With 103 wineries throughout the state of Ohio, many of the best grape-growing spots exist right along Lake Erie. In fact, Northeast Ohio boasts more wineries per square mile than in any other region in Ohio. The great lake’s shores are home to the Grand River Valley, a recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA), a designated wine grape-growing region that sets the perfect stage for producing cool climate varietals—Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cab Franc, in addition to some ice wines.
Just an hour drive east of Cleveland, Northeast Ohio’s vineyards attract visitors from near and far. From The Lodge at Geneva and Ferrante Winery & Ristorante in Ashtabula County, to Debonne Vineyards and Laurentia Vineyard in Lake County, our wineries offer an opportunity to experience unique, locally-produced wine up close and personal. The shores of Lake Erie present an endless wine trail of lodging, live music and unique events heralding the region—all poised for you to enjoy a glass of your favorite grape variety.
This is wine country on the shores of Lake Erie. Visit thisiscleveland.com to learn more.