This Ohio winery guide will make you feel like you’re in Napa

There are more than 50 wineries near Cleveland, which means there is no shortage of great locally made Ohio wine to sip on. Search for a winery to visit, plan tours and events, find a tasting with the CLE Weekend Northeast Ohio Winery Guide.

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D&D Smith Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 11 min

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401 W Main St., Norwalk OH 44857
Telephone: 419-577-0242

We are operating in an 1870 house where the land, pine trees, and water stretch across 1 acre. You are welcome to try samples, buy a glass of wine, or buy a bottle and relax at our facility with a small menu of food items to choose from or bring your own food to grill at our outdoor seating area. A great family environment, with board games and soft drinks available. Wine candles, ingredients, and small winemaking equipment are available for purchase at the winery to make your own wine.
Call ahead to let us know of large parties of 20 or more to be prepared for your arrival. Buses are welcome. Check out our schedule on our website for a calendar of our events.
Bring in your used wine bottles and we will recycle them.

Hours:
Wednesday 12pm-5pm
Thursday 1pm-9pm
Friday 1pm-10pm
Saturday 12pm-11pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

 


Firelands Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 6 min

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917 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
Telephone: 419-625-5474 or 800-548-WINE

Firelands Winery is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie on Isle St. George, an area renowned for its rich viticulture history and unique growing conditions. We have award-winning wines, a charming gift shop, a light menu, tastings, and tours year round. Our site has great outdoor picnic seating as well as being handicap accessible. With pride and passion, we have produced Labrusca and Vinifera wines that we are sure you will enjoy. Order our wines online or stop in for a glass!
Motorcoach and a large group ready by appointment only.

Hours:
November-May
Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
Closed on Sunday

June-October
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday-Saturday: 9am06pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm

 


Heineman Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h – 2 h check ferry times

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978 Catawba Avenue Put-In-Bay, Ohio 43456
Telephone: (419) 285-2811 Fax: (419) 285-3412

Heineman Winery is located on Put-in-Bay and has been making wine since 1888, making it the oldest family-owned winery in Ohio. Travel here by ferry and enjoy a tasting in our chestnut tasting room or out in our wine garden. We are also home to the world’s largest geode, Crystal Cave, that is available to be toured May through September. We ship wine year-round to Ohio residents.

Hours:

Tours daily: May 5-Sept. 25 11am-5pm

Winery open daily from mid-April through late October 11am-7pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm

 


Jilbert Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 41 min (southwest)

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1496 Columbia Road Valley City, Ohio 44280
Telephone: (216)781-4120 Fax: (216)241-5720

Jilbert Winery, established in 1999, is a family owned and operated boutique winery specializing in the production of Ohio honey and grape-based wines. We offer a variety of wines reflecting the diverse palates of our customers. Experience the winery housed in a days-gone-by historic dairy barn built in 1905.

Hours:
Friday: 6pm-10pm
Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm
During the week: By chance or appointment (216-781-4120)

 


John Christ Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 27 min

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32421 Walker Road Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Telephone: (440) 933-9672 Fax: (440) 933-6956

Since 1946, John Christ Winery has been dedicated to the production of fine quality wine. Our Wines are produced and bottled on the winery premise. Our winemaker prides himself in making great wines to enhance your enjoyment of life amongst friends and family.

Retail store Hours:
Mon-Tue-Wed 10am to 6pm
Thur 10am to 11pm
Fri-Sat 10am to 12:00am
Sunday 1pm to 6pm

Hospitality Room Hours:
Thurs 5pm to 11pm
Fri 5pm to 12:00am
Sat 12pm to 12:00am
Sun 1pm to 6pm

Closed Major Holidays.

 


Klingshirn Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 30 min

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33050 Webber Road Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Telephone: (440) 933-6666 Fax: (440) 933-7896

Klingshirn Winery is a third generation family farm winery established in 1935. During the fall harvest, customers often observe the pressing operations and this is when juice, as well as jelly and wine, are sold fresh from the press for drinking. We have a custom label program for customers to personalize their wine bottle. Informal tasting is permitted and informal tours are welcome when time permits.
Please make appointments for group tours over 25 people.

Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

 


Paper Moon Vineyards

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 44 min

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2008 State Road, Vermilion, OH 44089
Telephone: 440-967-2500

Just off Rt. 2, in the historic harbor town of Vermilion, Paper Moon Vineyards serves a selection of regional and vinifera wines. The tasting room offers a view of the vineyard, pond, woods, and an occasional bald eagle.

Hours:
Tuesday-Wednesday: Noon-5pm
Thursday-Saturday: Noon-10pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

 


Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 54 min

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8403 Mason Rd. (1 mi. east of Rt. 61 at the corner of Humm Rd.) Berlin Heights, OH 44814
Telephone: 419-588-3179

Since 2005, Mac McLelland & Bill Gammie have worked in collaboration to establish the winery and offer a wide variety of wines. The vineyard was planted on the highest point of the farm with a view of Lake Erie. This area was once referred to as “The Pinnacle.” As you drive down Mason Rd., you definitely won’t miss it sitting at the peak of the farm. Our vineyard sits at 834′ above sea level, which is 100′ + higher than the surrounding areas along the lake. This fact, along with our proximity of 3 miles to Lake Erie, gives us added protection from Spring frosts and allows longer ripening time for our fruit. As well, the rolling land and sandy loam soil provide good drainage and nutrients necessary for proper fruit production.
Our wine bar offers indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the farm’s valley and Lake Erie. We have live music on most weekends and can rent a portion of our winery for small private gatherings.

Hours:
June-August
Monday-Wednesday: 11am-6pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday-Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: Noon-8pm

 


Redhead Ciderhouse

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 56 min

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8019 St Rt 113 E, Berlin Hts., OH 44814
Telephone: 419-357-2924

We are an apple farm located at Burnham Orchards. We grow 27 different varieties.

Offering 6 varieties of craft hard ciders.
Apple Pie
Redhead Original
Smooth Hoperator
Blackberry Shandy
Witch Be Gone
Hot Chick

Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm
Fri-Sat 9am-10pm
Sun 9am-6pm
Samples or glasses, bottle sales only

 


Rocky Point Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 19min

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111 W Main St., Marblehead, OH 43440
Telephone: 419-967-5344

Rocky Point Winery is located in the historic Marblehead Schoolhouse and owned by the Redfern family. They also own a boutique Inn just upstairs from the winery. The winery offers small plates, over a dozen varieties of wine, craft beers, and many unique distilled spirits. Come with an intimate group of a large party.

Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-8pm

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Benny Vino Urban Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 46 min

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834 South County Line Rd., Harpersfield, OH 44041
Telephone: 216-973-2711

At Bene Vino, its all about the wine! Visit Bene Vino Urban Winery. You will find an award-winning winery and wine without all the fussiness that goes with it. No wine snobs here, just fun people that enjoy fantastic wines, great appetizers from Benvenuto Grille and spectacular weekend entertainment.

Hours:
Friday: 3pm-11pm
Saturday: Noon-11pm

 


Buccia Vineyard Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 12 min

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518 Gore Road Conneaut, Ohio 44030
Telephone: (440) 593-5976

Buccia Vineyard Winery and Bed and Breakfast is a boutique family winery. We offer a variety of fine wines, a laid-back tasting room, live music, casually elegant lodging with vineyard views and special events. Our all-suite B&B features in-room hot tubs, vineyard views, kitchenettes and private baths. We invite you to experience our locally sourced seasonal cuisine with an emphasis on natural ingredients paired with our estate produced wines.

