promo 2015 020editWe now have two location. The original winery at 12558 Sand Hollow Rd located in the middle of 83 acres. The other is an authentic speakeasy in downtown Newark at 57 S. 3rd St. Take a step back in time to prohibition. You will need a password to gain entry, see below. We offer our special flat bread pizzas at both locations.

Enjoy our hand-crafted wines made with 100% Old World-style juices from Italy, Chile and America. Our Wines range from full body to sweet, all with a bountiful bouquet and unrivaled New World-style drink-ability.

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 or our speakeasy a great place to relax with your friends.
Hope to see you soon in the tasting room.
Jim Young, Vintner/Owner
Future Valentines Day Warning!
This memo is for all winery customers, significant others, to be aware for future Valentine Days. It is suggested that you do not forward this newsletter into the social media world do to the obvious fall out for us slackers.
This past Valentine Day a young man (for his own protection will remain nameless to protect from unwanted marriage proposals and hate mail) contacted me about reserving the winery to celebrate with his wife. I told him we were closed. He respond, “I know, I want to surprise my wife with something special.” (I quickly assessed my own personal plans with Cindy…none… better up my game.)
As you can see from the photo they are a lovely couple that has put undo pressure on us all. No Cindy I’m not reserving a Tuscany vineyard for next year.
Trip Advisor Website rates Sand Hollow Winery!
This past week a couple from out of town came to visit the winery. As usual I asked them how they heard about us. Typical answers are; customer recommendation, road sign or a google search pop up. They found us on looking for places in the area to go and the winery came up as third recommended site to visit. That was nice but I wanted to know who was one and two! He pulled up the site on his phone to show me. Well….there is little chance the winery is going to surpass one and two anytime soon. Considering they both have been around for quite sometime. Let me add I’m OK with being ranked behind them.
Guess which building under major renovations?
That is correct one of these buildings will have major renovations done to it. By the end of the month you will be able to see Sand Hollow Speakeasy and the iconic Lil Bear grocery store like you have never imagined. These changes have been a long time in coming and will bring a new look and possibilities for both. As progress proceeds we  will share photos with you. Exciting times in downtown Newark.
Speakeasy new password is “Maryland”
The last password was “temperance”. Two big groups in support of Prohibition were the ‘Women’s Christian Temperance Union’ and Anti Saloon League. These groups were fundamental in raising support for Prohibition from their creations. The ‘Women’s Christian Temperance Union’ in 1873 and the ‘Anti-Saloon League’ in 1893. They published numerous cartoons, posters and leaflets across the country.
When coming to the speakeasy go to the door that has “Mr. Speaks Office” knock and give the current password “Maryland” when the peek door opens.
Live Music Friday’s with Greg Greyson!
Greg Greyson Hartz, professionally known as JazzHat is now performing under his own name.  Greg Greyson will continue to share the same unique blend of soft rock that has entertained audiences from Chicago to Nashville.  We caught up with Greyson in the studio and he had this to say,
“I’ve had a lot of fun with the JazzHat persona.  But I think for some it was a barrier to the music, expecting me to play straight up jazz (which I don’t).  Performing as Greg Greyson will let me connect more directly with my audience”.
Greyson plays original music straight from the heart and captures powerful emotional experiences we all share.”  Stop by The Speakeasy Friday 7-9:30 pm to hear Greyson and enjoy a glass of Sand Hollow’s finest!
Flat Bread Pizza Available At Speakeasy
Our 5 Cheese flat bread pizzas includes romano, provolone, mozzarella, asiago and shaved parmesan with special blended tomato sauce from California and world class spicy pepperoni, banana peppers, mushrooms and olives for possible toppings.
Friday Nights Are Game Night at Speakeasy
Yes it is true Cindy’s Chutes and Ladders has taken a back seat to the Klein’s drinking version of Jenga and the Hollis’s Cards Against Humanity! If you have a favorite game to play bring it in. Warning: Clothes must remain on for all games played during open hours.
Party Rooms Available In Future Brothel
Looking for a relaxed place to have your group gather during the holiday season? Mr. Speaks has finished his interviews for the new brothel called Ginger Bread Row. Rooms available for rent are Peggy’s Parlor, Cynthia’s Sins, Pampering Pam and Sofia’s Sofa.  For a limited time these rooms and catering are available for as little as $50 (catering is extra!). Call Ken to reserve a room today 740-405-2534 or Mr. Speaks at 740-404-8971.
Mr. Speaks is going to be available at 5 pm Thursday, Friday and  Saturday
Remember the Speakeasy is located directly across the street from the historic jail at 57 S. 3rd St.. Knock a SOS on the solid black door with a peep hole and enter.  If it is locked please look inconspicuous while waiting for someone to open the door. When asked the password respond “temperance.” BTW if the outside light is not on. Mr. Speaks has received word from his informants that it is not safe to partake in any activities. If you are coming from out of town text Mr. Speaks at 740 404 8971 for the password. Wait for his text response before proceeding to the Sand Hollow Speakeasy.


