Family-Owned Winery to Open Just Outside Toledo, Offering Expansive Wine Selection and Small Plates in a Relaxed, Comfortable Atmosphere


TOLEDO, OH – (April 28, 2021)Urban Pine Winery, a brand-new neighborhood bistro and winery, today announced it will officially open its doors in May.  Owned by local residents Jen McAlear and her husband Matt, Urban Pine Winery is an innovative micro-winery that incorporates elements of traditional winemaking to bring an all-new experience to the Maumee community. 

“It is truly a lifelong dream for me to open a winery in the Toledo area,” said Jen McAlear. “After two and a half years of searching for the best location, I’m grateful to have found the perfect spot. We’re excited to welcome the community to our beautiful new space and invite them to try our delicious wines which are produced in-house, as well as our small plates menu.” 

Located in Maumee, Ohio at the once-popular Mexican restaurant, Abuelo’s, Urban Pine Winery is conveniently located right off Interstate 475. The expansive 8,400 sq. ft. space will feature ample indoor dining with a double-sided fireplace, a private event space for groups of up to 50, and a large outdoor patio which can seat up to 60 people. 

The winery will pour more than 50 different wines, including classic selections such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, as well as lesser-known grape varietals grown locally in California, and those from further-reaching vineyards of Italy, France, New Zealand, Chile and Germany. Specialty blends are created on-site as are custom vintages, with prices ranging from $18 to $60. Each wine is produced and bottled locally in a Maumee facility.  Urban Pine Winery will also offer custom wine labeling, perfect for celebratory or corporate gatherings, as well as wine club memberships. 

“As an avid at-home wine maker myself, I’m thrilled to share my passion for winemaking with our neighbors and visitors,” continued McAlear. “After several years of making wine to give as gifts or to enjoy with friends at home, I’m thrilled to now turn this hobby into my dream career.” 

Complementing Urban Pine’s extensive wine and beverage menu will be globally inspired appetizers including charcuterie boards with different meats and cheeses, specialty sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, small plates and desserts.

Urban Pine Winery will be part of the rapidly expanding Waters Edge Wineries system, which gives those with a passion for wine the opportunity to open and own their own winery in any location providing operations, training and marketing support. 

Urban Pine Winery is located at 3415 Briarfield Boulevard, Maumee, OH 43537. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 12 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. The winery will be closed on Mondays. 

The location is now offering wine club memberships. The first 100 people to join the wine club will be a part of the “Founder’s Club” and will enjoy benefits including a discount on wine purchases (up to 20 percent off), complimentary tastings, special event invites and more. There are three wine club tiers with varying benefits and prices – the Silver Wine Club at $45/month, Gold Wine Club at $60/month, and Reserve Wine Club at $75/month. For more details, visit 

For more information, visit or contact (419) 773-4088. Follow on Instagram at @urbanpinewinery or on Facebook.    

About Urban Pine Winery

Urban Pine Winery is a neighborhood bistro and wine bar offering dozens of different wine selections, an eclectic food menu and elevated wine tasting experiences unique to the Toledo area. Led by husband-wife team, Jen and Matt McAlear, the winery also offers customized labeling, an exclusive wine club which allows enthusiasts and novices alike to expand their expertise, and more.


Urban Pine Winery is an independently owned and operated franchise location of Waters Edge Wineries, a California-based innovative urban winery system bringing the cultural experience of wine to communities across the country. The winery follows the emerging franchise’s innovative approach to making wine production accessible to those in urban areas, while also unveiling the franchise’s brand-new design concept which will be rolled out to new stores across the United States.


About Waters Edge Wineries®

California-based Waters Edge Wineries is an innovative urban winery system bringing the cultural experience of wine to communities across the country. Each Waters Edge Winery & Bistro location combines the very best of a winery and wine bar in one versatile model that can be located anywhere, regardless of topography or agricultural factors. Founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Ken and Angela Lineberger, Waters Edge Wineries currently operates 13 Waters Edge Winery & Bistro locations in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.  The company caters to entrepreneurs who are seeking a fun, exciting career where they can share their passion for wine while creating memorable guest experiences.


For more information on Waters Edge Wineries® or for franchising information, contact 909-GOT-WINE, visit or email [email protected].




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