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 Enjoy our hand-crafted wines from the best available juices in Italy, Chile and California.
We welcome you to bring your own food to pair with our wines. However, we frequently have food trucks preparing their individual specialties and  Michael’s Pizzeria (740) 323-2080 in Jacksontown does deliver to us.
Looking for unique and different place to have a wedding, book or wine club meeting?  You will find our scenic location in Southeast Licking County a great place to relax with your friends.
Hope to see you soon in the tasting room.
Jim Young, Vintner/Owner

Up Coming Events

IMG_20160519_091231455The long anticipated opening is finally here.
It has been a long winter and I know many of you have missed being able to use the official Sand Hollow Winery IMG_20160519_091244862_HDRouthouse. It is once again fully functional along with the shower on the backside.  Unless you want to air dry please bring your own shower towel.  As in the past we will be supplying a Sears catalog or other suitable paper products for your convenience. We considered having a water closet attendant like they do in Italy, but couldn’t find a volunteer that didn’t expect to keep the tips. Maybe next year.

Yoga and a Wine Chaser!
Don’t delay reserve a spot for one or all of the next yoga classes on Saturday, May 21, June 11 and July 16 at 12:30 p.m. Katie Gilbert, a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor, will take beginners and intermediates through 60 minutes of vinyasa flow. Focusing on breathing, staying present and stretching your body and mind. You will walk away with a sense of peace and relaxation and ready for a glass of wine! Bring your own mat, an open mind, and a thirst for wine.
$15 fee includes 60-minute yoga class and a glass of wine.
Limited space available. Email your reservation to and put Yoga in the subject line. Please pay at the door.

“Girls Night Out” Last Wednesday’s of the month is back starting May 25th
Jim and Cindy will be showing off their new hats they bought in Italy!

Poppy’s Roadside Dinner winery schedule: May 27, June 3, 4, 17 and 24.
If you haven’t had Poppy’s comfort food you are missing something wonderful. If you have, you need to experience it again. He has new items this year to compliment his fair fries, fresh potato chips.  His always popular chicken or corn beef Reuben is back along with a new pastrami version. If you have a sweet tooth the ever changing cheesecake always compliments our wines! Check Poppy’s full menu online.

Winery hours changed.
Sorry forgot to tell you my mood changed along with the winery hours last Thursday, May 5th
The winery is now operating under spring, summer and fall hours. However, if you are in the area on other days please call or stop in to see if I am hard at work and in need of a wine break.

We will be open Thursday and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. We will schedule your special events on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.

We are back from Italy.
Cindy and I traveled to Italy this past month and had a great time. The wine and food was great but no better than what we have right here in Licking County!  Our guest bartenders Doug, Keith, Tim and Sandy did a fabulous job holding down the fort while we were gone.  Further good news the guest bartenders assured me nothing free was given away, tips did not fund the shoeless children fund nor were there any outstanding tabs for customers! Cindy and I are looking forward to sharing our Italy experience with all of you soon.

Live – Music Police I’m Playing You!
Update: I have had 4 phone calls, 8 emails and two letters from BMI since the posting below.
Nate Donchez with BMI said he was coming to the winery the week of May 16th to resolve my illegal usage of copy righted music. I did request to see the illegal activities that I  had supposedly done. But nothing has been provided at this point. No surprise because I haven’t. If you are at the winery when Nate and his gang come please give them a warm welcome! BMI also wants to negotiate a lower charge for their services. They said it was unfortunate that the $1,500 invoice was sent out.  BMI has taken bullying and harassing to a new level. I want to believe the artist they represent would find these tactics less than acceptable.

[Here is my original post] During the past year the music licensing agency BMI has been harassing wineries relentlessly to pay them an exorbitant fee to have live music at their venues. The $1,500 fee they requested is not something many of us can afford or justify. BMI is using a software program to scan website for key words like Live Music, Bands and Playing to name a few.  Just for kicks and grins I have added those key words to this posting  to see how long it is before they contact me. Here is my disclosure, “I do not allow artist that play cover songs/licensed music at the winery. Yes I believe music artist need to be paid for their art.” I will report back how long it takes and the bullying response that I will get!

Wine Only!
Please respect our need to follow state law regarding consuming other types of alcohol at Sand Hollow Winery.
You can try hiding it in a red solo cup. But really, how many of those do you see at a winery! All that it takes is one customer seeing the illegal consumption. Who tells a bar owner that files an anonymous complaint. Then we have to explain that red solo cup to the State of Ohio, Division of Liquor! Thanks for understanding.

Looking for a place for your group to meet?
If you are looking for a fun place to hold your next get together for friends, family or coworkers, consider renting the Sand Hollow Winery tasting room. Give us a call for details 740-323-3959.

Tasting Room Hours
Hours change by season, weather conditions and my mood. 
Spring, Summer and Fall: Thursday and Friday – 5pm to 9pm    Saturday – 2pm to 9pm
Winter: Friday – 5pm to 9pm    Saturday – 2pm to 9pm

Open by appointment:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  Closed Sunday
If in doubt please call (740) 323-3959 or (740) 404 8971 to confirm.
Tasting Room and Lake View Room available during week for private parties.    

Sand Hollow Winery,   12558 Sand Hollow Rd., Heath, Ohio    43056,     (740) 323 3959