in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here. & Cask 307, my mom & I had the opportunity to visit Cask 307 winery in Madison, Ohio for their 2021 Harvest Dinner and we had such an amazing time! Cask 307 opened in 2019 & is considered the gateway to the Grand River Valley wine region. the experts here are excited to educate visitors on other wineries to visit, grapes that grow in the valley & things to do in the area.
walking into the winery, I was blown away by how open & airy the space was, with tons of natural light. it’s the perfect spot to relax & catch up with friends & family! in addition to wine, their deli offers snacks like charcuterie boards, flatbreads & sandwiches.
dinner included five delicious courses (by J&J Catering) & was accompanied by OPUS 216, a classically-trained strings ensemble. we were seated right in front of the live music! their performance was beautiful & they even switched up the type of music for each course. luckily, they’ll be back for the holidays. learn more on Cask 307's events page.
to drink, I had the rosé of pinot grigio & loved it! it was a dry but light-bodied wine. my mom tried the bourbon chardonnay. the wine was aged for nine months in Red Eagle Distillery bourbon barrels & had hints of vanilla & honey. she was really happy with her choice too!
Red Eagle Distillery is only about ten minutes down the road from Cask 307 & has been distilling spirits since 2012, such as vodka, rye & Ohio bourbon. I'm excited to check it out next time I visit!
our dinner included:
first course: gazpacho soup (my mom loves gazpacho soup so she was super excited to see it was on the menu)
second course: roasted grape & goat cheese crostini
third course: lemon-parmesan-garlic asparagus (my favorite course of the night)
fourth course: pork tenderloin with Dijon-tarragon white wine sauce & smashed potatoes