How to Enjoy the Grand River Valley Turkey Trot

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Time to curb the summer bod and put on your holiday eating (and wine drinking) pants. Start your holiday season in style at the Grand River Valley Turkey Trot. Taste some of Ohio Wine Valley’s best wines paired with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Experience genuine Ohio hospitality at this annual turkey celebration.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Grand River Valley Turkey Trot

The Grand River Valley Turkey Trot is one of the most popular holiday events of the year. Tour the vineyards and taste the cuisine. It’s the perfect kick-off to your holiday season!

  • What Is It?

The Grand River Valley Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving like you’ve never had it before. The premier progressive dinner event will put you in the holiday spirit before you can say cheers

For one night only, go vineyard hopping and allow seasoned winemakers to assist you in pairing your favorite Thanksgiving dishes with excellent wine pairings. Pair Pinot with pies or Syrah with stuffing. And don’t limit yourself to one winery; try all of the best wines during your trip through the Turkey Trot.

  • Where Is It?

This year’s event includes an array of top-rated local vendors. Start at Debonne Vineyards and enjoy all-encompassing views of their freshly harvested vines. While you’re there be sure to swing by their sister company, Double Wing Brewing Co. From there, you’ll want to check out Ferrante Winery. The friendly winery boasts health-conscious wine options paired with local, live music. Sit by the fire at Grand River Cellars and enjoy your favorite reds with roast turkey. Venture over to Laurello Vineyards to experience the best of Ohio’s ice wine while enjoying the decadent desserts. Finish your tour at Saint Joseph Vineyard. The winery is full of authentically vintage Cabs and Merlots. Discover all of our favorite wineries during your next trip to Northern Ohio! 

  • Who Does It Benefit?

Entry to the event at each winery is five dollars and includes wine tastings, food pairs, and entertainment. Bring a canned good and receive one dollar off of your admission price. Donations and proceeds go to benefit local food banks during the potentially challenging holiday season. Tickets are available at the door. 

Come Back to the Cozy Lakehouse Inn

Sturgeon Suite BedEmbark on the Grand River Valley Turkey Trot and then roll back to The Lakehouse Inn Resort. Book your stay in the Sturgeon Suite and enjoy a queen-size bed, electric fireplace, microwave, refrigerator, and Jacuzzi tub.

Reserve our Winter Getaway and save! Sunday through Thursday guests can stay one night at the regular rate and receive the second at half price. Don’t let a little snow scare you aware—this deal is only available November through April. We can’t wait to show you the beauty of the lake this holiday season!