FORT JENNINGS — Whether you like whiskey, wine, craft or domestic beer, Whiskey Wine & Roses in Fort Jennings has it all.
Fort Jennings residents Gary and his wife Rose Stechschulte and their daughter Tiffany Williams and her husband, KC, are owners of the business that opened Dec. 6 at 17747 state Route 190 in Fort Jennings. The family purchased the building in June that used to be The Outpost.
They came up with the business name because KC has always had an interest in bourbon, Gary makes wine, and Gary’s wife’s name is Rose and their daughter Tiffany’s middle name is Rose.
“I started making homemade wine 25 years ago as a hobby and people encouraged me to open a business,” Gary said.
His favorite types of wine he makes are merlots, cabernets and noir.
“I make peach wine that people say is the best they have ever had. I also make sangria and white zin,” Gary said.
There are 13 types of wines the business sells ranging from dry wine including cabernet, gentleman’s club and merlot and semi sweet wines ranging from rosette, pino grigio and for sweet wine a rodeo red, blackberry and sangria.
Plans are to do wine tastings where customers can purchase a flight to taste wines.
Wine slushies are available and over 20 craft beers with options including Voodoo IPA, Fat Tire, Stella, Oatmeal Stout and Alaskan Amber. Domestic beers are Bud Light, Busch Light, Miller Light, Ultra and Coors.
Whiskey Wine & Roses sells approximately 50 types of whiskey such as Angel’s Envy, Yellowstone, Four Roses and Jefferson’s Ocean. The whiskey is purchased at Bellmann’s Party Shop in Delphos.
“I like the complexity of whiskey and bourbon,” KC said.
Rose’s goal is to put a pathway of roses or a rose garden by the business’s’s patio where customers can enjoy their drink and view the Auglaize River. There is a bar area where customers can stand and enjoy their beverage. Tables with a television and fireplace also are set up.
A separate room can be reserved that has five 65-inch televisions.
Tiffany said being a part of the family business is exciting.
“It feels good to bring something to the community that is a place where people can relax and enjoy themselves,” Tiffany said.
Appetizers also are available including flatbreads, chips and salsa, beer cheese and bacon-wrapped meatballs.
The business is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 3 to 10 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.
Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.