About Us

Our Story


HanoverWinery_About2Our dream of opening a winery began in 2007 and with much research and determination Hanover Winery came to fruition in 2009 as Butler County’s only winery.  Owners, Eddie & Elizabeth (Scheffel) McDonald decided to turn a 10 year hobby and passion into a business for later retirement.  An existing outbuilding that was used as a potting shed and stained glass area was remodeled to the current wine tasting room.  The large attached building which houses the manufacturing area was built with help from friends and family.

Wine demands grew beyond our initial expectations and by our 4th year production and sales had more than doubled. For years we had hoped to purchase additional acreage to expand our vineyard and provide a parking area for our larger events and we were able to do that this year. The new building expansion was underway in 2015 and completed in 2016 along with the new entrance drive to the gravel parking area located on the backside of the winery with a short walkway to the winery tasting room and property. The new vineyard of Marquette and Seyval was planted in the spring of 2016 on the west end of the property.

The Pink Toad Party, which is the annual breast cancer fundraiser in July and our annual animal rescue fundraiser in the Fall.

The winery has become a large part of our lifestyle.  Although it is labor intensive we enjoy living and working on our property as it affords us time to spend with family & friends that visit as well as enjoy our dogs, Mason & Annee Grace who greet everyone to the winery.

Wines bottle and fruitWe hope you will come by and sample our wines, many are International and State award-winning. Visit the Event tab and calendar to plan for a nice evening here with a group of friends, enjoy the park like surroundings and the beautiful sunsets.  Events are held through-out the year, outside if possible.  We offer weekends of live music along with special events such as our annual summer Wine Festival in August.  The Pink Toad Party, which is the annual breast cancer fundraiser in October and our annual animal rescue fundraiser in the spring.

We offer a large selection of wines, currently 28 varieties from dry to sweet dessert wines. Our goal is to produce a large variety so that even the “non-wine enthusiast” will enjoy their wine tasting experience.  Be sure to check out Our Wines tab for the current wine selection.

Hanover Winery is located between Oxford and Hamilton Ohio, just North of SR 130 in Hanover Township.   Come out and enjoy good times with friends, watch beautiful sunsets and sip GREAT wine!  Whether you choose an evening of live music or just a quiet get away we have something for everyone.

We look forward to meeting you!