Brandeberry Winery was founded in 2009 by the late Jim Brandeberry, former Dean of Engineering at Wright State University. With a long history of making award winning amateur wines, Jim decided to open a winery after he retired from Wright State University. As a college professor, Jim was a teacher at heart and loved to teach people about grapes, wine making, and wine tasting. The winery has a long history of supporting the community through various fundraisers. One cause near and dear to our hearts is the Clark County SPCA. Our annual Dogtoberfest fundraiser provides support to the SPCA.
The winery is located between Dayton and Springfield on 10 acres of hilly glacial moraine, close to John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge and Glen Helen Nature Preserve. A small vineyard initially grew Vidal, Cayuga and Seyval grapes. However, our vineyard was wiped out due to the Polar Vortex where the grapes sustained extended temperatures of 30 degrees below zero. The vineyard is currently in the process of being replanted. We look forward to producing estate wines again in the near future.
We have a wine for every palate. The current wine varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Vidal, Riesling, LaCresent, Cayuga, Seyval, Moscato, Cranberry, Raspberry, and Blackberry. Pinot, Chardonnay, and Blueberry will be coming soon. Fruit wine is one of our specialties. Brandeberry Winery has snagged the award for Best Fruit Wine at the Ohio Wine Competition on several occasions for both its Blackberry and Black Dog wines. All wines are handmade on site in small batches utilizing methods from the winery's founder, fondly remembered as the Lil' Olde Winemaker.
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