Ohio wine is alive and well and being made right here in Lorain County! Oh how lucky we are!
Joe and I, and our 24 year old daughter Emily, just returned from a visit to Single Tree Winery at 12488 Baumhart Rd in South Amherst, Ohio just 7 miles and 9 minutes from Hallauer House B & B. Single Tree has been selling wine since Dec. 2004 and I’m wondering why we took so long to visit them! They are open Tues – Thurs. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fri. and Sat. from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. with wine tasting daily. The driveway winds through the trees and opens up onto the drive in front of the winery.
We arrived about 2 p.m. and after tasting Apple Wine, a semi sweet fruity wine, Black Label Blend, a blend of their labruscas, and Cabernet Sauvignon, a red, oak aged wine that is rich in complexity and depth with bold flavor and taste, we chose to purchase a bottle of the Cab. We decided, since we skipped lunch, to get a cheese plate to go with our wine. Then out to the outdoor patio we marched to enjoy our bounty. Today is a hot, humid, windy day but we enjoyed sitting in the open air and sipping a super tasting bottle of vino. We may have to make room in our schedule to return tomorrow as the winery is having a special end of summeer bash with hamburgers, hotdogs, and corn on the cob at very affordable prices! Normally, they don’t sell food, but you are allowed to take in your own food and you can even use their grills to cook it on! And while the food is cooking, sip some wine! And while you’re eating the food, sip some more wine! But be sure you have your 24 year old daughter, who only likes Coke, there to drive you home!
So I now know that Joe and I will become regular visitors. And to think that what they call their ‘Happy Days’ are Tues., Wed., and Thurs., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., where all glasses of wine are only $1.99! Why did we wait so long to visit!?
Our next idea is to put together a ‘Winery and Bed & Breakfast Package’ for our guests to enjoy. Stay tuned and come back to the Blog or visit our website to see the final details. If you have any ideas on what a good package would be, go ahead and email us. