GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio —August 23, 2018— Delve into the art of winemaking and tasting at The Lodge at Geneva on-the-Lake. Wine enthusiasts are invited to explore Ohio Wine Country and discover the flavors of the top Northeast Ohio wineries with the new Taste of Ohio – VIP Wine Tour getaway package.

The Taste of Ohio – VIP Wine Tour includes a two night stay on Tuesday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday. Start each morning with breakfast at Horizons Restaurant, then at

11:00 a.m. on the Wednesday morning, embark on the exclusive VIP shuttle to begin the tour. The experience includes a trip to two local wineries, which includes lunch, immersion tours, special tasting and more. Promo Code: VINOVIP

Monthly Schedule *Subject to Change*

–          August 29, 2018 – Taste of Ohio Private Cellar Tours

–          September 12 & 26, 2018 – Barrel Tasting Tour

–          October 10 & 24, 2018 – Harvest Experience Tour

*LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Taxes & Resort fee not included. Starting rate based on double occupancy in standard room. Additional ADULTS will receive amenities and will increase rate. Must be 21+ to book this package.  (Tour offerings change slightly depending on wineries presenting.) Must call to reserve your shuttle seats 440-466-7100.

About The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views) and 25 two-bedroom cottages; Horizons Restaurant, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and amenities that include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.TheLodgeAtGeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call 440-466-7100, then press 2.

 About Delaware North 
Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for over 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with subsidiary and affiliate operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Its portfolio includes high-profile venues ranging from sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national parks, restaurants, airports, and some of the top regional casinos in the country. The company also owns a selection of award-winning destination resorts, as well as a series of premium restaurants and catering services that are leaders in the industry. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 associates serving half a billion guests in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. “Delaware North” is a reference to Delaware North Companies Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including location-specific operating entities.

NEWS RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Maddie Suvak

Yopko Penhallurick LLC
(440) 543-8615 / ms@yp-pr.com





For Immediate Release, Bath, Ohio — Visit Hale Farm & Village on July 14 and 15 for our annual Music in the Valley Folk and Wine Festival.

The Music in the Valley Folk and Wine Festival, supported by Folknet , The Wine Buzz and the Peninsula Foundation / GAR Hall is an opportunity to enjoy local musicians, food and wine. Visitors are welcome to stop and listen to the musicians as they tour the historic grounds, or settle in and catch a main stage performance between noon and 6:30pm daily. Guests can also sample and purchase wine from eleven Ohio based wineries, such as CLE Urban Winery, Gervasi Vineyards, The Winery at Spring Hill, Barrel Run and many more. Local food trucks and vendors will offer up selections for all palates.

This year’s festival will feature regional music acts on the main stage under a large tent in the Village Green. Take in the sounds of Ohio musicians such as; Charlie Mosbrook and Red Brick Rhoades or catch casual jams throughout the property. Guests can also participate in wine and cheese pairing seminars and tasting classes generously supported by The Wine Buzz. Sit back and enjoy an afternoon of great music, wine & food in a unique historic setting.

Sample award winning Ohio wine and tasty culinary treats at Hale Farm & Village. Photo credit, Nancy Balluck.

All regular museum exhibits and demonstrations are open to the public during the festival until 5:00pm daily. Hale Farm & Village showcases 90 acres of historic structures, farm animals, gardens and early American craft and trade demonstrations, including glassblowing, blacksmithing, broom-making and weaving.

The festival runs from 10:00 am -7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday July 14 & 15, admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 3-12 and members are free. Wine tastings are $10 for a logo glass and 6 tickets (good for one tasting each). Extra tickets are available for tastes and glasses of wine and bottles may be purchased to take home. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

For more information visit halefarm.org.

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Featured image: Music in the Valley performers gather under a tree for a relaxing afternoon. Photo credit, Nancy Balluck

Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is located on 90 acres in Bath, Ohio with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations. The location is open for a summer season June – August, Wednesday – Sunday; weekends only September and October; and signature events or educational programming during other times. Visit www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 for seasonal hours,program listings, rental information, and to become a member. This year marks Hale Farm & Village’s 60th anniversary as a museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society.


