It’s been a good year, actually, let me rephrase that – it’s been a GREAT year! Sure, this year has definitely put up a good fight for us… we’ve survived some bad economic times, we’ve dealt with a loss of crop from a late freeze last year, we’ve dealt with losses of loved ones this year but as I take a look back at the entire year, we have been truly blessed.

I have met some great new wine fanatics, had the chance to visit a number of local wineries this year and — the best part — I have had the chance to spend more time with my kids. But before 2010 quietly slips out the door, we want to celebrate one last party with you!

We will be hosting an early New Year’s Eve Dinner at the winery on December 31st from 6-9pm. We are really excited about this event as we are keeping everything local for you. A full dinner buffet with chicken, pasta, crab cakes, vegetables and dessert is being catered by The Garden Bistro. As you and your family and friends sit down for dinner, local singing sensation, Steve Vanderink, will be entertaining you with all of your favorites.

But before you leave our place and head to watch the ball drop with friends, family or in the comfort of your own home, we will be sampling our new Ice Style Wine. We will be releasing this wine in 2011 but would like to help you end 2010 with this great sweet wine. Made from Vidal grapes, we froze the grapes and crushed them to get the highest sugar concentrate from the grapes before they thawed. If you have never tried an ice style wine, this is a great opportunity.

Tickets are $69.99/couple or $38.99/single, not including tax and gratuity.  A full menu is available on our website ( Reservations are required with a $30 non refundable deposit and will be accepted until December 24th.  Just call us at the winery or stop by to make your reservation.

Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Street, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery feel free to call us at 330.527.4118 or please visit