Henke Wine is a unique urban winery and restaurant located in Westwood (just 5 miles from downtown Cincinnati ). Joe Henke and his wife Joan offer a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy 15 varieties of Henke Wine. Enjoy your favorite paired with a selection from their menu offering choices sure to please casual to gourmet tastes.   Joe started making wine as a hobby in 1973. In 1996, after years of encouragement from professional vintners, Joe began offering his wine commercially and the winery was established. Over the years customers have affirmed what Joe believed and those vintners knew, he makes premium, quality wines.   These days Henke Winery produces approximately 1700 cases of wine per year.  

The winery strives to use Ohio grapes and believes each region has a specific “Terra”. The mission is to represent Ohio making great wine that promotes what many believe is a world class wine region. Joe goes to great lengths to produce wine that brings out the best flavor of the grapes he uses.  As an urban winery, Henke Wine has discovered that the best way to market the wine is by pairing it with good food; therefore, the menu has been created to specifically complement the award winning wines.  

In September, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland honored Joe with the first-ever Director’s Choice Award for Ohio ’s Best Red wine, Henke Norton ! Thomas Jefferson described the Norton grape as the “American Claret”. Henke Norton is a dry full bodied Red Wine with complex Earth, Berry and Spice flavors that compliment grilled meats and red sauce pastas. Even though full bodied, the flavors of Henke Norton are softer than a Cabernet Sauvignon, so it is also great for sipping. Come Sit, Sip and Savor the Henke Winery flavors.                                                        

DIRECTORS CHOICE AWARD FOR OHIO ’S BEST RED WINE - HENKE NORTON  

OHIO WINE COMPETITION NORTON – SILVER VIN DE ROUGE – SILVER CHARDONNAY – SILVER RIESLING

BRONZE VIDAL / CELLAR BLUSH / SEYVAL

INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION SILVER - NORTON /  CHARDONNAY / VIDAL / SEYVAL / RIESLING

 In addition, Henke Winery was featured in USA Today.  Here's the link: HENKE WINE in USA TODAY