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 Vinoklet Winery was voted number 10 out of 25 in the Columbus Monthly's article "25 Great Ohio Food & Wine Destinations"!


From Columbus Monthly:
Vinoklet Winery, Cincinnati

When he bought 30 acres of land off a windy, hilly road north of Cincinnati to plant a vineyard 34 years ago, Kreso Milkulic never imagined it would develop into a thriving winery and restaurant that allowed him to leave his day job as an aerospace engineer. “It was a hobby that grew out of control,” says Milkulic, who moved to the U.S. from his native Croatia in 1968. His father owned a small vineyard, and Vinoklet Winery is a nod to his heritage; vinoklet means “wine house and vineyard” in Croatian. Nearly 80, white-haired and mustachioed Milkulic lives next door and is an ever-present figure on the scenic property, surveying row upon tidy row of grapevines or bottling one of his eight wines. Don’t be surprised if he pulls a seat up to your dinner table. The eclectic hodgepodge of art, antique collectibles, Croatian memorabilia and personal photographs scattered about the dining room offers a glimpse into the winemaker’s fascinating story—one he’ll happily share if you ask. 11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 513-385-9309