ThornCreek Winery & Gardens

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155 Treat Rd
Aurora, OH 44202
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Canal Country Wine Trail

Portage County


Our Roots

ThornCreek Winery & Gardens, nestled among seven acres of lush nationally recognized garden rooms provides a casually elegant setting for a gathering of friends to enjoy our live entertainment, take part in the many unique in-house events that we host or simply to view the amazing sunsets that blanket our skies. 

 In 2005, David Thorn purchased the seven-acre property.  During his initial visit he imagined the “ThornCreek Experience” that has become our business “tag line” and the driving force for all of our business decisions and financial investments into the facility. During a full year of renovations, the interior spaces were reworked and designed into a casually elegant European style tasting room and the lower level aging cellar transformed into a multi-functional production area for making all of our award-winning varietals and a very unique “lounge underground” for special events and nightly business. The grounds were transformed into lush gardens, patio spaces, lawn areas and an organic re-claimed culinary garden that is used to enhance the seasonal, fresh offerings that can be found on the ThornCreek Winery full menu.

ThornCreek’s unique interior spaces and garden rooms provides the perfect backdrop for up to 300 guests for full ceremony and cocktail wedding receptions, corporate functions, and any special event you can dream up. 

Don’t miss sampling our organic seasonally inspired menu that is created to pair perfectly with our eleven (soon to be twelve) varietals.

Our Wines

Our wines are as unique and distinctive as the winery itself. From Aurora Cream White – a regional table wine that has quite a dedicated following to our award- winning Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve – a barrel select for the most avid wine drinker, our wine list is sure to please each and every winery visitor. Our goal at ThornCreek is to provide the highest quality wine possible. Our unique approach to winemaking in Ohio is to source premium produce from various locations throughout the country that are best known for the distinct personality of each varietal that we offer. Our partners are selected for their high standards of grape growing including the soil type, rootstock, field exposure and farming practices. Understanding these qualities help to explain how the same varietal can be characteristically different from fields that are in the same general proximity and also helps us select the right partner for each varietal that we offer. Our boutique winery model is designed so that our wines are limited and can only be purchased in a few select locations with the primary sales source being from ThornCreek Winery.

Check out our website to see a video tour of our beautiful facility and grounds:

Closed Monday. Wednesday-
Thursday: 4pm-9pm
Friday-Saturday: Noon-11pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm

Live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Varietals: Aurora Cream White Riesling Pinot Grigio Chardonnay Lakeside Blush Aurora Cream Red Pinot Noir Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Owner’s Blend (coming early 2019)