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September 11, 2020

Pear and Almond Tarts from Sandy Ridge

A hint of Autumn….cooler mornings should be paired with Pear & Almond Tarts from Sandy Ridge! Lots of deliciousness this weekend. New England Lobster Rolls tonight […]
August 11, 2020
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The Down Low On Merlot – A Surprisingly Stellar Wine

So let me tell you a little secret, Merlot wine is actually fantastic, and everyone needs to know about it. This gem has been overlooked for […]
August 11, 2020
Pickled Beet and Goat Cheese Tarts

Wine & Pie Pairings – Pickled Beet and Goat Cheese Tarts with Candied Walnuts

Savory pie and tart recipes make a great addition to any gathering. A harvest dinner menu would naturally feature items that are in season, like squash […]
August 11, 2020
Meyers Lemon Meringue Pie

Wine & Pie Pairings – Lemon Meringue Pie

As summer fades into fall, thoughts of baked sweets and treats are on our mind. One great dessert that shines, regardless of the season, is lemon […]
August 5, 2020
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with parsnips

Butternut Squash & Parsnip Soup

A perfect pairing with the newly released Snowbirds Vintners Gewürztraminer.  The minerality and fruit-forward nature of the wine contrasted with the savory, richness and spice of […]
July 13, 2020
Our amazing staff

Our Amazing Staff

Look at this team!!! Guess what?? We want to remain OPEN!!! So PLEASE wear a damn mask when you’re out and about the next few weeks, […]
July 9, 2020
Bleu Cheese Dip

Chef Jamie’s McFadden’s Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce

by Chef Jamie McFadden, Cuisiniers Catering (This recipe can be prepared up to 3 days in advance) 8 oz fresh bleu cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons buttermilk […]
July 8, 2020
Brunch Cocktails using Snowbirds Vintners

Snowbirds Red & White Sangria Recipes For Your Next Spring Brunch Party

Chef Jamie McFadden has created these two twists on a traditional sangria recipe. The first, made with Snowbirds Vintners Central Coast Red Blend wine, has a […]
July 6, 2020

Snowbirds Vintners at Sandy Ridge

A Chef’s Inspiration Created by award-winning Chef Jamie McFadden, Snowbirds Vintners is serious wine in a not-so-serious bottle!  Inspired by his love for food and wine, […]
June 23, 2020
Summer Rose Slushie Recipe

Say ‘Yes Way’ to Frosé With a Frozen Wine Cocktail

Warm weather and spring is finally here, and that calls for rosé! If you’re looking for a fun way to cool off, try this cocktail, from […]
June 23, 2020
Jamie McFadden Recipe

Three Radicchio Recipes for Warm Weather Dining

When the weather is warm, a salad makes for a much better dish than something heavier like beef or grilled meats. Try one of Chef Jamie […]
June 2, 2020
Plum Tart Recipe

Wine & Pie Pairings – Summer Plum Tart

An unusually warm start to fall can sometimes produce a bumper crop, leaving us with an excess of fresh produce that needs to be eaten quickly. […]
June 2, 2020
Fruity Popsicle recipe

3 Summer “Adult” Popsicle Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Summer is here, and we know you need to get your chill on! For a refreshing treat, try this frozen twist on a sangria and the […]
June 2, 2020
Lunch Menu Available at Sandy Ridge Vineyard

Introducing ‘The Lunch Club’

Every time you enjoy lunch with us from 12-4 you will earn a point.  After 5 points are earned you will receive a menu item of […]
May 27, 2020

Sandy Ridge Will Reopen May 27th, 2020

Sandy Ridge Vineyards will reopen Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 12:00 noon.
May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

Although we will not be open on Memorial Day, we do honor all the brave men and women who served our great country that cannot be […]
April 10, 2020
Red Wine Pouring

We’re Open on Good Friday

Easter is on its way. How about we bring all the Moms & Dads baskets full of Easter joy? The Sandy Ridge Mercantile will be open […]
March 18, 2020

Dear Friends & Guests

We’ve continued to closely follow the developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on our customers, employees, and community. Our thoughts are with those who […]
March 12, 2020
St. Patricks Day With Sandy Ridge

Spend Your St. Patrick’s Day with Sandy Ridge

Our St Patty’s Day Celebration will take place on Tuesday March 17th.We will be opening at 4:00 and Of course we will have Corned Beef served […]
February 21, 2020
Wine Glasses at Sandy Ridge Vineyards

With Lent Approaching..

As the Lenton season quickly approaches, we wanted to take this opportunity to announce that our Friday evening specials over the coming weeks will include a […]
February 1, 2020
Just Jazz 2020

Welcome Back; Just Jazz Live Tonight at Sandy Ridge

It a chilly start to our Saturday, but I promise these guys….#justjazzlive will warm your hearts this evening. We welcome them back at 6:30. Braised Short […]
January 21, 2020
Valentines Day Sandy Ridge Vineyards Wine Date Norwalk Ohio 2020

Valentines Day Soirée

Inviting all singles, couples and everyone that Loves Food & Wine as we host an interactive evening of festive food stations allowing you the opportunity to […]
December 12, 2019
Sandy Ridge Vineyard Gift Box Merry Christmas Wine

Tonight’s Music from Minor Adjustments

Sing along with #minoradjustments tonight at 6:00 while enjoying our delicious BBQ Flatbread special. Remember we are closed the remaining of the weekend for private events, so we […]
December 7, 2019
Sandy Ridge Events Christmas Norwalk Ohio

Santa Has Arrived at Sandy Ridge!!

