Tourism Excellence Award
2010 Excellence Award for Tourism
Presented to Ravens Glenn
Nominated by The Coshocton Port Authority, Raven's Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant received the 2010 Excellence Award for Tourism from the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance this summer.
"This is a well-deserved award for a signature business that brings commerce from all over the state to our community," said T.J. Justice, executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority.
An independent, nonprofit organization, EODA was created to assist its 16 eastern Ohio counties with the retention and growth of jobs and to help attract new businesses. This award is a great honor for our business and we were deeply gratified to receive it.
At the EODA award banquet, Raven's Glenn Winery owner Robert Guilliams spoke about our winery restaurant in Coshocton County.
"Currently, about 125 tour buses and motorcoaches make stops at our Ohio winery each year, and Raven's Glenn employs 65 to 70 people in the restaurant, winery and vineyards," he said.
"The pairing of our Ohio wines with entrees from our menu is one of the many things that makes our winery restaurant experience unique. It's all about pairing great food with great wine in a setting where people can relax and enjoy them."
He also gave some details about distributing Raven's Glenn wines to our growing list of nearly a thousand retail locations where you can purchase our Ohio wine
"It's been fun to watch the business grow from the time we made deliveries for distribution at area grocery stores. The first year the winery sold about 1,000 gallons of wine for distribution. Last year 70,000 gallons was produced for distribution, which is now delivered by Ohio wine distributors to retailers to around 75 percent of the state."
Guilliams also added a very nice compliment about the employees you'll meet at Raven's Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant.
"I can tell you -- this is fun. But the main thing is, it's not about Renee and I. We have great employees that buy into it and have fun. You can see it on a busy night."
Whenever you can't make it to Raven's Glenn Winery, you can find retailers throughout Ohio who carry our wine by clicking on this map
Ohio residents can purchase our wines anytime, day or night, from our online wine store here