Friday, May 14, 2010

GaREAT Wine Fest Scheduled May 22

The GaREAT Spring Wine Fest is scheduled May 22 at the sports complex in Geneva. The event benefits the Geneva area Recreational, Educational and Athletic Trust. The event is a celebration of spring, of award winning Ohio wines and the first full summer of activities at the spectacular GaREAT Sports Complex in Geneva, Ohio. Fifteen wineries will gather for a gala day of fun, wine sampling and a preview of the new sports and education facility, 1822 South Broadway, Geneva.
The day will include wine tasting, food sampling, live entertainment an array of artists and crafters, sports related vendors and tours of the world class complex.

Participating wineries include: Al-Bi Winery from Dellroy; Candlelight Wine Cellars, Garrettsville; Debonne Vineyards, Madison; Emerine Estates, Jefferson; Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Geneva; Grand River Cellars, Madison; It’s Your Winery, Akron; Klingshirn Winery, Avon Lake; Maize Valley Winery, Hartville; Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center; Old Firehouse Winery, Geneva on the Lake; Old Mill Winery, Geneva; The Winery at Spring Hill, Geneva; Viking Vineyards & Winery, Kent and Virant Family Winery, Geneva.

Hours for the Wine Fest are 2:00 to 9:00 PM. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the gate. Each ticket includes ten sampling tickets as well as all of the activities and complimentary tours of the facility. Tickets are available by calling the Ohio Wine Produces at 800-227-6972 or may be purchased online.

A portion of the proceeds from the Wine Fest will benefit the Geneva Area Recreational Educational Athletic Trust, a nonprofit corporation supporting this world class multi-purpose facility. The complex will include more than 450,000 square feet of facilities on a 175 acre campus in Harpersfield Township at the intersection of I-90 and State Route 534. There is literally no venue of this kind anywhere in North America. They offer state of the art facilities for baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, field and track as well as volleyball. Additional activities include programs for tots, Striders for Seniors, summer sports camps and community events.

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