Shamrock Vineyard would like to welcome you to the first successful wine-grape planting in Central Ohio. In 1971, Dr. Thomas N. Quilter and his wife, Mary, started planting in the midst of grain fields next to a small farmhouse, just outside of Waldo, Ohio.
The idea was to see if grapevines would grow in a climate not perfectly suitable for the cause. And to their surprise some did. In the beginning, the grapes went to home winemakers and wineries until 1984, when Shamrock became a bonded winery. To date, more than 25 varieties have been planted and the most winter-hardy have survived. French-American hybrids, labrusca, and some vinifera make up the acreage which are crafted and tended into Chateau Shamrock wines.
Today, the legacy, wines, and vines are now being cared for by the watchful hands of grandson Thomas Van S. Creasap after Dr. Tom’s passing in March 2006 and Mary’s in January of 2010. Shamrock Vineyard will be celebrating its 30th year of operation in 2014.
A Note from the Winemaker/Owners
Enjoy a fun, friendly wine experience in the heart of Ohio. Shamrock Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery specializing in grape table wines. The majority of our wines come from fruit grown on site with a few exceptions due to climate issues. All outside fruit is Ohio grown only. Come spend a day in the country tasting our wines while relaxing with friends and family.
In May of 2011 my wife, Emily, and I become the owners and operators of Shamrock Vineyard. We want to not only thank our families for being so supportive over the years but also to our great friends and wonderful customers for willingly lending a hand and always staying thirsty!
Van and Emily Creasap