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Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries in Clermont County

Now that the weather is cooler, there’s no better time to explore some of the wonderful wineries, breweries and distilleries Clermont County has to offer.

Outside of downtown Cincinnati is Mt. Carmel Brewing Company, the first microbrewery in the city. From humble beginnings to a 30-barrel brewhouse, Mt. Carmel continues to lead and innovate the craft brewing frontlines, and since 2020, Mt. Carmel has been voted the “Best of the East.” Hop on over if you love a hoppy brew; their current tap list features IPAs, Pale Ales, Pilsners, and more with IBUs in the 30s or higher. Cheer on the Bearcats on Saturdays while wearing your Mt. Carmel gear and receive a dollar off brews.

In Milford you don’t have to travel far to hit up two fun and delicious hallmarks of Clermont’s beverage scene. Just a crosswalk away from each other are Cincinnati Distilling and Little Miami Brewing Company. Cincinnati Distilling considers themselves “delightfully unpredictable” in their craft, following traditional distilling processes with a twist. Their High Rye Bourbon marries two favorite whiskey styles, creating a balance between spice, heat, and caramel sweetness. Be on the lookout for their Cask Edition Bourbons; after the 2-year aging process, these bourbons are left to age in varying barrels that once contained either hot sauce, beer, or wines imparting the bourbon with those signature flavors. 

Mt. Carmel brewery in Clermont County

After your tastings at the distillery, cross Mill Street and enjoy gorgeous views of the Little Miami River at its namesake brewery. Their family friendly taproom is the perfect spot to cheer on the Bengals while sitting by their firepit and sipping on some of their delicious creations like their Darth Cookie brown ale or maybe their Endless Summer sour. 

A little farther from Cincinnati, tucked along the Ohio River Valley, is a winery that truly sings. Harmony Hill is a crowd favorite winery in Clermont County. Featuring one of ten wine caves in the country this winery strives to harmonize itself with its beautiful surroundings. The acreage features plentiful vineyards and a nationally registered wildlife habitat for guests to wander through as they sip on some cleverly named wines like their 2018 “Concerto” or their 2021 “Nocturn.” Harmony Hill is also a part of Clermont’s tail trail so bring the pups with you when your visit.

Regardless of your beverage of choice, Clermont County has the perfect spot for you. 

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