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June 2021, Cleveland Wineries

Featured Articles

Cleveland Wineries: 16 Vineyards Worth A Visit

From lush vineyards to intimate tasting rooms with endless wine variations, here's how to make the most out of Cleveland's wine country.

Food + Drink

After 25 Years, The Velvet Tango Room Is Still Cleveland's Go-To Cocktail Lounge

New owner Ron Leonhardt Jr. — a longtime Velvet Tango Room patron — has made it his mission to change as little as possible about the Duck Island bar.

An App You'll Love: The Last Page's Scallop Okinawa

Inspired by various raw scallop dishes, the dish went through several iterations before Kind of One Concept's culinary director Jordan Rolleston settled on the current recipe.

Best Things We Ate This Month: Szechuan Gourmet, Cilantro Taqueria And More

The editors of Cleveland Magazine share the best local dishes they ate this month.

City Pop Sushi Offers Downtowners A Streamlined Sushi And Bubble Tea Menu

The only thing more vibrant than the East 12th Street spot's murals is the sushi itself.

Cleveland Experts Help Us Craft Ice Cream At Home

Whether you like your ice cream rolled, handmade or covered in toppings, confectioners from Remixx Ice Cream and Cereal Bar and The Treatery have the tips and tricks you need to maximize on peak ice cream months.

Cleveland Wineries: 16 Vineyards Worth A Visit

From lush vineyards to intimate tasting rooms with endless wine variations, here's how to make the most out of Cleveland's wine country.

Cleveland Wineries: 3 Area Wineries That Present Perfect Food And Wine Pairings

If you love a glass of wine with your meal, here are three local wineries that have the food and wine to cleanse your palate.

Cleveland Wineries: 3 Cleveland Wineries With Rich Histories

From former mills to reinvented general stores, these area wineries have a history almost as expansive as their wine collection.

Cleveland Wineries: 3 Things To Consider When Tasting Wine

Doing a wine tasting is so much better when you know how to identify what you're sipping on. Here are our three tips to help you maximize your next wine tasting.

Cleveland Wineries: 3 Tips For Storing Wine

Flight Cleveland's Lindsay Smith shares three must-know tips for maximizing your vino's shelf life.

Cleveland Wineries: 3 Types of Grapes You Can Find Throughout Northeast Ohio

Without grapes, there'd be no wine. Here are three grapes grown in our own backyard that help make local wines.

Cleveland Wineries: 3 Winery Tours You Need To Take This Summer

With so many wineries located in Northeast Ohio, it can sometimes seem like an impossible feat to visit all of them. Here's our guide to help you plan your trip.

Cleveland Wineries: Behind Vermilion Valley Vineyards Sustainable Winemaking Practices

With no grapes or juices brought in from outside sources, owner Joe Juniper has made his mission to make his winemaking process as homegrown as possible.

Cleveland Wineries: Buccia Vineyards Is The Ideal Place To Relax

This 13-acre property, which features four glamorous suites, is perfect for everything from elegant weddings to weekend excursions.

Cleveland Wineries: Chateau Hough Brings Positive Attention To The Hough Neighborhood

Set across a space that was once three vacant lots, this winery founded by Mansfield Frazier aims to foster economic development.

Cleveland Wineries: CLE Urban Winery Combines The Elegance Of A Country Vineyard With A Downtown Setting

Located in a former auto garage, CLE Urban Winery has everything from sweet reds and whites to a wine slushie.

Cleveland Wineries: Ferrante Winery & Ristorante Combines Elegant Wines With Homemade Meals

This Geneva winery has a full-service Italian restaurant to complement its broad range of wines.

Cleveland Wineries: Firelands Winery Grows Its Offerings With New Winemaker

After being brought on board in 2019, winemaker Margot Federkiel offers a unique look to Firelands' winemaking process.

Cleveland Wineries: Gervasi Vineyard Is A European Experience In Your Own Backyard

Come for the sprawling 55-acre campus, stay for the Abbraccio cabernet sauvignon, which is a full-bodied blend of several California vineyards from different regions.

Cleveland Wineries: Head To ThornCreek Winery For Farm-To-Table Dinners and Smooth Wines

All 11 wines at this 9-acre winery are small batch and handcrafted on-site.

Cleveland Wineries: Here Are 3 Unique Winery Experiences You Need To Try This Summer

From crystal cave tours to horseback riding, these area wineries are about more than just wine.

Cleveland Wineries: Klingshirn Winery Combines A Homey Feel With Extravagant Tastes

The third-generation owner of Klingshirn Winery, Lee Klingshirn makes the most of the winery's 20 acres.

Cleveland Wineries: Laurentia Vineyard & Winery Combines Picturesque Views With Sweet Sips

With a rustic tasting room and 48 acres of space, the Madison vineyard is one of the area's premier wineries.

Cleveland Wineries: Let Cask 307's Plethora Of Activities Be The Highlight Of Your Summer

This boutique winery owned by Debonne Vineyards offers opera night dinners and live music, among other outdoor activities.

Cleveland Wineries: Lincoln Way Vineyards Is A Must-See Destination

Along with beautiful views, the Wooster spot boasts chardonel, a varietal-named wine that's a cross between chardonnay and seyval blanc.

Cleveland Wineries: Maize Valley Winery And Craft Brewery Is A Beer And Wine Lover's Paradise

This Stark County winery, nestled in the heart of Amish Country, has up to 30 wines available at any given time.

