VERMILION VALLEY VINEYARD NEWS
Please note our Winter hours: Thurs: 3-9 p.m.; Fri: 3-11 p.m.; Sat: 12-11 p.m,; Sun: 12-5 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day
Bring your shamrock and green ribbon to Vermilion Valley Vineyards on Sunday, March 16, when we’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a day early. Listen to traditional Celtic music by Sarah Vail while enjoying a tasty repast of a Corned Beef Panini sandwich, homemade potato soup and a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" cupcake. We'll make a devilish-ous Green Sangria for you to enjoy, too. The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. The cost, per person, is $10. To make a reservation, please call 440-965-5202, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Little Picasso, a Little Wine
The Vineyard has joined hands with Amherst’s fun-filled Whet Your Palette program, where guests can learn how to paint. The Whet Your Palette painting class will take place on Sunday, March 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost, per person, is $35, which includes instruction, materials and a glass of your favorite Vineyard wine. Call or email the above for reservations.
Sunday Wine Sales Have Begun!
We’ll continue with wine sales every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Frozen Grapes: The Vineyard's First Ice Wine!
In the next few months, wine enthusiasts will be able to buy the Vineyard’s first bottles of Ice Wine. Ice wine is a delicious dessert wine that dates to Roman times, when frozen grapes were used to make wine.
Vitis vinifera grapes are typically used, such as Chardonnay or Riesling. Grapes are picked when they’re frozen at temperatures below 20° F. The water in the grapes freezes, and when the grapes are pressed out what remains is a concentrated sweet and flavorful juice. Twice as sweet as typical grapes, the juice still needs to be fermented.
According to Joe Fowler, our winegrower, 35 gallons of Vermilion Valley Vineyards Ice Wine will be bottled. We’ll let you know when this precious wine will be released.
ABOUT US: OUR WINERY AND ITS SETTING
Vermilion Valley Vineyards is located about two miles east of the village of Birmingham in the northern part of Ohio's Lorain County. Our environmentally friendly, award-winning building occupies high ground surrounded by meadows, over 5000 classic-variety grape vines, and numerous other plantings. Native wetland vegetation surrounds our 1.5-acre stocked pond. You can enjoy views of all of these features and the neighboring farmlands from our tasting room, covered patio, and pond-side fire pit. Our landscape is yours to enjoy and explore. Consider enjoying your own picnic meal at our tables. Children should find our out-of-doors environment especially appealing and educational.
Indoor and outdoor facilities can be reserved during business hours and at other times for a variety of kinds of activities such as weddings, dinners, class reunions, and business meetings. To learn more about what we do, how we do it, and the rural economy and natural history of Lorain County see the Programs and Events section of this web site. Also check our Upcoming Events page for weekend opportunities to participate in vineyard and wine making activities and sign up for our regular e-mail updates.
Call us at 440-965-5202 or e-mail us at email@example.com for details or to make reservations. We look forward to your visit!