Yoga, Wine & Bit of the Irish Cheer
You and your friends are invited to attend the next Yoga with a Wine Chaser on Saturday March 10th at 12:30pm. For $15 come try a 60 minute vinyasa flow yoga class and a glass of wine. Clear your mind and body as we prepare for spring. Join Katie Gilbert, a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor with your own mat, an open mind, and a thirst for wine. The class is suitable for beginners to advance. For availability contact Katie at
Winter Hours now in effect!
Hours at the Winery on Sand Hollow are Saturday’s noon to 7pm if weather permits! Please call 740 323 3959 to double check that Jim hasn’t frozen on his tractor plowing the driveway. Hmm that could be problematic since he is the one who answers the phone, try any way! If you have a group that would like to schedule an event during the week please give Jim a call at 740 323 3959 to work out the details.
Flat Bread Pizza Available At Winery
Try our 5 Cheese flat bread pizzas cooked in our new stone pizza oven. Our flat bread pizzas include romano, provolone, mozzarella, asiago and shaved parmesan cheeses with a special blended tomato sauce from California and world class spicy pepperoni, banana peppers, mushrooms and olives for possible toppings. Exclusively at the winery on Sand Hollow you can also find ‘Pearl Valley cheese” to take home or enjoy with crackers during your visit.


The first “Speakeasy Murder Mystery” July 14th, 2017 memories. Each guest had a specific character to portray and did they play it well! Telling the truth was optional, lying, cheating, steeling and sleeping around was the practice for the evening. The speakeasy of days gone bye would have been proud of our attention to details.  We are planning the next speakeasy murder check back for dates and details.

By the Way

Did You See the August Issue of the Ohio Magazine?
In the August issue Sand Hollow Winery and Speakeasy had a feature article that made us look like we know what we are doing. If the article wasn’t enough great press the Editor’s Note was even better! They are one of the biggest paid subscription travel  magazines with 52,424 subscriber base and a total readership of 358,000, thank you Ohio Magazine!!!!

Check your Pockets
Before leaving, check your pockets and bags for our logo glasses. Recently we have caught a few trying to escape when the merchandise alarms went off. The alarms are loud and annoy our neighbors, guests and wildlife. Please help us keep the peace and serenity and rogue glasses here. Warning to Employees & Guest – Excessive frisking is not encouraged or condoned! Thank you Sand Hollow Winery Management
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.
Live – Music Police I’m Playing You
Latest BMI Update: This might be coincidental BUT after Evolution played and I posted the “Cease and Desist” letter in this newsletter last week the winery website was hacked. Google flagged it as a potential malware site that would be dangerous to open up. Unfortunately, it was necessary to hire a third party to clean my website of malware but I am back up and in the good gracious with Google. However, when inquiring if the site could have been compromised by a disgruntle person like my friends at BMI they said absolutely. If they can hack into the FBI, Hillary’ server and the White House they can surely get into a winery website. Hmmm probably should not have mentioned all of those sites now I’m on their watch list! Coincidentally the BMI letters and phone calls have stopped. That may change after this posting.
To see the previous “Music Police” post go to newsletter archives above.
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.

Hours change by season, weather conditions and my mood. 

Speakeasy Hours:
Thurs, Friday and Saturday 5pm  to 9 pm or later if a raid is not expected! Closed Sunday & Monday, Tues and Wed
Text 740-404-8971 for secret number & availability.
Rooms available for groups any day.
Winery on Sand Hollow:
Winter Hours: Saturday – Noon to 7pm
Spring, Summer and Fall Hours: Friday – 4pm to 8pm    Saturday – Noon to 8 pm
Open by appointment:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  Closed Sunday
If in doubt please call (740) 323-3959 or (740) 404 8971 to confirm.
Tasting Room and Private Tasting Room available during week for private parties.


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