Last Updated: October 22, 2017
Looking for a low key spot to chill out with friends on the weekend? Check out some of the best wineries in the Cleveland area below! Visit High Low Winery in Medina for great wine and a great photo opp (their light up “Get Low” letters are so cool!) or head to Geneva for a pick of a ton of awesome places. Don’t forget to sample before you choose-all the wineries below offer samples of their homemade wine. Try them all out then pick your fave!
Located in Historic Tremont, Press Wine Bar is the first location in Cle to offer wine on tap. Their draft wine system provides consistency with every glass ensuring you experience the wine how the winemaker intended. It’s served at the proper drinking temperature and there is no risk of oxidation-meaning their wine doesn’t lose its flavor over time. The wine on tap method they use is environmentally friendly-one keg of wine takes up less packaging than 26 wine bottles. Head there with friends and grab a table to order up a few glasses of wine and a dish or two to go along with it. Check out Press Wine Bar for a different wine drinking experience!
The Ferrante family has been making and selling wine since 1937. They have a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and are located in Geneva. There is also a restaurant on the property that focuses on serving food that pairs well with wine. Feeling like just enjoying a few glasses of wine? Head to their tasting room before you decide what you’re feeling. Take your time tasting their homemade wine before you decide on your favorite. Head there in the summer to enjoy their outdoor dining while listening to live entertainment. Take in the views of their 65 acres of vineyards while you’re there. Great wine and great views-sounds perfect!
Harpersfield is open year round and is located in Geneva. Before you go, check out their website to find out what events will be happening. Throughout the year, there are live entertainment options that you can enjoy while drinking a glass of wine and enjoying one of their items off their food menu. Don’t forget to take a bottle to go once you find your fave wine!
Feeling a pizza and wine kind of night? Head to Sarah’s Vineyard in Cuyahoga Falls to snack on some homemade wood-fire pizza with a bottle their wine. If you’re checking them out in the summer, look into their Annual Summer Solstice Festival that’s held in June. You can enjoy live entertainment, good wine, and several local food options. Walk around the ground and take a look at the featured artisans. There are so many options for purchase-pottery, jewelry, photography, garden art, clothing, and more!
High Low Winery offers tasting rooms, outdoor seating, and great views of its vineyard. Curious about their offerings? Check out their website and read up on their wine. Also be sure to take a look at the live entertainment options they offer year round. Head here in the summer to enjoy a little sun out on their back patio. Listen to a band and sip on a glass of wine while catching up with friends.
Gervasi offers the total winery experience. It’s the perfect place for local wine lovers, diners, families, and tourists who appreciate good wine and food. Their wines are among the best in Ohio and are produced by wine experts. Enjoy food made with fresh seasonal ingredients at The Bistro. Sip your wine while taking in the views of the vineyards and landscaping surrounding the Gervasi property.
CLE Urban Winery’s wine slush was chosen as the 2016 Best of Cleveland Editor’s Pick Winner by Cleveland Magazine. They’re a fun, inviting, upscale boutique winery that’s located in the historical city of Cleveland Heights. They produce, serve, and sell a variety of wine, all of which are intended to honor and celebrate the city of Cleveland. Check out their wine production facility, signature tasting bar, and retail outlet when you visit. CLE Urban Winery is a chic comfortable location that is a perfect place to appreciate wine made locally. Feeling like brushing up on your wine knowledge? Sign up for one of their wine education and appreciation programs. It’s a great activity to do as a couple or with friends!
Known as a the “church winery,” South River Vineyard is housed in a century old church. It currently operates as a quiet and relaxing boutique winery. They are located in Geneva and offer wine drinkers taste testing and great views of their vineyards. Head out to their back patio on a cool fall night and sit next to their stone fireplace. Grab a glass of wine and take a stroll through their vineyards; bring food when you visit and have your own picnic-perfect for a date night!