Founded in 1867, Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is Northeast Ohio’s premier storyteller based on its vast collection of the tangible history of Northeast Ohio. It is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit regional historical societies in the nation. It presents the lives and activities of 19th-Century settlers through historic Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio. WRHS offers a wealth of resources to research your family heritage at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle, Cleveland.

Press release submitted by:
Catherine I. Sterle | Director of Marketing & Sales
Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd. Bath, Ohio 44210
P.O. Box 296
csterle@wrhs.org | 330.666.3711 x 1715

 

 


Canton, Ohio (March 30, 2018): With the construction for the Gervasi distillery and boutique hotel underway, GV Destinations has released the name, renderings and logos for the two new buildings that will reside on the south end of the 55-acre estate.

The distillery is cleverly named “The Still House at Gervasi Vineyard”, the word “still” is derived from “distillery”. A still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor.

Following suit for the name of The Crush House (which houses the winery), The Still House will house the distillery, feature craft cocktails, a cigar lounge, and a coffee house. The large 10,000 sq. ft. structure will feature an extensive line of craft spirits including those locally made. The distillery will open with wine barrel aged bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and select liquors and brandy. The offering of spirits is still under development and will evolve as Gervasi seeks to obtain a master distiller.

“The inspiration for the Italian structure of the distillery is to replicate the look of a church,” said Ted Swaldo, Owner/Proprietor of GV Destinations. “The church, which includes a bell tower, is the center of the town in small villages in Italy, so we felt it was a perfect fit on the Gervasi estate. It is important for us to continue to connect to the Tuscan-inspired feel, but we also wanted to introduce a new design with a fresh look. We found a photograph of a mission-style chapel in Tuscany that we loved and incorporated it in the design.”

The theme of a mission-style church continues inside as the large open structure boasts high ceilings, wooden beams and pendant lights. In the spacious structure, two cozy lounges are accessible for small groups to retreat. Oversized windows will showcase the distillery to allow guests an inside look at the still process. Outside, cigar aficionados can relax at the cigar lounge overlooking the GV estate.

The Still House will be known as a distillery, craft cocktail and cigar lounge by night, but during the day, the church-like structure will transform into a coffee house. The café will feature a new line of Gervasi’s premium blend of organic, fair trade, locally roasted coffee. A variety of specialty coffee beverages will also be available.

The boutique hotel named “The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard” (“casa” translates to the word “house” in Italian), will be built immediately behind The Still House. The single-story structure will host 24 large, luxurious suites. The 18,000 sq. ft. luxury hotel will complement the Tuscan paradise with the same mission décor including off-white stucco with a dark roof, wood accents and wrought iron. Wall niches and Italian tile inlays adorn both the interior and exterior of the guest rooms. Italian tile floors include wood accents; rustic beams and wood ceiling details crown the Tuscan-inspired look.

The Casa will feature a shared lobby and offer an exercise facility for Gervasi guests. The lavish guest suites will mirror the suites in The Villas with high end amenities and features: luxury king-sized beds, in room fireplaces, heated tile floors, heated towel bars and grand showers, as well as other deluxe amenities. In addition, each guest suite will have a covered veranda with direct view and access to a private courtyard and pond with beautiful gardens.

An offering of five different Italian-style gourmet continental breakfasts is included for overnight guests and will be delivered to guest rooms, as well as the availability of deluxe in-room services such as spa treatments, massages and yoga. Guests may order Gervasi wines, specialty foods, and flowers to be delivered to their room.

The project is scheduled for completion in late 2018 to early 2019. Renderings may be viewed at gervasivineyard.com.

