I have lived in the Cleveland area  all my life and am still amazed to see the temperatures change from 20 degrees and snow to 75 degrees and sun in less than a week. So since it looks like Spring (or perhaps even Summer) is here, it’s time to open the patio, enjoy the outdoors and plan some great events at the winery!

We’re jumping on the adult coloring book craze and starting our own “book club” that’s all about coloring books. Join us Saturday, April 30th from 6pm – 9pm as we kick off our Coloring between the Wines series. Bring your friends (21 and over please) to an evening of relaxing, socializing and of course coloring! We’ll have a variety of coloring pages to select from as well as all of the coloring supplies you need. No charge for this event but please contact the winery at 330.527.4118 to make a reservation to ensure we have enough materials for the event.

Plus – back by popular demand and just in time for Mother’s Day — we will offer a second session of our Re-imagine Scentsy Warmer coloring event. If you missed the first one, have no worries, we’ve opened a new session on Saturday, May 8th from 1-4pm. Bring Mom out for an afternoon at the winery while you color your own Scentsy warmer. We’ll supply the warmer, the markers, a glass of wine or beer and a scent to take home! Tickets are $40/person and reservations must be made by Wednesday, April 27th.

Not into the coloring craze and just want a night to enjoy some wine? We are so excited to announce our wine release party for Saturday, May 28th. We’ll be hosting two release parties that day – you can join us either from 2-4pm or 6-8pm and sample our new wines! We’ll be releasing Blue Spark (a Blueberry Riesling blend), our Rockin’ Raspberry (100% Raspberry), and for our dry red wine fans we will be releasing our Chambourcin, Pirate Syrah and the long awaited Sangiovese!

Tickets are $10 / person (not including tax or gratuity) and include a sample of each wine and an appetizer buffet including Salami Antipasti Bites, Summer Vegetable Pasta, Pulled Pork Bruschetta, Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese and Raspberry Coffee Cake. Reservations are highly recommended as we expect a sold out crowd for each seating – please call the winery at 330.527.4118 to make reservations. When making your reservations please specify if you will be joining us for the 2pm or 6pm tasting.

For all of our live music fans – have no fear, we are still offering live music on most Saturdays from 7:30 – 9:30pm. This Saturday, April 23rd we have local talent Matthew Minnick joining us, then music will begin again on Saturday, May 7th with Joe Fritz. Check out our website at www.CandlelightWinery.com for all of the details and more fantastic events!

Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www.candlelightwinery.com.