Our Ladies night events are held the second Thursday of the month. Event runs from 5pm until 8pm. Doors open at 4 pm to the public. We close at 9. We have a variety of vendors. We have a limited amount of space and we give priority to vendors who have been with us from the beginning. If you are interested in being a vendor the contact person is Holly Robinson and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Ladies Night are
All Sip and Paints are $35.00 and include all materials for the project and a glass of wine. Reservations are needed and prepayment is necessary. You can call or stop by the winery to pay/reserve space. Sip and Paint starts at 6 pm.
Checks can be mailed to:
Hartford Hill Winery
3864 Bushnell Campbell Rd
Fowler, Ohio 44418
We do rent our space for weddings/showers/parties before and
after business hours on the weekends.
We do not close to the public during regular business hours for
Our maximum seating inside for the entire space is 300 people.
To rent the space for a wedding during non business hours is
$500 and for wedding/reception is $1000, parties/showers
The price for wedding/reception is a 4 hour window with
additional set up and clean up of 2 hours.
If you have a reception of 125 or less there are options to rent
the fireplace room until 6:00-6:30 pm on a Friday or Saturday
night. Pricing includes space only.
You are responsible for set/up, take down and decorations.
If renting space during the non business hours you may have a
caterer bring in food.
The caterer is responsible for setting up (including arranging
and moving tables), plating and cleaning the food. If renter
brings food in without caterer it is still the responsibility of
renter to set up, plate and clean up.
Our kitchen is a prep kitchen only.
If renting space and using our food during business hours you
may not bring in outside food with exception of cake and/or
There is ABSOLUTELY no outside alcohol permitted on site. This is due to our licensure.
Options for alcohol:
OPTION 1: Set bottles out on table and replace as
OPTION 2: Bar tend and create a running tab. May or may not
BEVERAGES: soda, water, lemonade, ice tea, coffee priced as
There is an 18% gratuity included in alcohol and a 5% surcharge for using a credit card
If you are interested in a specific date you can call the winery and leave message for Randy and he will return your call.
For twenty-five years, Randy and Carolyn Wyand and their four children (Brandon, Alec, Camille, and Jake) have spent their family gatherings at Hartford Hill. “In a way, we built this winery as an excuse to continue spending time at the property.” says Randy. No stranger to start-up businesses, Randy’s been entrepreneurial since he was fifteen.
Carolyn adds, “We would like to see the winery be a place for people to gather with friends and family to create memories of their own. We also see it as a venue for events, lunches, dinners, weddings, showers, or small parties, but we’ll be evaluating how to make all of this blend together into a successful business.” When Carolyn isn’t at the winery, she’s an Occupational Therapist for the Mahoning County Educational Service Center.
While motoring around visiting wineries on their bikes in the Fall of 2013, the idea was hatched. The first of the two barns were moved to the location in April of 2014.
The Hartford Hill Winery was born in a barn… well… two barns actually. Joined together into an “L” shape, the barns produce a wide open feeling that would be hard to achieve any other way. The Wyand’s found a 4000 square foot, 19th century barn in Harrisburg, PA through a reclamation company. Each board and timber was tagged, disassembled, and loaded onto five, 18 wheel flatbeds and brought to its current location. While the barn was being moved, Randy Wyand happened across another smaller barn in Fowler, OH and decided to move it as well. The result is the 5500 square foot Hartford Hill Winery. Of course there were many challenges with a project of this size. “We poured a lot of concrete in 2014” laughs Randy, “But our biggest challenge that summer was the amount of rain we received. It wreaked havoc on the work schedule and our retaining wall construction”. Most of the natural stone used here were foundations from on-location buildings and the two barns. In fact, both the fireplace and the outdoor pizza hearth are made from foundation stones. Its hard to imagine a more beautiful setting for these two carefully repurposed structures.
When asked which wine was her favorite, Vintner Olivia Blank replied, “You know, I don’t really have a preference, I like them all”. As a sidebar, the Northeast is quite capable of growing many of the world’s popular varieties. Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, nearly all of the wine making grapes in the world are grafted onto American (v. labrusca) root stocks. The vines at Hartford hill are no exception. Currently, there are four different varieties planted on the hill; Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Merlot, and Chardonnay. Ample sunlight, good airflow, and a dormant (cold) period are all important to growing good wine grapes. In addition, different regions of the world have their own cultures when it comes to wine. Europe has deep traditional approaches to wine making while New Zealand, for example, is focused on modern agriculture and presentation styles. However, neither region has the larger social/serving rooms that are popular here. While many over seas vineyards have tasting rooms, they are usually very small and not at all what we have come to think of when someone says, “winery”. Olivia adds, “Personally, I am excited to be a part of the developing wine culture that is occurring right now in our area of the world, and I am especially proud to be associated with Hartford Hill.”