ABOUT GERVASI VINEYARD

Located in the heart of Canton, Ohio, Gervasi Vineyard is a unique Tuscan-inspired, upscale winery featuring award-winning wines, craft beer, and fabulous cuisine. Offering breathtaking views of a spring-fed lake, vineyards and nostalgic landscaping across a picturesque 55-acre estate. Gervasi offers an exceptional wine portfolio featuring 28 varietals with a focus on classical European varieties and includes three premier estate-grown North American hybrids. Dine in three distinct restaurants, featuring exceptional cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients. The Italian Bistro, located in the historic barn, features rustic upscale dining. The Crush House Wine Bar & Eatery offers a casual setting featuring a contemporary flair. The seasonal outdoor venue, The Piazza, features traditional, yet casual menu for dining al fresco by the lake. Enjoy boutique shopping in the Marketplace Gift Shop featuring Gervasi wines, specialty items, jewelry and collectibles. Overnight accommodations are available in The Villas, luxurious suites rated by AAA as a Four-Diamond property. Special events include complimentary wine tours, wine and food pairings, seasonal vineyard tours, Cucina classes, live music, art classes, festivals and more.  Gervasi Vineyard is located at 1700 55th Street NE, Canton, Ohio, 44721. For more information about Gervasi Vineyard and GV Destinations, visit www.gervasivineyard.com @gervasivineyard on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube or call 330.497.1000.

Press release submitted by:

Nichole Cardinale
Director of Sales & Marketing
Gervasi Vineyard & The Twisted Olive
GV Destinations
330.433.2930 Direct
330.265.8665 Cell
330.497.1008 Fax
ncardinale@gervasivineyard.com
www.gervasivineyard.com


Many of our Ohio wineries are offering Easter events and/or brunch.  Below you will find a sampling.

NORTHEAST OHIO WINERIES 

Easter Dinner at Crosswind Grille
(The Lakehouse Inn & Winery)
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
Time: Noon – 7PM
Location: Crosswinds Grille
5653 Lake Rd E., Geneva, OH 44041
Reservations required. 440.466.8668

Lunch with the Easter Bunny!
Dates: March 24 & 31, 2018
SOLD OUT: March 24th 11am, March 31st 11 am & 3pm!
AVAILABLE: March 24th 3pm!
Time:  11 AM & 3PM
Location: Debonne Vineyards
7840 Doty Road, Madison, Ohio 44057

Reserve your lunch with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy a relaxing, kid-friendly lunch with the guest of honor – The Easter Bunny!

Prior to lunch there will be activities including a bunny craft and a coloring contest. After lunch enjoy a traditional Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for the kids who find the golden egg in each category.

This is a RESERVATION ONLY event with limited space.

Ages 9 and up $13 (+tax); ages 2-8 $9 (+tax); children under 2 are free.
Reserve your table for 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the event.
Don’t forget to bring your baskets!


Easter Brunch
Date:  April 1, 2018
Time:  11AM-3PM
Cost: $24.99 per adult      $14.95 children 10 & under
Location: Raven’s Glenn Winery & Restaurant
561583 County Road 143, West Lafayette, Ohio  43845
Reservations – 740.545.1000
Celebrate Easter with your family and friends at Raven’s Glenn.
Enjoy a special buffet with made to order omelets, a carving station with Prime Rib and Ham, assorted desserts made from scratch and more brunch favorites!


CENTRAL OHIO WINERIES

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Date: March 31, 2018
Time:  11:30 AM-1:30PM
Location: Camelot Cellars
901 Oak Street, Columbus, Ohio  43205
Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Come to Camelot for our Adult Easter Egg Hunt! Enjoy a glass of wine for only $5.00 while searching for eggs, 3 of which are valued at $50! Must be 21 or older to participate. Reserve your spot now for only $5 at Eventbrite.


SOUTHEAST OHIO WINERIES

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet
Date: April 1, 2018
Time: 11AM-4PM
Location: Buckeye Lake Winery
13750 Rosewood Rd, Thornville, Ohio 43076
Reservations – 740.246.5665


Canton, Ohio (February 1, 2018): Gervasi Vineyard will be expanding Gervasi Village with the addition of a luxury boutique hotel and distillery on the 55-acre estate. The construction of this two-building expansion will begin this spring.

