The Hills Market Blog


The Perfect Hostess Gifts.

Don't show up empty handed this holiday season. Stop by and stock up on two of our favorite things in the whole world: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream and Dietsch Brothers Chocolate Covered Pretzels. You'll be on the guest list for life.

Show Your Ohio Love.

We've got four ways for you to proudly show your Ohio love with Statements Tees. Designed by Dara Schwartz of Darista Cafe and printed in Columbus by Traxler Tees onto American Apparel shirts, these shirts make great gifts for anyone who has some local love. Kelly (pictured above) is one of our favorite Wine OHs in the store. Certainly you know a deserving Wine OH or two. Shirts are $28.99 each.

Our offerings include:

Wine OH (Women's sizes)
Local Love (Unisex and Women's sizes)
MicrOHbrew (Unisex and Women's sizes)
OH Honey (Women's sizes) 



Welcome, Jan!

We're thrilled to introduce our new Wine Director, Jan Wilson. With 27 years in the food and wine industry, Jan is well-equipped to lead our Wine, Beer and Liquor Departments. Want to learn a little more about Jan? Read on!


Q: First up, what's your favorite find inside The Hills Market?
A: Jean-Louis Denois Brut. It's one of the best values in sparkling wine anywhere.
Q: What's your favorite fine dining restaurant in Columbus?
A: Alana's Food and Wine
Q: What's your favorite casual restaurant in Columbus?
A: Chile Verde Cafe
Q: What do you cook at home?
A: Roasted Chicken. It's simple and delicious.
Q: On to wines... What's your favorite varietal?
A: There are too many to mention, but my favorite country of wine origin is Italy, with its great diversity and value.
Q: How do you spend your spare time?
A: During the spring and summer, I grow culinary herbs to sell (trade for dinner) to Alana's Food & Wine.
Q: Do you have a favorite place to travel?
A: Emerald Isle, North Carolina.
Q: What are we likely to find you listening to?
A: The Talking Heads (David Byrne).
Q: Any other passions?
A: My family. I have been married for 9 years to Ben, and have a 7 year old son, Jimmy.

Our Zingerman's Creamery Crush.

If we still had lockers, we'd be hanging this poster inside them.

The Perfect Gift... Designed By You.

Avoid the malls and the big box stores this holiday season. Instead, give us a call, and we'll take care of all of your gift giving needs. We specialize in custom gifts — and in saving you time. 

1. Choose Your Budget
Our designer Gift Baskets and Butcher Boxes can be made at any price point.

2. Choose Your Theme
Our custom gifts can reflect any theme or palate you'd like. All Ohio? No problem! Gluten Free? We've got everything you need. Know someone who adores wine and cheese? We'll create a package of perfect pairings.

3. Choose Your Delivery Method
We deliver throughout Central Ohio and are happy to ship your gifts for you.  

Let's get started! Give us a call at 614.846.3220 or shoot us an e-mail with any questions at

Thanksgiving Wine Selections.

Domaine Rochette Beaujolais Nouveau 2012, France, $13.99
Our favorite from this years crop of Beaujolais, this is drier than most with a lovely fruit finish to balance. Sure to please white and red drinkers alike.
Monchhof Riesling 2010, Mosel, Germany, $15.99 
Don't write off Riesling as a Turkey Wine. Even if this light German wine isn't your usual favorite, Riesling is one of the most food friendly wines out there.

Foxglove Chardonnay 2010, $16.99, California
This light and fruity unoaked Chardonnay is a dream with food. It has the creamy mouthfeel of Chardonnay but without the oak, the true beauty of the fruit can shine through.
Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc, France, $19.99
This is a wonderfully well-balanced wine, with fine bubbles, a persistent foam and a well-developed length on the palate. Fresh and powerful bouquet with beautiful ripe yellow fruit aromas. This Cremant combines the finesse of Chardonnay and the power of Pinot Noir
Domaine Olivier Hillaire 2010, Cote du Rhone (France), $15.99
This blend of Grenache and Syrah is perfect for your Thanksgiving feast. The vineyard is located in the Southern Rhone Valley, right across the river from Chateauneuf-du-Pape!

Thanksgiving Updates.

1. TURKEY Sadly, we're out of our Tea Hills Organic Farms Bourbon Red Heritage Turkeys. We do have plenty of their Broad Breasted Bronze and American White birds to place upon your Thanksgiving table. Place your order today by calling our Butcher Shop at 614.846.3220.

2. GRAVY The talented Ms. Jennifer Burroway is taking pre-orders for her famous house-made turkey gravy. She makes hundreds of gallons of this just-like-grandma's condiment every year using stock lovingly made with Bowman & Landes turkeys. This year, we're taking pre-orders for Gluten Free Gravy, as well. So get on that phone and tell her to mix up a little for you and your loved ones. Again: 614.846.3220.

Now Hiring: Part-Time Deli Customer Service Associate.

The Hills Market (Worthington location) is seeking a part-time customer service associate for our Deli and Chef's Case. This person is a people person who loves food and providing excellent customer service. Must be available nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule. Food service experience a plus, but not required.

Click here to apply.