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From vine to wine

Ashtabula vineyards offer food, fun, vino

June 27, 2013
By ANDY GRAY - Entertainment Editor (agray@tribtoday.com) , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

A swath of northeast Ohio land only 88 square miles is responsible for 70 percent of the wine grapes grown in Ohio. The shape of the Grand River Valley protects the area from early frost in the spring, and its proximity to Lake Erie extends the growing season in the fall, because the summer months raise the lake's temperature and that warm body of water takes the chill out of cool breezes as they blow over it.

 
 
 

 

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