The Gateway Place is a unique wine store which carries the most extensive selection of wines from Ohio wineries in the country. It is located in Wilmot, Ohio, on Route 62, on a picturesque hill, in the largest Amish community in the world. We are just up the hill from The Amish Door Restaurant. The Gateway Place is in a gorgeous Victorian home and matching barn from the 1800's. Currently, we sell wines from over 50 Ohio wineries, many of which are famous for their International award winners.
The Gateway Place offers wine samplings Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 Am until 6:00, or until the last customer leaves. We also carry local Amish cheeses and trail meats, as well as seasonal garden fresh fruits, produce and homemade baked goods, all of which are sold at our store by a local Amish family. These items are mainly available during the summer and fall months.
In addition to our large selection of wines, we also carry a wide assortment of Amish-made wooden toys, art, and gifts made by local artisans. Additionally, we have a vast array of antiques, located inside the large barn on our property.
The Gateway Place is owned and operated by Nancy Grimes and John Switzer. They purchased The Gateway Place in 2003 from its former owners, who ran it mainly as a gift shop. Nancy and John, both longtime wine lovers, had talked for years of opening a unique wine store, which would carry some of their personal favorites, and which would showcase wines from many of the Ohio wineries they had visited together over the years. Nancy, a former elementary school teacher, and John, who had a background in the sales industry, finally decided to make their dreams a reality when they found out that The Gateway Place was for sale. Since opening their store, they have aimed to make The Gateway Place a warm and inviting place for customers to stop in and relax, while learning about many of the award-winning, unique and hard-to-find wines offered at The Gateway Place.
Come and enjoy some samples of Ohio's best wines while sitting outside on our 3 acre property in our new Wine Garden, or at our picnic tables, while overlooking the beautiful views of Amish country. While traveling up the hill from Wilmot, you can't miss our buttercup yellow barn with the beautiful purple and red barn art, depicting the State of Ohio. Tour buses are welcome by appointment, as are larger groups (up to 40 people) for after hours wine
Winter Hours: Open, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 5
Closed, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday
The Gateway Place
14875 US Route 62
Wilmot, Ohio 44689
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