Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Cheer On The Tannenbaum Trail

We've been to quite a few wineries over the years, but hadn't yet visited perhaps the top wine region of Ohio, the Grand River Valley and the wineries of the Geneva area. We happily corrected that situation this last weekend as we took advantage of the Tannenbaum Trail.

2009_1205tannenbaumtrail0043 The Tannenbaum Trail is a self driving tour of 13 outstanding regional wineries. You have three weekends (Fridays & Saturdays-Noon to 6pm) to visit 13 northeast Ohio wineries. Tannenbaum Trail weekends continue December 11-12 and 18-19.The cost is $35 per person and $45 per couple.

We had the chance to visit nine different wineries during our weekend outing -- seven on the tour and another couple that were nearby and certainly worth a visit. I'll be doing a write-up on each of the wineries, but wanted to post this right away so that you take advantage of this great event. Don’t miss out!

The event focuses on the Lake Erie Vines and Wines Trail, which features 20 wineries spread from Madison to Conneaut. Thirteen wineries participated in the Tannenbaum Trail and they are listed in the link above to my previous story. This is in the heart of Ohio Wine Country in picturesque Lake and A2009_1205tannenbaumtrail0022shtabula counties. In addition to the wineries,
there are more than 16 covered bridges in the area and the rollicking city of Geneva, which has plenty of entertainment, dining and lodging.

In the top photo you can see some of the bounty we brought back from our trip. The lower photo shows Rose Dolanck and Leslie Braugh of Pittsburgh enjoying themselves at the Ferrante Winery tasting room in their stylish wine glass spectacles.

Stay tuned. I’m working on the winery reports right now!

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