From the concept as a winery in 2010, the large 55-acre estate has grown considerably over the past eight years. The destination resort is built around a state-of-the-art winery currently offering 20+ varietals of wines made on site which includes three estate wines made from grapes grown at Gervasi Vineyard. In addition, Gervasi Village houses three distinct restaurants on the property: The Bistro, The Crush House Wine Bar & Eatery, and The Piazza (seasonal outdoor patio). Two large event spaces were built to host high-end weddings, social functions and corporate events: The Pavilion and The Villa Grande. Guests may stay overnight on the property with the option of two lodging facilities, The Villas and The Farmhouse.

“The addition of a boutique hotel and distillery further exemplifies Gervasi Vineyard as a destination resort,” said Ted Swaldo, Owner/Proprietor of GV Destinations. “To grow strategically, our objective is to listen to our guests and align our business accordingly.”

The hotel and distillery will be built together just across from The Crush House Wine Bar & Eatery on open land currently located on the large estate, specifically on the southwest quadrant. The two new venues will boast a Tuscan-mission style motif and wrap around a European landscaped courtyard to complement the Italian design of the Tuscan-inspired winery and estate.




“We are proud to have grown the Gervasi brand and continue to build Gervasi Village from our Italian heritage”, said Swaldo.

The single-story boutique hotel will host 24 large, luxurious individual suites featuring king-sized beds, fireplaces, heated floors, and other high-end amenities. A covered patio (veranda) will be adjacent to each room, allowing guests to enjoy the picturesque view of the courtyard and pond. The 18,000 sq. ft. structure will feature a shared lobby with an exercise facility for guests. Similar to The Villas, the hotel will offer a gourmet Italian-style continental breakfast delivered to each guest room, as well as deluxe in-room services such as spa treatments, massages and yoga. Guests may order Gervasi wines, specialty foods, and flowers to be delivered to their room.

Once completed, the destination resort will offer a total of 48 luxury suites between the new boutique hotel (name to be announced) and The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard. In addition, The Farmhouse (the original house to the property, circa 1820) also offers accommodations for up to eight guests in four bedrooms, complete with a modern kitchen, large dining room and quaint wrap-around porch facing the spring-fed lake.

“Gervasi Vineyard is a leading example of why one should always dream big,” said Donn Angus, Director of Planning for the City of Canton. “What the Swaldo family has developed in Canton is nothing short of amazing! With the announcement of the future upscale hotel and distillery, I cannot wait to see the completion of these two spectacular venues and the overall community impact. It will certainly prove to be another premiere asset for our fine city.”

Further cementing the position as a destination resort in Ohio, the Swaldo family is adding a 10,000 sq. ft. distillery featuring an extensive line of craft spirits. The expansive structure will showcase high ceilings with an oversized window to view the distillery (similar to view of the winery in The Crush House). A craft cocktail lounge and posh cigar lounge will be featured inside the venue which will overlook the park trails and creek bed. Public and private tours of the distillery will be offered, as well as tasting experiences. The craft distillery will be built adjacent to the south vineyard (in front of the new hotel) and will offer a welcome center for guests.

“We are proud to be one of the first wineries in Ohio to break into the craft distillery market,” said Scott Swaldo, Owner and General Manager of GV Destinations. “There are very few distilleries in Ohio. This provides a great opportunity to expand the demographic into the millennial market and broaden our appeal to consumers seeking a unique experience.”

In anticipation of offering craft cocktails, Gervasi has added a full bar inside The Bistro (the original restaurant to the property which opened in 2010). In The Bistro, an extensive cocktail menu features local craft cocktails among other top shelf spirits to “jump start the experience”. The cocktails are playfully designed and named to fit a “gangster” theme, which is in reference to a shoot-out that took place on the property in 1922.

“Our offering of spirits is still under development, and will certainly evolve. We anticipate beginning with wine barrel-aged Bourbon, Whiskey, Vodka, Gina and select Liqueurs and Brandy, “said Swaldo.

Gervasi Vineyard and the City of Canton are excited to share the development of the two new additions to the estate. “It was important to collaborate with the City of Canton with this project,” said Ted Swaldo. “Canton is home to our family and we are proud to build our family legacy here.”

