Let Cork and Tap Excursions take you on a personally curated tour through the hills and valleys of Ohio’s Appalachian region.
They take care of the driving so you can sit back and take in the scenery and enjoy some of the best wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries in Southeast and Eastern Ohio.
They offer custom excursion options and will pick you up and drop you back off right at our cabin!
Setting up a day out with Cork and Tap Excursions is super easy by booking through their website at www.corkandtapohio.com.
Mike Garbrandt, the owner of Cork and Tap Excursions, takes great pride in customer service and will get back to you right away to help you plan your perfect day touring the area’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
He has extensive knowledge of each location’s offerings and is always happy to answer any of your questions and he will also make plenty of suggestions to help you prepare for your day with him.
On trip day, Mike arrives in his comfortable Nissan NV, known affectionately as “The Beast”. Be assured that the inside is clean and comfortable, and although sometimes it may not look like it due to the area’s dusty old country roads, the outside is always washed before his arrival.
Snacks and water are provided to munch on in between stops. Phone chargers are also provided as well.
Mike is happy to create a music playlist for your ride or you are welcome to connect your own playlist through bluetooth.
On your trip, Mike will fill you in on the back stories of all of the wineries and let you know about other area attractions. You may also get the scoop on new wineries and breweries that are going to be opening in the future.
Mike handles the complete itinerary and calls all of the wineries to let them know your party will be coming. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the experience!
The wine at each of the stops is so delicious and there are some really beautiful locations with great views and some amazing tasting rooms.
Insider tip: Mike’s weekends, especially Saturdays, are booked three to four months in advance, and some people book Saturdays a year in advance to ensure they get the day they want. Don’t let that deter you though. Fridays and Sundays make great tour days. If you are a bargain shopper check out a weekday tour. Save and have a quiet slower paced experience on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
You can check out the official Cork and Tap Excursions website which lists all of the places they visit, has lodging suggestions, trip tips and online booking.