Hours:

Monday – by appointment
Tuesday – Thursday 5-8
Friday and Saturday 12-9


CLE Urban Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 22 min

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2180 B Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
Telephone: 216-417-8313

Raise a glass to Cleveland! CLE Urban Winery is a fun, inviting, upscale boutique winery and tasting room in the historic, urban setting of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. We produce, serve and sell a wide variety of wine, all branded to honor and celebrate the city of Cleveland

Hours:
Mon 5-9pm
Tues-Thurs 2-10pm
Fri-Sat 2-11pm

 


Debonne Vineyards

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 47 min

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7840 Doty Rd., Madison, OH 44057
Telephone: 440-466-3485 Fax: (440) 466-6753

Debonne Vineyards has been growing its own grapes for 4 generations making us a true ESTATE winery with over 120 cultivated acres in the Grand River Valley, we are the vintners who grow the grapes in NE Ohio. Enjoy our year-round activities such as hot air balloon races, concerts, car shows, Sunday Jazz Fests, and wine & food events among others. You can also find our wines in stores and restaurants statewide.

Plan your most special events like weddings and parties at our winery, choose from our varied selection of rooms and atmospheres to host your event.

Individual wine tastings are available anytime and bus tours or large groups are welcome by reservation only to better accommodate your visit; for groups of 25 or more, we offer different tasting packages to suit your needs.

Debonne Vineyards is pet-friendly.

Hours:
Monday-Tuesday: Noon-6pm
Wednesday: Noon-10pm
Thursday: Noon-8pm
Friday: Noon-11pm
Saturday: Noon-8pm
Sunday: Noon-6pm

 

 


Deer’s Leap Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 51 min

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1520 Harpersfield Rd., Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: 440-466-1248

Geneva’s newest winery, a casual atmosphere with a covered deck and spacious showroom. Deer’s Leap offers a variety of wine from sweet Fredonia to a dry Cabernet, as well as a vast selection of fruit wine. International award-winning winemaker Robert Bostwick welcomes you to enjoy the wines perfected by his 35 years of experience. Snacks, as well as lunch and dinner, are served daily.

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 12:00-8:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 12:00-10:00pm

 


Emerine Estates

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 16 min

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5689 Loveland Rd, Jefferson, (Cherry Valley) OH 44047
Telephone: 440-293-8199 or 330-717-5419 Fax: 440-293-8199

Our winery provides a quaint, cozy, and country type atmosphere for all to enjoy. Emerine Estates is a family owned and operated full-service winery that has a long tradition of producing the finest handcrafted 100% all natural fruit and traditional wines in the area. Enjoy our casual menu, picnicking, fishing, and more. Large groups and buses will always be welcome.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Closed Sundays and the month of January

 


Ferrante Winery & Ristorante

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 54 min

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5585 St Rt 307, Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: 440-466-VINO

Nestled along Lake Erie, in the Grand River Valley lies Ferrante Winery & Ristorante; One of Ohio’s premiere vinifera estate grown wineries providing quality, internationally acclaimed wines since 1937.

Wine Sales: Monday-Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 10:00 am-8: 00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-6:00pm

Restaurant: Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-6:00p

 


Goddess Wine House

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 8 min

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3054 W Prospect, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Telephone: 440-964-9993

Goddess Wine House is a cozy winery located in the former Bulger’s Inn. Homemade desserts, colossal cheese trays, foot long hot dogs, and specialty burgers are available to compliment our fine wine menu. The mythical goddess feel radiates from every class of wine we serve.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm-11:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-11:30pm
Closed Sunday

 


Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant

Distance from downtown Cleveland:  53 min

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5750 Madison Rd. (Rt. 528) Madison, OH 44057
Telephone: (440)298-9838

This unique winery has a rich history that dates back to 1976 when Grand River Cellars was known as the Grand River Wine Co. The building itself is located far off the main road, which presents a very exclusive setting. The winery is nestled into the woods allowing for afternoon shade on the hot summer days and a tranquil setting during the winter months. Inside you will be welcomed by a warm and inviting atmosphere that includes a beautiful fireplace, many hand-painted murals, and a large bar area for friends to gather. The winery offers a large variety of appetizers, grilled sandwiches, and a well-rounded dinner menu.
Winner of the business of the year in 2014 by the area chamber of commerce. In 2015 the winery added a new room downstairs called the Wine Cave. This room is perfect for small intimate gatherings.

