tasting room is open Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. While Rockside Winery is a bit of a drive from our Hocking Hills rentals, it makes for a great day trip!
Things to Do Nearby
While spending time at Rockside Winery & Vineyards promises to be a palate-pleasing experience you won’t soon forget, Hocking Hills has much more to offer beyond the tasting room too. When you’re ready to expand your itinerary to include some incredible outdoor adventure, make some time to add these exciting stops to your list of must-do activities while you’re in town.
Enjoy Happy Trails Horseback Riding
There’s something special about the landscape that makes up the greater Hocking Hills area and when it comes to unique ways to browse the terrain, horseback is a thrill each and every time. Whether you’re a couple looking for an adventure or in town with family, this is a great option for visitors of all ages. Happy Trails Horseback Riding is located at 25851 Big Pine Road in Logan and is conveniently situated just two miles from Hocking Hills State Park. A one-hour trail ride begins at about $35 per person and instruction is given prior to hitting the trails. Once you’re helmeted up, follow behind your guide and learn more about the landscape that makes Hocking Hills so incredible. For more information on how to book a ride, be sure to call 740-380-6372.
Make Time to Visit Ash Cave
Hocking Hills is made up of amazing natural features and among these, Ash Cave stands out as one of the most impressive in the area. Located in Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave has earned its reputation as the largest of the Hocking Hills area caves and with that in mind, it’s no surprise that it’s a popular stop amongst locals and visitors alike. Come and admire this massive recess that links up with a number of state park trails to be followed once you’ve had your fill.
When you’re ready to take your Hocking Hills adventure from the ground to the air, head over to Hocking Hills Canopy Tours for an afternoon of zip lining that’s sure to inspire! Situated at 10714 Jackson Street in Rockbridge, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours provides an afternoon of fun as you make your way through a collection of zip lines that offer up spectacularly scenic views of the surrounding terrain. The facility is open daily between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm and questions about booking time can be answered by calling 740-385-9477. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours first opened in 2007 and has been providing the ultimate outdoor adventure experiences to locals and visitors ever since.
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