Hanover-winery-bottlingThe founders of Butler County’s only winery have expanded their production facilities and are poised to plant more than 2,000 grapevines in new vineyards.

Hanover Winery at 2121 Morman Road in Hanover Twp. opened in 2009, but has outgrown its original facilities, co-founders Eddie and Beth McDonald said. Late last year, the McDonalds added 2,400 square feet of production space to the winery to accommodate larger volume.

The couple purchased additional acreage in 2015, and later this month will start planting more than 2,000 vines on their new property. The new vineyards will be home to two grape varieties that can withstand Ohio winters: the Marquette grape, which produces a dry, medium-bodied red wine; and Seyval Blanc, a white-wine grape that can be made in dry or off-dry styles.

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