Hours of Operation:
Winter  (January-April)
Tuesday Noon-4pm
Wednesday Noon-8 p.m.
Thursday Noon-9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday Noon-11 p.m.
Sunday Noon-8 p.m.

Summer  (May-December)
Monday-Tuesday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-8:00pm

 


Harpersfield Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland:  52 min

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6387 St Rt 307, Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: 440-466-4739

Family owned farm and winery in the Grand River Valley wine region of Ohio. Our wine is a product of tradition and estate-grown fruit. At Harpersfield Winery we are open year-round giving you the ability to enjoy a glass of wine by a fire or overlooking the vineyard.

Hours:
Monday-Tuesday: closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00-6:00pm
Special Holiday Hours: July 4th: 12:00pm-11:00pm
September 7th: 12:00pm-6:00pm

 


Hundley Cellars

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 52 min

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6451 N. River Rd (Rte. 307), Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: 440-361-3088

Uncork, unwind inside by the fire or the deck overlooking the vineyards in the beautiful Grand River Valley. This rustic family owned & run winery treats you like family. Deliciously prepared food from Greg Hundley. Their menu changes frequently and their great wine list continues to expand. Definitely a GO-TO, as well as a RETURN-BACK destination. Great wine, snacks, & atmosphere!

Hours:
Sunday: Noon-6pm
Wednesday-Thursday: Noon-8pm
Friday-Saturday: Noon-9pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

 


Kosicek Vineyards

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 57 min

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636 Rt. 534 South, Harpersfield, Oh 44041
Telephone: 440-361-4573

The best view of the Grand River Valley is atop the ridge of this new winery located in Harpersfield Township. Tony Kosicek, the proprietor, is the third generation grape grower and winemaker of these 55 acres of Kosicek Vineyards. Join us for a sip and paint class, a great band on the weekend, or relax on our patio overlooking the vineyard. There is a wine for every wine lover’s palate here at Kosicek Vineyards!

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-7:00pm

 


Laleure Vineyards

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 2 min

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17335 Nash Rd, PO Box 738, Parkman, Ohio 44080
Telephone: 440-548-5120

Laleure Vineyards is a boutique winery dedicated to producing high-quality wines made primarily from vinifera grapes grown on the property. The varietals offered include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Vignoles, Seyval, Cabernet Franc, Viognier and Bianca. We welcome our visitors to bring picnics and snacks to our newly expanded room We are located 1.9 miles east of Route 528 on Route 88 in Parkman.

Hours: Fri. 5pm-9pm
Sat. 11am-5pm

 


Laurello Vineyards

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 59 min

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4573 State Route 307 E Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: (440)415-0661

Laurello’s, a boutique winery featuring some of Ohio’s finest award winning hand-crafted wines, is proud to present its entire collection for you enjoyment. Most wines are from the Grand River Valley region and can be tasted and enjoyed in one of the 3 cozy gathering rooms or on the beautiful covered patio.

Hours:
M&T closed
W-12-4
Th-12-7
Fri-12-8
Sat- 12-9
Sun- 12-5

 


Laurentia Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 52 min

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4599 South Madison Rd., Madison, OH 44057
Telephone: 440-296-9175

Laurentia Vineyard and Winery produces world-class wines that reflect the climate and terroir of the Grand River Valley. We farm 43 acres of estate grown Vitis vinifera vines with a primary focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Our approach to grape growing and winemaking draws heavy influence from classic European methods of production along with extensive research and adaptations applied to our specific vineyard conditions. Winemaking is conducted with a low-intervention philosophy that allows the inherent nature of the wines to shine.
We are open year round and invite you to come to enjoy our rustic yet elegant tasting room and cellar. During the summer months, we have ample patio space with beautiful views of the valley and surrounding vineyards. The kitchen offers locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie along with flatbread pizzas and a selection of small plates all created by our in-house chef.

