When you think of amazing stateside wine destinations, your mind probably goes to California, the Finger Lakes or Oregon. But would you believe us if we told you to book a trip to—wait for it—Ohio?
Yep, the Buckeye State is this year’s number one destination for wine, according to data pulled by RewardExpert. More specifically, Coshocton (a city east of Columbus) is where you should head if you consider yourself an oenophile. It’s home to Heritage Vineyard Winery, the most highly rated winery in the survey. What’s more, the surrounding area is home to nine wineries total (about 1.4 wineries per 10,000 residents), and the average wine rating is 98 out of 100. We’re sold.
Rounding out the remaining top five spots were Easton, Maryland; Kingston, New York; Riverhead, New York; and Sacramento, California.
We can envision it now: a glass of red, a porch swing and a vineyard view. Ohio is the heartland, after all…you know, if your heart longs for glou-glou.