Finding the perfect winery in Geneva, Ohio, is easy! Because of our location within the Grand River Valley, there are plenty of options for those looking for the perfect glass of vino. This blog covers all of the must-visit wineries and where to find them. Get ready for an adventure that is sure to excite and amaze you! Wineries are just the start of activities to enjoy in Geneva-on-the-Lake. Download our Vacation Guide and discover all of the top sights and sees of the area. Everyone grab your glass!
A Guide to the Must-Visit Wineries in Geneva, Ohio
1. Ferrante Winery & Ristorante
The microclimate of The Grand River Valley appellation and the southern shores of Lake Erie gives Ferrante Winery & Ristorante an advantageous opportunity to produce their wines. Ferrante is renowned for some of the best white wines in the country. Naturally, a glass of chardonnay or pinot grigio is a must while visiting! With over 65 acres of manicured vineyards, there is plenty of beauty to discover at this unique winery. Get directions to Ferrante Winery & Ristorante.
2. Debonné Vineyards
Debonné Vineyards boasts over 175 acres of vines. Debonné is the most significant estate winery in Ohio! Debonné is also the first Ohio winery to open a microbrewery. If you are traveling with someone who isn’t a wine enthusiast, we have good news! Beer is also available at Debonné’s microbrewery, Double Wing Brewing Co. Get directions to Debonné Vineyards.
3. Laurello Vineyards
Nestled in the Grand River Valley in Geneva, you will find Laurello Vineyards. This small boutique winery encompasses ten acres of estate-grown vineyards. There isn’t a better way to enjoy Laurello Vineyards than dining at their restaurant or enjoying a wine tasting.
Their dinner menu features everything from pizza and salad to cheese plates. If you’re not hungry, drop in for a wine tasting! Just note that flights may not be available during hectic times like Fridays & Saturdays during their busy season. Get directions to Laurello Vineyards.
4. Hundley Cellars
Music lovers and wine enthusiasts will love Hundley Cellars. In addition to daily tasting room offerings, Hundley hosts several special events throughout the year. Hundley Cellars loves a good party, and music is almost always on the calendar! There couldn’t be a better way to wind down than wine, music, and dancing with friends. Get directions to Hundley Cellars.
5. South River Vineyard
South River Vineyard is a truly unique Ohio winery. Since 2002, owner Gene Sigel has been committed to producing in the Grand River Valley due to protection from the cold and, thus, a longer growing season. Try their old-world wine made from the vinifera grape and see why this winery is among the top in Ohio!
Other Great Wineries in Geneva, Ohio
Madison, OH Top Wineries
Laurentia Vineyard and Winery
Laurentia Vineyard and Winery is one of Madison’s most prominent wineries. The rustic-style estate grows and harvests all of its grapes to produce some of the nation’s most elite wines. The 43-acre vineyard boasts awards from the Ohio Wine Competition, the Fingerlakes International Wine Competition, the Mid-American Wine Competition, Texas International Wine Competition, and the San Francisco International Wine Competition. It’s one vineyard you do not want to miss.
Located in the Grand River Valley wine region, Cask 307 is the perfect place to enjoy wine from the grapes that grow here and learn more about them. This winery covers all the classics, from chardonnay to cabernet sauvignon. They also carried blends and specialty wines for those seeking a unique wine experience. The fun doesn’t stop there! Pair your glass with a fresh charcuterie board from their delicatessen. They even host events, so attend one and experience the local culture!
Festivals and Events
Vintage Ohio Wine Festival
Looking for a way to celebrate great wines? Attend the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival. This festival brings together some of the best vino from around Ohio. The festival offers any wine you can think of and more! Come experience a celebration of Ohio wine at this must-do event.
Regal Vineyards is the perfect place to spend a fall afternoon and maybe evening! This spooky vineyard offers events surrounding Halloween. Join them for a night of ghost dinner, ghost stories, and a glass of blood red or fright white wine. This is perfect even for anyone that loves fall weather or a scary but fun experience!
After a long day of exploring Geneva’s amazing wine scene, continue your night in the heart of Ohio Wine Country at Lakehouse Inn.
You will enjoy countless exceptional amenities during your stay that will make your stay an unrivaled experience. Unwind in the evening with a glass of wine. Schedule a relaxing massage and enjoy a beautiful sunset over Lake Erie. In the morning, you will enjoy an exceptional gourmet breakfast at the renowned Crosswinds Grille! Check our availability and start planning your getaway today!