Hours: Wed & Thurs: 12-8
Fri & Sat: 12-9
Sun: 12-6

 

 


M Cellars

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 56 min

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6193 South River Road, Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: 440-361-4104

This first generation boutique winery was started by a local couple with a focus on producing the finest wines possible. We specialize in Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. After a lot of education and learning processes from regions such as France, Germany, New Zealand, and California to grow their estate wines, we hope to provide high quality wine and a family friendly environment.

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 12pm-6pm,
Friday and Saturday 12pm-7pm.
Open daily.

Reservations for groups of 8 or more.
No buses or limousines please.

 


Maple Ridge Vineyards

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 51 min

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6326 Dewey Rd Madison , OH 44057
Telephone: (440)829-8783 or (440)298-3290

A Membership winery specializing in sustainable and biodynamic practices. Some unsulfited, unfiltered wines available.

Open by appointment – 440-829-8783

Small parties only (<20) by appointment.

 


Markko Vineyards

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 13 min

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4500 S. Ridge Road Conneaut, Ohio 44930
Telephone: 1-800-252-3197 or (440)593-3197 Fax: (440)599-7022

“The wine speaks for itself” so you are invited to come, bring your friends and taste for yourself – share the search for true Lake Erie character. You may tour the cellar and walk the vineyard. As winegrowers of Chardonnay, Johannisberg Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir each vintage challenges the quest for fine quality in this great Lake Erie appellation.

Tasting and sales daily except Sunday, 11 AM to 6 PM.
Appointments recommended. Ask for Linda or Arne.

 


Old Firehouse Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 7 min

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5499 Lake Road, Box 310 Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44041
Telephone: (440)466-9300 or 1-800-UNCORK-1 Fax: (440)466-8011

A quaint exciting winery located on the Lake Erie shoreline in the resort town of Geneva-on-the-Lake. Largest of all the wineries on the Great Lakes and situated in the Village’s first fire station. Old Firehouse is known not only for its fine wines, but also its special events, nightly summer entertainment and food served on the patio.

HOURS:

January thru Late April – Tasting Room: 7 days.
Sunday – Thursday noon to 5pm
Friday – Saturday noon to 11 pm

 


Old Mill Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 57 min

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403 S Broadway (St Rt 534), Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: 440-466-5560

Built in the 1860’s, this historical mill retains the rustic charm of yesterday.

All year long the Old Mill is the perfect place for friends and family to gather for great wine, great food and great times. Relax with a wine
sangria, famous wineburger, delicious steak or pasta dinner. Patio dining and local weekend entertainment.

Hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00pm-9:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm-12:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00pm

 


Park Avenue Winery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 1 h 11 min

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4316 Park Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004
Telephone: 216-401-4941

A neighborhood winery that is focused on the benefits of local produce and talent, the idea is that good friends can gather at this winery. We feature local artists with paintings, pottery, jewelry, and other products in our gift stop. Stop by for a glass, to view our ongoing art displays, a trivia night, or a paint and sip event. We look forward to seeing you!

Hours:
Monday, Weds, Thur 12-7, Fri and Sat 12-8

 


Sharon James Cellars

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 54 min

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11303 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065
Telephone: 440-739-4065

We are a boutique winery with a warm, inviting atmosphere. A place to enjoy
fine wines and appetizer menu items with family and friends. We have live entertainment and menu specials paired with our choice wines on Saturday evenings. Stop in to relax and unwind.

Hours:
Wed – Fri 1-9:00pm
Sat 1-10:00pm

 

 


South River Vineyard & Red Eagle Bourbon Distillery

Distance from downtown Cleveland: 57 min

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6062 South River Rd., Geneva, OH 44041
Telephone: 440-466-6676

This boutique winery, located in an old church, has come to be known as the quiet winery because it is a place where you can spend quality time with friends, family, or a date. This relaxed winery has lots of outdoor, pet friendly seating to enjoy the beautiful vineyard. Our wine selections include Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. We are also the only vineyard in the area to grow Merlot and Semillon.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-7:00pm

E-Mail: southriverwinery@windstream.net Website: http://www.southrivervineyard.com

 

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