MICHAEL ANGELO’S WINERY – NE OH
Just a short drive from Cleveland and Akron, Michael Angelo’s Winery is the newest winery to set-up shop in Summit County, Ohio. If the name seems familiar it’s because Michael Angelo’s Bakery has been creating delicious pastries, pies, cakes, strudels, and more in northeast Ohio for a number of years.
Upon arrival you will immediately be greeted with a very modern, light, and airy design. Just to your left when you enter you will be drawn to the case filled with a wonderful selection of items from their bakery. For those who have a bit of a sweet tooth there is plenty of confections to choose from, including chocolate brownies, cheesecakes, pies, macaroons, eclairs, and cannolis. Coffee and tea are also available for purchase.
The winery cafe menu offers a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, and pizzas. Prices range from $5 for soup of the day to $15 for a Wild Mushroom & Truffle Pecorino pizza.
Throughout the year the winery will be hosting special ticketed events. These events include winery tours, Multi-Course Food & Wine Pairings, Friday Night Pizza, and seasonal celebrations. Information about these events can be found on their Facebook page, as well as our event page.
The wine list includes wine selections from various regions across the country. A glass of wine ranges from $8 to $12. The day I visited I sampled the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Wildflower. A delicious wine, that was a medium-bodied wine with fruity flavors.
#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes:
Looking for a getaway idea? Why not enjoy the winery, explore a park, listen to music under the stars, and enjoy a delicious breakfast in a federal period inspired architectural bed and breakfast?
Michael Angelo’s Winery hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Kitchen is open from 12:00pm-9:00pm) | Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Kitchen is open from 12:00pm-10:00pm) | Sundays 12:00pm – 6:00pm (Kitchen is open from 12:00pm-5:00pm) | Closed on Mondays.
For additional winery information visit website.
Included on the winery grounds is an event center.
You may want to bring a cooler for any bakery items you may want to purchase.
The winery is located just a short distance from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Located in the park you will find plenty of trails and places to explore, including Blue Hen Falls and Brandywine Falls. If you love trains the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers a different way to view the parks natural scenery. Check their website for current times. If bicycles are more your speed you can rent bicycles to ride on the towpath at Century Cycles in Peninsula. (9 miles from the winery)
During the summer the Cleveland Orchestra plays at Blossom Music Center. The orchestra allows picnics which can include alcohol. Purchase your picnic food and beverage at the winery then head to Blossom for an evening of music under the stars. Tickets can be purchased for lawn or the pavilion. I suggest you purchase tickets in advance. If you are sitting on the lawn bring a blanket or lawn chair. Lawn chairs are available to rent for a nominal fee. Coolers are also permitted for orchestra concerts. (14 miles from winery)
If you are looking for a place to stay, Shady Oaks Bed & Breakfast is approximately a 10 mile ride from the winery and close to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Blossom Music Center, shopping, and just minutes from Brandywine Falls. Perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Call ahead for availability.
Shady Oaks Farm Bed and Breakfast
241 W. Highland Rd.
Northfield, OH 44067
“Shady Oaks Farm is a beautiful bed and breakfast tucked into acres of private woodlands. This peaceful setting offers views of a horse pasture, walking trails, ponds and beautiful gardens. The property is breathtaking any time of the year. Shady Oaks is a federal period inspired architectural masterpiece, furnished with antiques, and period reproductions. This bed and breakfast allows you to feel like you have stepped back into the 18th century in a elegant environment.”
For those who have requested additional information:
- The Blue Hen Falls photo pictured above is available for purchase. Website: AndrewGacomPhotography
Article: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
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