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Breitenbach Wine Cellars
When you’re in the mood for wine in Amish Country, Ohio, you can’t miss a trip to Breitenbach Wine Cellars, located just on the outskirts of Sugarcreek. This popular local winery is located amongst the rolling countryside that Ohio’s Amish Country is famous for. Der Marktplatz is home to Breitenbach Wine Cellars and The Breitenbach Cafe, as well as a small gift shop for you to browse and take home souvenirs of your trip.
Not only is Breitenbach an impressive beauty, but the wines are pretty good, too! Known for their award-winning grape, fruit, berry, and Dandelion wines, all of the varieties are made on the premises. Guests are invited to enjoy a winery tour annually during the Dandelion May Fest.
934 Old Route 39 NW,
Dover, OH 44622
Monday - Saturday: 9am-6pm
Monday - Saturday: 11am-3pm
A brief history
It was 1980 when winemaker and owner Duke Bixler opened Breitenbach Wine Cellars. When the winery opened, it produced roughly 1,500 gallons of grape and fruit wines. Today, it produces more than 40 varieties of grape and fruit wines, which is more than 150,000 gallons each year! It’s no surprise that it is one of the most popular wine destinations in Ohio’s Amish Country.
In German, Breitenbach means “bright or broad stream,” and is also the name of the stream that runs through the winery grounds. Over the years, Duke and his wife Cynthia, along with their daughters Anita and Jennifer, have kept the quality of Breitenbach alive.
Each year, Breitenbach hosts a Dandelion Festival the first weekend in May. The festival celebrates the arrival of yellow dandelions to the hillside and the subsequent harvest for Breitenbach’s famous Dandelion Wine. The festival includes wine samplings, cellar tours, a 5K run, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food, and lots of fun!
Vendors showcase dandelion products during the festival, with anything from soap and pottery to handmade jewelry and crafts. Dandelion foods are available, including dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy, dandelion lasagna, and dandelion sangria.
When it comes to beautiful event venues, The Toolshed at Breitenbach is hard to beat. Set on a hilltop overlooking the vineyard, the Toolshed is the perfect venue for weddings, parties, corporate gatherings, and reunions. The venue can accommodate up to 350 guests, making it an ideal choice for those looking to host an Amish Country event.
Located in the heart of the Breitenbach Estate, the 1890 Breitenbach Guesthouse awaits. If you’re looking for lodging in Ohio’s Amish Country, The Guesthouse is a wonderful choice. Hidden away amongst the trees, the Guesthouse sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms. The accommodation also boasts 4.5 baths, so you’ll never be fighting over whose turn it is to shower.
Each room in the Guesthouse features upscale furnishings with Amish Country bedding, making it the perfect cozy retreat for your next trip to the Sugarcreek, Ohio area.
The Cafe and Retail Store
Looking for a unique dining option in Amish Country? Look no further than The Breitenbach Cafe! Conveniently located adjacent to the winery, pull up a chair and enjoy a wood-fired pizza while you take in the view. Seating is available inside and out, with many relaxing views no matter where you’re sitting. Monday through Saturday, the Cafe is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The full cafe menu is available Monday through Friday, while on Saturdays we only offer our house-made wood-fired pizzas.
If you were hoping to do a little shopping on your trip to Ohio’s Amish Country, our retail store offers a selection of goods that can’t be beat. Pick up a few bottles of wine, or perhaps a decorative souvenir to remind you of your trip to Breitenbach Winery! You won’t want to miss a stop in the shop before you head home.