Cleveland Wineries: Sarah's Vineyard Mixes Vino And Views For A Winning Formula

Located across the street from Blossom Music Center, Sarah's Vineyard serves a majority of its wine on tap, a process that cuts down on waste while also giving its wine less sulfites.

Cleveland Wineries: South River Vineyard Offers European Countryside Vibes

The sprawling, 140-acre estate in Geneva features a winery housed in an old church, complete with a pews and a regal, columned veranda.

Cleveland Wineries: The Life Cycle Of A Grape

From a tiny vine to crisp wine, Debonne Vineyards owner Tony Debevc walks us through the six steps every winery grape takes before it's bottled up.

Cleveland Wineries: Vino Veritas Cellars Winery Offers Fun At Former Schoolyard Space

At this 2.5-acre private park in Old Brooklyn, Vino Veritas Cellars Winery packs a plethora of options into a small package.

Five Cleveland Pick-Your-Own-Fruit Farms To Try This Summer

Gather strawberries, blueberries and other fruits at Fitch's Farm Market, Patterson Fruit Farm, Rittman Orchards and others.

Keleman Point Farm Is Committed To Sustainability

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park farm, which celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, focuses on homegrown heirloom vegetables, heritage-breed animals, pumpkin patches and more.

In the CLE

1966: The Hough Neighborhood Riots Change Cleveland Forever

After a Black patron was denied a glass of water by a white bar owner, the Hough neighborhood was enveloped in nearly a week of unrest.

Apartment Trends Are Shifting To Provide More Affordable Options For Clevelanders

With downtown living ramping back up, more and more apartment complexes are beginning to cater towards the non-luxury crowd.

Community Issues Have Become Afterthoughts In Local Elections. Could 2021 Change That?

Northeast Ohio's 11th and 16th congressional districts are the poster children for gerrymandering. This fall's round of House redistricting could tamper down on hyper-partisanship.

Editor's Note: Why You Should Visit A Local Winery

With summer in full swing, editor Kim Schneider shares why Northeast Ohio's winery scene is a must-do.

Essay: How We Can Learn From The Past To Shape The Future

One Cleveland writer reflects on how much the world has changed (or in some cases, hasn't changed) over a lifetime.

Expansion Is On The Horizon For The Greater Cleveland Food Bank

With plans to move to a larger space by summer 2022, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is hoping to serve 12.5 million more meals per year.

Rid-All Green Partnership Uplifts Urban Farming In Cleveland

For 10 years, the partnership has planted roots in the Kinsman neighborhood.

The History And Art Behind A Good Fireworks Show

John Sorgi, co-owner of the 100-year-old American Fireworks, talks to us about the history, joy and nostalgia around fireworks.

Three Of The Rarest Cards To Come Through Akron's Full Grip Games

From Pokemon's Charizard to Mewtwo to The White-Bordered Lotus, owner Jameson Reeves shares the most-coveted cards he's seen come through his Akron shop over the past year. 


"Bruce Springsteen: Live In The Heartland" Explores Cleveland's Impact On The Boss

The new book from author Peter Chakerian centers around never-before-seen photos from legendary photographer Janet Macoska.

Hedge Gallery Provides A Home To Underrepresented Local Artists

Since opening the space more than a decade ago, owner Hilary Gent's mission remains the same: creating a welcoming and open atmosphere for both the artists and viewers.

The Cleveland Institute of Art's Legacy Is On Display Through Its Alumni Exhibition

With 48 artists across multiple disciplines, the exhibit is built around showing off the range of the Institute's alumni.

The Sculpture Center's "Crossroads" Exhibit Is a Digital Examination Of Cleveland's Past

An augmented reality exhibit spread out throughout six East Side communities, Crossroads explores Cleveland's forgotten histories.

Why You Need To Add This Year's Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winners To Your Reading List

From harrowing tales of nonfiction to comedic stories, these books will be honored Sept. 30 at the 86th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony.

You Should Be Reading These 10 Cleveland Authors This Summer

Celebrate National Book Lovers Day on Aug. 9 with a novel, memoir or nonfiction book from these Northeast Ohio authors.

At Home

A Clevelander's Seasonal Guide To A Lush Lawn

From proper watering, weed defense and more, here's what local experts say about keeping your yard fresh and green.

Let Light In (Or Don't) With These Three Shade Trends

Ann Ewart, owner of Western Reserve Designer Fabrics, says solar, natural woven and sheer shades are stylish and practical.

This Transitional-Style Home Boasts Modern Elegance And Traditional Charm

W Design's Brittany Green gives us a look inside this stunning Hunting Valley home.


Check Out The Print Shop The Next Time You Need A Gift

From a cocktail mix set to watercolor candles, the Bay Village store has something for everyone and every occasion.

Lash Extensions Free You Of The Hassle Of Fake Lashes

Blush Beauty Bar owner Kaetlin Bradford walks us through three things to consider when getting lash extensions.

Travel & Outdoors

New Open-Air Suites at Progressive Field Offer Luxe Views Of America's Pastime

Vice president of sales Tim Salcer details three things to know about how the new suites enhance your game-day experience.

The Funny Bus Mixes Cleveland Sightseeing With Timely Humor

We ask co-owner Dean Schurr three questions about what a ride on the Funny Bus will entail.

The Workz In Cuyahoga Falls Is An All-In-One Entertainment Destination

With an arcade, duckpin bowling and a speakeasy, there's no shortage of things to do at this entertainment center located in the former Falls Theater building.