Save the date – Vintage Ohio (and a little brew too) is August 4th and 5th this year. What is Vintage Ohio you ask? It is Ohio’s largest wine festival featuring only Ohio wines and beers held at Lake FarmPark in Kirtland, Ohio. Enjoy the day sampling wines or beers from over 10 Ohio wineries and a couple Ohio breweries, visit over 30 vendors in the fine art and craft show all to the background beat of reggae, jazz, blues and oldies musicians.
Have I piqued your interest? Well, keep keeping reading because there is so much more. Your Adult (over 21 years of age) Wine Sampler ticket into Vintage Ohio allows you to receive a souvenir wine glass, tasting tickets to visit the winery booths, see all of the artists, listen to the musicians, enjoy demonstrations from local cooking schools and stay for fireworks on Friday night.
More and more people are traveling to locations around the greater Cleveland area as Ohio is building up a reputation for great wine. Ohio Wine Producers Association is offering you a chance to drive to one location, Lake FarmParks (about a 45 minute drive from Garrettsville), to try wines not only from wineries in the area but also from Valley Vineyards near Cincinnati, Buckeye Winery in Newark and The Winery at Versailles in Versailles.
Want to learn more about cooking with wine or just freshen up on your cooking skills? Check out the great cooking classes with Chef Lisa Delgado paired with wines from Ohio. Not into wines and want to sample some local craft beers? Stop by the beer tent where you can sample beers from Maize Valley Winery and Chalet Debonne.
As you get ready to leave, you will enter the wine tunnel where all of the wineries at Vintage will be set up for you to purchase their wines to go. Be sure to pick up some wine from your favorite choices that weekend. No matter what you buy or where you taste, make sure you have a good time, sample wines that you have not tried before and enjoy the FarmParks.
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.