D & D Smith Winery is run by a family of four. We have all been a part of making wine for over a decade! In 2014 our boys Joe and Cori and their friend Dave helped with the Sangria wine you purchase today. They used all their own fruits and created a medium rose', fruity wine!
We have been in business since January 2008 and went through our 1st "crush season" in the fall of 2008. We have opened a winery to provide tastings, GREAT TIMES, private parties, indoor/outdoor seating, and foods.
In 2015 we started an addition to include another full basement, a pavilion, more bathrooms, and a new kitchen! Ok, it's just taking us awhile! We are still working toward the new kitchen serving brick oven pizza, pasta, and home made breads....hope to have ready summer 2019! The basement and pavilion are ready for our enjoyment and yours! The pavilion has had some extraordinary parties in it so far! We are very excited for this new opportunity with the different foods!
We've been making wines for over 30 years! During 2019 we will have 37 wines to choose including two wine slushies always ready to enjoy on premise! Check out our link above for a list of our wines. We also have available 2018's crop of Frontenac Gris and new in 2019 is ISWHATITIS and This N That (both sweet one a red and one a white). The Frontenac Gris is our only Estate wine we grow about a mile up the road. This grape is a hybrid the Ohio State University Extension office thought would be good for us to grow nearly 13 years ago and it's been a great tasting wine which did win an award in 2016 & 2018. Speaking of awards did you know we have 20 award winning wines? Yep! Apple Cinn was our first Double Gold Winner nearly 4 years ago and since then our Maple City, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Peach, Riesling, Hillbilly Watermelon, He Said She Said, Sangria, Due Vino Miscela, Frontenac Gris, Sangiovese, & Crooked House have been award winners! 2018's Double Gold winner is the Due Vino Miscela!
January 2019 We celebrated 11 Years in Business for D&D Smith Winery!
Coming from humble beginnings (picture is from the basement of our home the first year in operation) We strive to have great tasting wine with a quality finish! You can see this with our award winning wines such as Due Vino Miscela 2018 Double Gold Winner, He Said She Said which won a Gold in 2017, or Riesling which won a Double Gold in 2016, or even our Apple-Cinn which won a Double Gold in 2015!
The above pic is in the basement of our home around September 2008. We took a room, put locks on both doors (for our federals you know!), had 7 tanks of 600 liters each, a 6 prong bottle filler shown and a stand alone hand corker. That was the start of D and D Smith Winery!