Gervasi Vineyard is a prime example of how the City of Canton is supporting growth and development of tourism in our backyard. “Gervasi is a first-class destination for locals and tourists for our great city,” said Tom Bernabei, Mayor of Canton. “The current assets – The Bistro, The Crush House, the winery and The Villas – make me proud that Gervasi Vineyard calls Canton home. The addition of the hotel and distillery will be over the top.”

The boutique hotel and distillery are scheduled to be completed in late 2018 or early 2019, with an opening date to be announced.

Press release submitted by:
Nichole Cardinale
Director of Sales & Marketing
Direct: 330.433.2930 / Mobile: 330.265.8665
ncardinale@gervasivineyard.com


CANTON, OHIO – The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Gervasi Vineyard have again partnered to produce a co-branded wine featuring the Hall’s iconic logo. The specially labeled wine, a Limited-Edition label, will make its debut today, Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Gervasi Vineyard.

The 2017 Limited Edition Chardonnay is made with barrel fermentation and sur lie aging, displaying elegant oak and fruit. Each wine at Gervasi Vineyard is given a special name. For this second edition, the Hall of Fame selected the name “Integrity” that ties into the Hall of Fame’s Mission to “Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE!” and the core values learned from the Game – commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence.
Integrity is the dedication to doing the right thing even if it is not easy.

In addition to the Chardonnay, Gervasi Vineyard has elected to re-release the original Hall of Fame Wine, “Excellence”, a Cabernet Sauvignon, which is full bodied with bold layers of black currant, black cherries and notes of plum.

“Partnering with the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the second year is exciting! We are truly proud of Canton and are thrilled to be a part of the iconic Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Enshrinement Festival,” said Gervasi’s General Manager Scott Swaldo. “In addition to the ‘Integrity’ Chardonnay, we chose to re-introduce ‘Excellence,’ Cabernet Sauvignon as a special 2017 Hall of Fame Limited Edition
because it is an award-winning wine.”

The two 2017 Limited Edition Pro Football Hall of Fame wines, “Integrity” and “Excellence”, will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, August 1 and will be sold at Gervasi Vineyard, at The Marketplace and The Crush House for $44.00 per
bottle (take home only). Gervasi Vineyard features 27 wine varietals with a focus on classical European varieties and includes three premier estate-grown North American hybrids. The wine varietals range from a dry Cabernet Sauvignon, such as
“Excellence”, to a sweet Vidal Blanc Ice Wine.

Winemaker, Andrew Codispoti said, “This year’s wine co-branding encore with the Pro Football Hall of Fame is truly elevating and moving. We are pleased to again share tin this spectacular occasion.”

In celebrating integrity and excellence as a premier winery in Ohio, Gervasi Vineyard offers wine education classes, wine tours, and exclusive pairings tours for wine enthusiasts. Complimentary tours of the winery are offered every Saturday at 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. at The Crush House Wine Bar & Eatery. Tours last
approximately 30 minutes with no advance registration needed. Guests are invited to taste Gervasi wines either before or after the winery tour at the tasting bar. All domestic GV wines are available for purchase to take home, including the 2017 Limited Edition “Integrity” and “Excellence”.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will also offer the Limited Edition “Integrity” Chardonnay to groups utilizing the Hall for special events. The Hall offers world-class hospitality opportunities with a variety of event options available including its spectacular main
300-seat Event Center featuring two large theater size screens for presentations. The Hall of Fame’s Hospitality provides full catering and beverage needs plus something nowhere else can offer, a private tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

To find out more about how to host an excellent event at “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth,” please contact Brian Proud, Director of Hospitality, at 330-588-3642 or Brian.Proud@ProFootballHOF.com.

Press release submitted by:
Nichole Cardinale, Director of Sales & Marketing
Gervasi Vineyard & GV Destinations
ncardinale@gervasivineyard.com; (330) 433-2930

Pete Fierle, Chief of Staff & Vice President of Communications
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pete.Fierle@ProFootballHOF.com; 330-588-3622