The Grape and Granary is a one stop shop for home beer, wine, cheese, distillation, coffee bean roasting and vinegar making supplies. We are also a wine-on-premise (make wine at our store!) and a commercial winery. The Grape and Granary is also Akron’s first micro distillery. Many of our customers have gone on to open their own commercial breweries including the owners of Hoppin’ Frog and R. Shea’s Brewing.
Established in 1992.
The Grape and Granary began in 1992 when John, a then college student and avid home brewer, began working at a local home brewing supply shop in Akron. John and his father Jim purchased the retail operation of then ‘Wines Inc’. and moved it to Tallmadge Avenue. The focus of the Grape and Granary has been customer service and education. With classes conducted regularly the customer base grew and 1999 the business moved to Evans Avenue and a larger location. In 2003 the Grape and Granary added a winery and wine-on-premise and moved to their current location at 915 Home Avenue. In 2013 the Grape and Granary has added a micro-distillery. The business continues to server brewers, winemakers and cheesemakers with attention to customer service, selection and knowledge.