Ohio’s Wine Country

Happy November! WOW When did that happen? I know, I know…after October ended. October just seemed to start for me and then POOF! it’s gone.

Last month my friend, Katie, came to visit me here in Geneva and we went to a few wineries! The small part of Ohio I live in is also home to well over half of the wine grape acreage in the state! Katie had come out before and we went to Harpersfield Vineyard, Ferrante Winery and Ristorante, and Laurello Vineyards & Winery.

Our first stop on this trip was South River Vineyard aka the “church winery” because the winery is in a century old church. South River Vineyard is a quiet and unique place to enjoy an AMAZING view of their vineyards. They are home to over 70 acres of vineyards include Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir, as well as Merlot and Semillon, the only farmers in this area to grow them.

The next stop was M Cellars. M Cellars is the brain child of Matt Meineke and his passion for wine. Matt started as a home winemaker but he began to think about different methods to improve the quality of his wine. His family settled on an area in Geneva and the first 5 acres planted were Riesling and Pinot Noir in the Spring of 2008.

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Last winery of the trip was Old Mill Winery.  All year long Old Mill is a great spot for relaxed evening/day with friends and family to gather for great wine, great food and great times. Relax with a wine sangria or a wineburger (!!!!). I love the patio dining during the warmer months!

After Old Mill we crossed the street for some pumpkin cheesecake and lattes at Scribblers Coffee Co. For 21 years Scribblers Coffee Co. has provided customers with fresh, artisan-roasted coffees that exhibit the same amazing qualities in them before they left the roastery. The recent café is a great feature here in Geneva. I go to2014-10-11 17.59.45Scribblers probably 3 times a week to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and probably once a week I get it to go. I love it there! SO glad we have this little coffee shop in town!

2014-10-11 17.14.48Before Katie headed out I took her to the Harpersfield Covered Bridge. It’s one of currently 16 drivable covered bridges in the county, is the third longest covered bridge in Ohio at 228 feet. Fun Fact: Geneva is also home to the smallest covered bridge: West Liberty Covered Bridge.

If you are ever in the area and want to visit some wineries let me know! I’m always up for the adventure!

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