It’s the weekend and you have a sitter for the kids for a much needed night out. You are ready for some quality time with your significant other so where do you go to unwind, relax, and rekindle the flames? Gillig’s winery, of course!
Feel the romance
Stoke the fire of romance with your sweetheart at Findlay’s only winery, Gillig’s, which offers a cozy atmosphere ideal for a romantic experience. Take a seat by their fireplace, sip wine together under the stars on the grassy front lawn, or just relax and enjoy some time together while listening to live music and dining on mouthwatering cuisine.
Gillig Winery is a family owned winery offering their own handcrafted wines made from grapes gathered from around the world. Each wine is produced and bottled here in Findlay. Whether you prefer white, red or fruit wine, there is something for everyone. Gillig Winery makes many of the popular varietals including Merlots, Cabs and Chardonnays.
They also make some harder-to-find wines such as Barolos, Gewurztraminers, Pinotages, Petit Verdot and Ports. They source grapes globally which allows them to make over 50 different kinds of wine using grapes from the best grape growing regions in the world. Purchase wine by the glass, in a flight, or by the bottle.
However, you don’t need to be a wine expert or fluent in Italian or French to enjoy wine at the winery. Gillig’s knowledgeable staff will provide tips on finding your perfect wine.
Perfectly paired delicious food
The wine is so good at
Gillig Winery, it’s easy to overlook their mouthwatering menu. Often paired with wine selections, you can not only enjoy great wine but also fantastic food from their bistro. Gillig always strives to work with local businesses using fresh and local ingredients.
Chef Shiloh Clouse, known for her delectable flatbreads, is passionate about pairing wine and food: “I enjoy the challenge of cooking and learning many diverse cuisines. Challenges such as these motivate me to create a wide range of menu items when creating the menus for our wine and food pairings. Our owner, Nikki Gillig, is very supportive and open to many ideas when creating these menus.”
Creative twists include Clouse’s take on a ham sandwich: the Savory Ham and Cheese Melt is made with fresh Tuscan bread, tavern ham, sharp cheddar cheese, whole berry cranberry sauce, stone-ground mustard and salad greens, served with a side of kettle chips.
Not a wine drinker? The bistro menu also features other beverages such as: a wide selection of local craft beers, coffee, pop, bottled water and organic grape juice.
More to enjoy
Although Gillig’s may ooze romance on the weekend, Gillig always has a line up of fun events that everyone can enjoy. You can enjoy live music, painting, crafts and even support local charities.
Looking for a fun spot to grab a midday meal with friends? Gillig’s serves Lunch Tuesday through Saturday. Check out the events calendar for the next Girls Night Out, or simply break up the week by going to Wine Club Wednedsay, held the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Wine Club members are welcomed and encouraged to bring a friend to come and enjoy all three wines of the month and appetizers at no charge!
Going out as a group? “Adopt” one of their batches of wine and invite your friends to a bottling party! They’ll help you create, bottle, cork and label your very own private vintage.
Looking to host a private party in the future? Gillig’s winery is also available for rental for all occasions.
Wine Club Wednesdays
Turn a Parents Night Out into a regular adventure when you join Gillig’s affordable wine club and receive all sorts of benefits and extra goodies such as:
– Receive one bottle of wine
(wine maker’s choice)
– Complimentary Gillig Winery
– Complimentary wine flight
on each visit
– Complimentary glass of wine on your birthday
– Invitation to exclusive “members only” events
– Purchase newly released vintages before they are available to the public
– 10% discount on all purchases
Noon-10pm Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
1720 Northridge Rd.
419-408-3230 | gilligwinery.com
April Events at Gillig Winery
Saturday, April 7, 7-10pm
Live Music: The Two of Us
The Two of Us, featuring Ryan Hensley and Susan Bright, is a local acoustic duo that plays everything under the sun. Whether you like the Bee Gees, The Beatles, Etta James or Lady Gaga, they’ll have something to get you dancing!
Saturday, April 14, 7-10pm
Live Music: Looking for Lucinda
Enjoy the sounds of Americana, Folk, Country and Blues.
Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8pm
Paint & Partake Wine Flight Night
$40, Four wine tastings plus appetizers, art materials and all the fun you can imagine will be provided at Paint & Partake Wine Flight Night. Registration is required and space is limited to 24 partakers. Register now to hold your seat! Must be 21 to partake! Please indicate what month you wish to attend during checkout as this event is hosted monthly. All proceeds benefit Awakening Minds Art.
Saturday, April 21, 7-10pm
Live Music: Klashing Black
Utilizing their looped acoustic drum beats and strong vocal harmonies, Klashing Black will fill three hours with original music as well as acoustic covers from the 60’s to today.
Wednesday, April 25, 4-8pm or 6-8pm
Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis with Jim’s Hot Dogs
$20. Jim’s Hot Dogs will be joining Gillig Winery to help raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are $20 each (cash or check ONLY) which includes two specialty hot dogs of your choice and a glass of wine or beer. Specify the time you’d like to attend. Tickets available at the winery.
Friday, April 27, 10:15-11:30pm
$5. Gillig Winery’s first Comedy Night! Come laugh with us and comedians Adam Minnick and Brian Hicks. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. Space is limited. Doors will open for the event at 10 pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Saturday, April 28, 7-10pm
Live Music: The Stringmen
Violin and cello duo Ken Pressel and Dan Brax play Pop, Rock, Irish/American fiddle tunes and Jazz.