Exploring Ohio Wine Country in Ashtabula County

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Thanks to the glaciers that formed the Great Lakes, the area is blessed with rich and fertile soil and, surprisingly, a climate that is highly conducive to growing grapes. Ashtabula County has the highest concentration of wineries in Northeast Ohio.

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Over 50% of Ohio’s grapes are grown in Ashtabula County, and the Grand River Valley boasts more than 30 wineries alone.

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The local pride at each winery means these growers work together. There’s great camaraderie between the wineries, so each stop will gladly recommend other places for you to visit

Each winery visit offers a unique,

intimate experience and you’ll often find hands-on owners who love telling their story and showing you their process with behind-the-scenes tours and tastings.

The Ferrante Family has been producing wines in the Grand River Valley for more than 80 years.

Now Ferrante is one of the largest estate wineries in the Grand River Valley. Stroll the vineyards, sample estate-grown wines, enjoy the outdoor terrace overlooking the vines and savor delicious Italian inspired dishes at the on-site Ristorante.

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Grand River Cellars: Located in the heart of the Grand River Valley Wine Region, Grand Rivers Cellars have produced Ohio wines since 1978. With a rustic and inviting atmosphere, come to enjoy the wines and relax on the secluded outdoor patio. Grand River Cellars also has a restaurant so you can pair your favorite wine with a delicious bite to eat.

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South River Vineyard:

South River Vineyard is known as the “church winery” because the winery is housed in a century old church. Originally built in 1892, the church was transformed into a winery in 2002 and still maintains the original pews, interior door, wainscoting, flooring and some stained glass.

Where to Stay in Ashtabula County, Ohio  While day trips in Ohio are fun, there’s plenty of wonderful Ohio wineries to visit and great things to do in Ashtabula County, Ohio to make it a weekend getaway!

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