March 29, 2019

21 Beautiful Cleveland-Area Wineries More Than Worth the Drive

It may be hard to tell from the city, but the Cleveland area has much more to offer than just beer. Only a short distance from the breweries that take up so much of our city's borders, rolling vineyards provide stunning views and some of the finest wine in the state. Check out these 21 Northeast Ohio wineries that are more than worth the drive.

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Ferrante Winery
5585 State Route 307, Geneva, 440-466-8466
The Ferrante Winery has continued the Ferrante family’s legacy of fine wines since 1937. Now, visitors can enjoy the beautiful vineyard’s Italian-inspired dishes on an outside terrace, and observe live music in the warmer months. 
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Ferrante Winery

5585 State Route 307, Geneva, 440-466-8466
The Ferrante Winery has continued the Ferrante family’s legacy of fine wines since 1937. Now, visitors can enjoy the beautiful vineyard’s Italian-inspired dishes on an outside terrace, and observe live music in the warmer months.

Photo via Kaitlyn Ackerman, Kaitlyn_cle/Instagram
Old Firehouse Winery
5499 Lake Rd. East, Geneva, 440-466-9300
The Old Firehouse Winery has something for everyone, with a Ferris wheel (making it basically a mini Coachella) that lights up the grounds at night, diverse music that fills the halls each week and a variety of other events for wine drinkers. They also have an extensive food menu and full bar available. 
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Old Firehouse Winery

5499 Lake Rd. East, Geneva, 440-466-9300
The Old Firehouse Winery has something for everyone, with a Ferris wheel (making it basically a mini Coachella) that lights up the grounds at night, diverse music that fills the halls each week and a variety of other events for wine drinkers. They also have an extensive food menu and full bar available.

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Laurello Vineyards
4573 State Rte. 307E, Geneva, 440-415-0661
A heart-warming family story helped make this winery a reality, and its current owners dedicate the vineyard to their grandfather’s memory, creating wines inspired by the Old World and hosting frequent special events. 
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Laurello Vineyards

4573 State Rte. 307E, Geneva, 440-415-0661
A heart-warming family story helped make this winery a reality, and its current owners dedicate the vineyard to their grandfather’s memory, creating wines inspired by the Old World and hosting frequent special events.

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Harpersfield Winery
6387 State Route 307 West, Geneva, 440-466-4739
Located in the Grand River Valley wine region of Ohio, this vineyard offers stunning scenery to its wine-drinking guests during the summer, while a fireplace makes for a cozy evening in the winter. 
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Harpersfield Winery

6387 State Route 307 West, Geneva, 440-466-4739
Located in the Grand River Valley wine region of Ohio, this vineyard offers stunning scenery to its wine-drinking guests during the summer, while a fireplace makes for a cozy evening in the winter.

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South River Vineyard
6062 South River Rd, Geneva, 440-466-6676
Sitting inside a 100-year-old church overlooking a seemingly endless vineyard, area visitors will find a peaceful winery that serves delicious wines and offers tastings seven days a week. 
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South River Vineyard

6062 South River Rd, Geneva, 440-466-6676
Sitting inside a 100-year-old church overlooking a seemingly endless vineyard, area visitors will find a peaceful winery that serves delicious wines and offers tastings seven days a week.

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Sharon James Cellars
11303 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, 440-739-4065
Local, hand-crafted wine characterizes this Ohio winery. They have a full production facility, wine bar and outdoor patio along with live music each week. 
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Sharon James Cellars

11303 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, 440-739-4065
Local, hand-crafted wine characterizes this Ohio winery. They have a full production facility, wine bar and outdoor patio along with live music each week.

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Jilbert Winery
1496 Columbia Rd., Valley City, 216-618-5749
Housed in a dairy barn that was built back in 1905, Jilbert winery is a boutique winery that primarily creates Ohio grape and honey based wines. 
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Jilbert Winery

1496 Columbia Rd., Valley City, 216-618-5749
Housed in a dairy barn that was built back in 1905, Jilbert winery is a boutique winery that primarily creates Ohio grape and honey based wines.

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John Christ Winery
32421 Walker Rd., 440-933-9672
This winery is located just outside of Cleveland and offers guests wine tastings, special events and casual wine-filled evenings at its stunning vineyards.
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John Christ Winery

32421 Walker Rd., 440-933-9672
This winery is located just outside of Cleveland and offers guests wine tastings, special events and casual wine-filled evenings at its stunning vineyards.

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Klingshirn Winery
33050 Weber Rd., Avon Lake, 440-933-6666
Beginning in 1940, Klingshirn has a rich history of wine-making, which began in the home of the first owner. Now, they sell a variety of delectable wines and juice for customers to make their own wine at home. 
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Klingshirn Winery

33050 Weber Rd., Avon Lake, 440-933-6666
Beginning in 1940, Klingshirn has a rich history of wine-making, which began in the home of the first owner. Now, they sell a variety of delectable wines and juice for customers to make their own wine at home.

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Laurentia Vineyard & Winery
4599 S. Madison Rd, Madison, 440-296-9175
Created by two brothers in 2011, this winery is homey and inviting, serving a variety of delectable wines and bites, as well as a Sunday brunch. 
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Laurentia Vineyard & Winery

4599 S. Madison Rd, Madison, 440-296-9175
Created by two brothers in 2011, this winery is homey and inviting, serving a variety of delectable wines and bites, as well as a Sunday brunch.

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