The triumphant return of the Dayton area’s best wine-tastings list

The weekly wine-tastings list is back, courtesy of a local wine enthusiast. Photo from Wine Gallery Facebook page.
The weekly wine-tastings list is back, courtesy of a local wine enthusiast. Photo from Wine Gallery Facebook page.

The weekly list of the Dayton area’s best wine tastings, special dinners and beer events has been on hiatus for months, and for one very sad reason: Patricia Vendt, who painstakingly put together that list every week, passed away Oct. 22.

Dayton loses local IT pioneer and wine/dining ambassador Patty Vendt (Oct. 24, 2017)

A good friend of Patty’s and a fellow wine enthusiast has started compiling and emailing the list again, “as a tribute to Patty for all that she did for the Dayton wine community,” as he put it. He is allowing us to copy and paste his work here so that collectively we can spread the word about these cool wine events.

And for that, we are grateful!

Looks like Ollie’s has a trio of great Rhone wines on the tasting bar Saturday afternoon. And DLM Oakwood and Arrow Far Hills have Champagne/sparkling wine events coming between Christmas and New Year’s. Read, attend, enjoy!


Jay's Kitchen Door 225 E. Sixth St. in Dayton's Oregon Historic District, RSVP Events (937) 222-2892; the normal Kitchen Door tasting schedule is changing for December. Jay's has scheduled private Holiday parties

Friday nights at the Kitchen Door in December so there will be no regular Friday night tastings on December 15th.

Friday December 15 - NO TASTING

Saturday, December 16

  • NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
  • 2014 Penner Ash Willamette
  • 2012 Maro Veglio Barolo
  • 2014 Chateau D'Issan Margaux
  • 2014 Palmer Alter Ego


Arrow Wine and Spirits:

Arrow Far Hills – 2950 Far Hills Ave. Kettering, (937) 298-1456,

Wine: No regular Saturday tastings until after the first of the year; the annual Champagne and sparkling wine tasting is in the works for Dec. 28, with details to come.


Arrow Wine & Spirits Centerville – 615 Lyons Rd. Centerville (937) 433-6778

Saturday, December 16 11am-5pm

  • NV. Poema Cava
  • 2016 Terlato Pinot Grigio
  • 2014 William Hill Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2013 Carinena 3C
  • 2014 Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel
  • 2014 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon
  • NV. Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny Port


Dorothy Lane Markets (DLM)

Dorothy Lane Market Oakwood, The Mezzanine.

Friday, December 15, 4-8pm:

  • Nicolas Idiart Blanc de Blanc Brut
  • 2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • 2016 Ernesto Catena Padrillos Pinot Noir
  • 2011 Altano Douro Red Reserve
  • 2015 Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet
  • 2016 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
  • DLM Deal: 2015 M.A.N. Vintners Shiraz
  • Oyster Happy Hour, Fridays, 4-7pm

Saturday, December 16, 2-6pm:

  • 2016 Stark-Conde Field Blend Blanc
  • 2016 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2015 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Tormentoso Cinsault
  • 2012 Greg Norman Reserve Shiraz
  • 2015 Penfolds Max's Cabernet

Bonus Bottle

On Tap:


$50 • 6–8 p.m, December 27 • OAKWOOD

’Tis the season to toast with bubbly! Choose from almost 50 Champagnes and sparkling wines (as well as our Prestige Cuvée Table, nominal fee) and enjoy a selection of decadent appetizers.

Get tickets at or Guest Services!

  • No Wine Tasting on Saturday, December 23
  • No Beer and Burger on Monday, January 1


DLM Washington Square

Thursday, December 14

  • Last day of the year for Chef's Plates
  • NV Alma Negra Brut Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2015 La Vigne des Sablons Vouvray, Loire, France
  • 2016 Schloss Gobelsburg Langenlois Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal , Austria
  • 2015 Grosjean Vallée D'Aoste Gamay, France
  • 2014 Purple Heart Red Blend, Napa Valley
  • 2015 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
  • Super Substance Cs Cabernet, Washington State
  • Plus Sommelier's Selection
  • Saturday, December 16
  • NV Schloss Gobelsburg Blanc de Blancs, Austria
  • 2016 Star-Condé Field Blend, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 2016 Von Schlienitz Rosé of Pinot Noir, Mosel, Germany
  • 2015 Tormentoso Cinsaut, Paarl, South Africa
  • 2015 Dreaming Tree Cabernet, California
  • 2008 Finca Sandoval Syrah/Mourvedre/Bobal, Manchuela, Spain
  • 2013 Super Substance Me Merlot, Washington State
  • Sommelier's Selection: 2012 San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino

On Tap:


Dorothy Lane Springboro

Friday, December 15th

Marc Hebrart Brut Rosé

2016 Willi Schaefer Riesling Kabinett

2015 Black Stallion Chardonnay

2014 St. Innocent Pinot Noir

2010 Amativo Cantele Rosso

2012 Chateau Lilian Ladouys Bordeaux

Bonus Bottle!


