COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio State Fair is mostly about agriculture and innovation. Sure, there are rides and fantastic food options to enjoy. Have you thought about the less obvious offerings, like Ohio-made wine? The Ohio Grape Industries is set up at the Taste of Ohio building and ready for you to take a sip of some of the Buckeye state’s best vino.
A little-known fact is that the American wine industry began in Ohio during the 1820s along the Ohio River and in Cincinnati. That ended when disease destroyed the 3,000 acres of vineyard. Nearly a century later, the local wine business started growing again.