Cleveland fans of wine, fine food and flowering plants have the opportunity to experience a fun and tasty jaunt over two weekends in May (May 2, 3 and May 9, 10) when they attend the Wine N Bloom Wine Trail event involving 18 different wineries located along the Northeast Ohio Vine & Wines Trail. All participating wineries are approximately one hour from Cleveland.
Wine N Bloom Wine Trail Guests will travel on this "drive yourself" tour from winery to winery where they will enjoy wine samples and an appetizer and collect a Spring flower-themed item at each stop. At a designated winery guests will pick up one wine glass per person and a peck basket to collect their blooms at each winery.
Participating wineries are Benny Vino Urban Winery (Perry), Buccia Vineyards (Conneaut), Debonne Vineyards (Madison), Deer's Leap Winery (Geneva), Emerine Estates (Jefferson), Ferrante Winery & Ristorante (Geneva), Goddess Wine House (Ashtabula), Grand River Cellars (Madison), Kosicek Vineyards (Harpersfield), Laleure Vineyards (Parkman), Laurello Vineyards (Geneva), Maple Ridge Vineyard (Madison), Old Firehouse Winery (Geneva-on-the-Lake), Old Mill Winery (Geneva), St. Joseph Vineyard (Madison), The Lakehouse Inn and Winery (Geneva-on-the-Lake), The Winery at Spring Hill (Geneva) and Virant Family Winery (Geneva).
Special Note: Do not use Benny Vino Urban Winery in Perry or the Grand River Cellars Winery in Madison as your first stop as they are already sold out of the baskets.
Cost of the Wine N Bloom event is $50 per couple or $40 for singles.
Tickets to the Wine N Bloom event are good for all 4 days of the event so guests can visit all 18 participating wineries over the course of the 4 days if they desire. Reservations can be made by calling 800-227-6972 or getting online at www.ohiowines.org.
Hours for the event are noon - 6 p.m. each of the 4 days.
For those visitors wishing to stay overnight, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake and Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast in Painesville are offering discount rates for Wine N Bloom participants. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is offering overnight accommodations for two in a deluxe double room starting at $129. Use the promotion code: BLOOM. Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast is offering a 10% discount with a 2 night stay.
Call The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake at 866-442-9763 and Fitzgerald's at 440-639-0845 to make reservations.
All participating wineries are approximately a one hour drive from Cleveland.