Located in Columbus, Ohio’s artsy Short North district Camelot Cellars, an urban boutique winery has become a local favorite. And after taking on new ownership and a complete renovation, Camelot Cellars has quickly transformed into the perfect Summer destination spot. With a comprehensive wine list, locally grown eats, a vintage yet modern décor and a delightful ambiance Camelot Cellars is THE place to visit while in Columbus. CC is also fully immersed in the Columbus community, taking pride in incorporating locally grown produce for their Small Plates menu, local artist for their décor and local craftsmen for their custom reclaimed wood tables that give the space its vintage yet modern Tuscan and French accents! Whether in town for business or pleasure, a trip to Camelot Cellars cannot be skipped!
At the helm is Janine Aquino, wine baron and fourth generation Wine Professional. Using her extensive knowledge, Janine has put together a wide-ranging selection that is sure to satisfy anyone from the wine connoisseur to the wine novice. The wine list includes over 80 local selections in addition to the plethora of labels from around the world.
ABOUT CAMELOT CELLARS:
Camelot Cellars is an urban boutique winery dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality wines, service and skill possible. Our products and services include wine sales, retail sales, handcrafting your own wine, the wine bar, wine tastings & flights as well as the Tuscan Room private event space.
Under new ownership, Camelot has been radically transformed back to the essence of an authentic winery. The interior reflects a vintage modern feel with Tuscan & French accents and expresses the Camelot’s foundation that ‘wine is art’. The staff at Camelot Cellars provides the highest quality customer service, guidance and education when it comes to wine & winemaking. This attention to detail ensures the highest quality wines produced. The Winemaker handcrafts wine from premier vineyard juices sourced from around the world. In 2011 Camelot Cellars became a nationally recognized winery winning 31 medals in national and international wine competitions.
Janine Aquino, proprietor of Camelot Cellars, was raised in the Hudson Valley area of New York and is a fourth generation wine professional. Her family owned John Aquino Sons, Inc., an Italian wine importing company in Manhattan. She grew up on a vineyard, worked at several Hudson Valley wineries excelling in bringing local wines into local restaurants, studied food and wine pairings at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and did all her college work on wines, wine making and the workings of a boutique winery. She has made wine from grapes, raspberries and strawberries.
Janine is self taught on how to appraise wine collections and help people sell and add to their ongoing wine collections. She also provides many services to wineries, restaurants, cooking schools and individual collectors. She owns Camelot Cellars Winery, an urban boutique Winery located in the Short North District of Columbus, OH. She sits on the board of Edible Columbus magazine and several committees for the Columbus Food and Wine Affair. She is a member of Wedding Professionals of Columbus and National Association of Catering Executives.
·Wine Sales – The Wine Wall reflects the true art of winemaking. Here you can select from over 80 varieties of wine including selections from around the world available for purchase by the bottle and many as your own handcrafted wine experience.
· Wine Bar – Our locally crafted wood wine bar is a communal oasis where people come to sit, meet, and sample wines by the glass or bottle.
·Flights – Our wine flights provide an informal way for customers to sample 3 different types of wines. There is a wide variety of wines to choose from and flights are available anytime.
·Wine Tasting – Experience an informative wine tasting that includes 6 samples of our wines and your very own wine steward. Your steward will discuss wine, describe wines in detail and answer any questions you may have about wine.
· Handcraft Your Own Wine – Craft your own wine under the watchful eye of our skilled staff. After 6-12 weeks of processing, you will return to bottle, cork, cap and label your own wine. Your experience includes designing your own label and selecting your style of wine bottle.
·The Tuscan Table – The Tuscan Table is that perfect spot for your group to sit and soak in a view of the Short North while enjoying an informative wine tasting. This large locally handcrafted table seats you ‘family style’ where you can be close to your friends for casual conversation and fun while enjoying & learning about the wines of your choice.
·The Tuscan Private Room – Camelot Cellars’ Tuscan Room is available for private events, parties, receptions and meetings, including business gatherings, team building, anniversaries, reunions and bachelorette parties. This room reflects the Camelot Cellars ‘wine is art’ attitude by pairing the local artist displays with old world Tuscan accents. An open & adjoining room is specifically designed to accommodate those who prefer to bring their own food or have it catered in.