February 10, 2016
History, art and wine lovers can delight in the new life of an old mill. Baltic Mill Winery, located in a 100-year-old flour mill (more recently a gift shop), invites vistors to enjoy a glass of wine in a rustic setting of exposed red brick and beams of the restored building. Food can be brought in, or you can sample the winery’s own plate of local cheese. Baltic Mill Winery also has partnered with Bye Bye Blue Art Studio of Sugarcreek for local consignment art and classes.
The Baltic Mill at one time was Ohio's largest flour mill, with the newly built railroad bringing in grain, shipping out flour and meal. The 1908 three-story brick and timber framed building replaced the original 1850s frame structure lost to fire in 1907. It’s a warm, rustic setting and special ambience for wine with friends and family.
The winemaker, Dan Garver, and his family have stripped the building to expose original features such as chutes, machinery and a massive steam engine with a five-foot diameter flywheel, still in the cellar where it was used long ago to power the process of milling.
The winery offers an array of wines, including pinots, chardonnays, and their flagship red, the Rowville Red. You can visit the Baltic Mill Winery at 111 East Main Street in Baltic, less than 10 miles southeast of Charm, Wednesday through Saturday. Their phone number is 330-365-0524.