YOLO Winery to open in new location this spring

YOLO Winery to open in new location this spring

“My husband, Chad, and I have been making wines and taking different hands-on wine classes over the past few years. We love creating new blends of wine to have family and friends try. We kept hearing ‘the two of you should open your own winery.’ I guess it finally sank in,” Wendy Guilliams said about the new winery, YOLO, they will open in the spring.

The couple purchased the YOLO Winery that was located in Dover and will relocate it to 16286 state Route 93 with a planned grand opening of April 1-3. Real McCoy BBQ will be there, and several drawings will be held. The winery will not have food, but different food trucks will be available each weekend.

Guilliams said they will keep the most popular YOLO wines and add their own wines. “We personally prefer dry, white wines, but two of the wines we will be offering is a peanut butter and jelly sweet wine and a jalapeno semi-sweet wine. We are in the approval process for new wines and are hoping to have that done by opening weekend.”

Guilliams said they also are in the process of getting the needed permits to sell their wines online and to ship wine around Ohio. The winery does have a Facebook page and also a website, yolowinery.com, where updates can be found.

“I have worked with Michael White at the Yellow Butterfly Winery for the past four years. He has taught me so much and has been a huge help throughout this whole long process,” Guilliams said. “We couldn’t have made this happen without all of his help.”