Our “Cheers to Christmas” event open to the public going on now till 1:00. Join us!!!
December 4, 2019
Tarot reading at Sandy Ridge

“Looking into the Future”

Sandy Ridge Vineyards will be hosting Tarot Card Readers Donna & AJ this Friday Dec. 6th from 5:00-8:00pm. This pair was extremely popular last month and […]
November 30, 2019
Christmas tree in Norwalk, Ohio

Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us tonight after the Lighting of the Christmas Tree downtown! We have #chadhoffman in the house tonight and $100.00 gift cards for $80.00 until 10:00. Plus you […]
November 25, 2019
Live Music at Sandy Ridge Vineyard

Thanksgiving Eve Band at Sandy Ridge

The Divots Band plays Acoustic Rock at Sandy Ridge Vineyards Thanksgiving Eve
November 20, 2019
Sandy Ridge Vineyard Gift Box Merry Christmas Wine

What’s Happening At Sandy Ridge This Week

With great seasonal food, wine, and live music, we are all set to Entertain you Deliciously this week!! Thursday evening #minoradjustments will be here and we will be […]
November 8, 2019
French wine in space

European Startup Sends Wine Into Space

The bigger picture of sending wine into space, is not only for the potential changes in the vino, but whether space has any benefit of food […]
October 30, 2019
2 pumpkins carved

Halloween at Sandy Ridge

It’s Halloween tomorrow and we will be celebrating at Sandy Ridge with live entertainment by Carlyle Smith and and a delicious “Trick or Treat” for our adult guests. […]
October 27, 2019
Live Music at Sandy Ridge Vineyard

Saturday Night at Sandy Ridge

We had the pleasure of having Scott Stiert entertain our guests on Saturday. Everyone was dancing, enjoying good food and great wine. One comment on our Facebook […]
October 17, 2019
French celebration of Champagne Day

This Friday at Sandy Ridge

We have a great Friday evening of events planned for you at Sandy Ridge with Global Champagne Day which is tomorrow, and a local card reader […]
October 8, 2019
Best of 2019: Norwalk

2019 Golden Maple Award – Sandy Ridge Vineyards & Mercantile

The Norwalk Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Norwalk, Ohio area. Recognition is given to […]
October 1, 2019
Norwalk Economic Boards Annual Awards Ceremony Sandy Ridge

Norwalk Economic Boards Annual Awards Ceremony at Sandy Ridge Vineyards

We are thrilled to announce that last evening while hosting the Norwalk Economic Boards Annual Awards Ceremony at Sandy Ridge we were awarded “New Business of […]
September 15, 2019
Snowbirds 2018 Riesling

New Snowbirds Riesling

We are proud to bring you our newest wine selection…Snowbirds 2018 Riesling. And don’t forget you can eat and drink with us until 10:00 on Fridays […]
August 16, 2019
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Island Wines – North Bass Island

A stones throw from Sandy Ridge sits the amazingly vast Lake Erie. Interestingly only a few miles off our shoreline in this Great Lake sit an […]
July 26, 2019
Autumn Leaves in Northeast Ohio

Autumn Harvest Dinner at Home

Year after year, Ohioan’s  anticipate the beginning of Fall and the slightly cool evening temperatures that accompany.  Windows begin to open in the late afternoons, and […]
July 15, 2019
Norwalk, Ohio 1817

Norwalk, Ohio….Then & Now

The first permanent settlers came to Norwalk Township in 1809, the same year Huron County was formed. The settlers located on Old State Road at the […]
July 9, 2019
RV Camping at Sandy Ridge

Are you an RVer planning a trip near or through Sandusky or Norwalk Ohio areas?

Sandy Ridge Vineyards is now a part of a network of wineries, breweries, farms and attractions that host vacationers and tourists throughout the country. This season, […]
December 20, 2018
Bourbon Whiskey Fruit Bundt Cake

Bourbon Whiskey Fruit Bundt Cake

Although Sandy Ridge will be closed for the Christmas holiday, that doesn’t mean we can’t spread a little holiday cheer! Impress your guests with chef Jamie’s […]
December 3, 2018
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Holiday Tips for a Wonderful Table with Friends and Family

Present Guests with the “Best Lastly.” No matter how wonderful your holiday creations smell and taste, remember that your guests will eat with their eyes first! […]
December 1, 2018
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Fresh is Always Best

One common question Chef McFadden says he frequently gets as the holidays near is, ‘How do I know if my spices from last year are still […]
November 25, 2018
chef Jamie McFadden shares his top holiday herb and spice tips

Chef Jamie McFadden’s Holiday Herbs and Spices for the Winter Holidays

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we asked award winning chef Jamie McFadden, founder of Sandy Ridge Vineyards & Mercantile to share some cooking tips with […]
November 20, 2018
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Present Guests with the Best

  No matter how wonderful your holiday creations smell and taste, remember that your guests will eat with their eyes first! Chef McFadden says to skip […]
May 23, 2018
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Will there be a restaurant on site?

No, there will not be a chef in a kitchen cooking hot food. However a delicious array of simple hors d’oeuvres and Charcuterie will be offered. […]
April 19, 2018
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Reservations at Sandy Ridge

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April 19, 2018
Sandy Ridge Handicap and Pet Friendly sign

Handicap Access and Dog Friendly

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April 19, 2018

Windy hills

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April 19, 2018

Sunny beach

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