Three Floyds Deesko Berliner

Taft’s Santa’s Bribe

Saturday, December 16th

Pehu Simonet Face Noed Grand Brut

2016 Willi Schaefer Riesling Spatlese

2015 Lioco Chardonnay

2012 Senorio de la Antigua Mencia

2011 Baracchi Ardito Toscana

2014 Thorn Merlot

2013 Reynolds Family Cabernet Sauvignon

On Tap:


Zemore’s Wine Cellar & Bistro

4457 W Franklin St

Bellbrook, OH 45305

(937) 848-1155

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 8:30 PM Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00 PM Sunday & Monday: Closed

Featured Wines for December 15-21

  • White Blend Grab Bag
  • 2015 Caldora Pinot Grigio/Italy
  • 2016 Chateau Julien Chardonnay/France
  • 2015 Michael Sullberg Merlot/California
  • 2012 Churchill's Estate Red Blend/Portugal
  • 2015 Banshee 'Mordecai' Red Blend/California


The Wine Gallery 5 West Monument Ave Dayton Ohio 45402 (937)224-9463

Wednesday December 20 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

  • NV Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne France
  • 2015 Walt Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California
  • 2015 Smith and Perry Pinot Noir, Oregon
  • 2014 Tempus Two Shiraz, Australia
  • 2014 Pessimist red blend, California


Deaf Monty's Wine at Inn Port D'Vino

22 Brown Street in the Oregon District, 937-225-9463

Open 4-8pm Monday through Saturday


Rumbleseat Wine 5853 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, Ohio (937) 938-9801


A Taste of Wine - 90 S Main St. Miamisburg, Ohio

The list of wines available to taste changes frequently. “stop in and see what we have open today”


“The Wine Cellar In Osaka”

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse

2476 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek


Facebook: “The Wine Cellar In Osaka”

Wine Diner Alert!

Only 2 reservations open!

Thursday December 14, 6:30 p.m.

The Samurai Somm is back! Michael Freeman!

“End The Year In Bubbly Bang Of Hibachi & Champagne!”

5 Course Wine Dinner

Bubbly and Grower Champagne

$75 per ticket. Reservations required…


Call: 937- 320-1188

Follow us on Facebook:

“The Wine Cellar In Osaka”

Stop in!

Friday Night Flights

December 15, 5-8pm

Cab Night part 2


Kroger Centerville Market Place RSVP 937-435-8210

Beer Tasting Wednesday 4pm to 9pm,

Friday and Saturday 1pm to 9pm,

Sunday 11am to 6pm


Zinks Meats and Fine Wines 409 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, (937) 435-4980

Thursday Night Wine Tastings 5-8 pm Live music and appetizers


Ollie’s Place

518 Miamisburg Centerville Rd

(937) 723-8998

Wine Tasting every Saturday 1-6pm

  • 2016 Domaine Naudet Sancerre
  • 2016 Reserve De La Saurine Blanc
  • 2016 Jezebel White Blend
  • 2014 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage
  • 2015 Clos Du Mont-Olivet Cote Du Rhône
  • 2015 Saint-Damien Gigondas


Ray's Wine Spirits Grill 8268 N Main St. Clayton, OH 937.890.0300

Saturday, Dec. 16th 3-6pm

  • Meiomi Chardonnay
  • Esser Pinot Noir
  • Runquist 1448 Red Blend
  • Molly Dooker "The Maitre D'" Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Mon Ami Niagara
  • Quady Electra Moscato
  • Dry Canyon White Zinfandel
  • Olde Schoolhouse Blackberry

Wednesday, Dec. 20th 5-8pm

“An Italian Tasting”

  • Terlato Pinot Grigio
  • Montauto Pinot Nero
  • Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano
  • Marchese Montefusco Syrah
  • Degani Amarone Classico
  • Stella Rosa Bianco
  • Santero Passionfruit Moscato
  • Castello d Poggio Sweet Rose'
  • Sweet Baby Red Berry Blend


The Winery at Versailles 6572 State Route 47 Versailles, OH 45380



Jungle Jim's 1.513.674.6000

For wine event information, call 513 674-6000, wait for the voice prompt, press 1, then press 6165 for assistance.


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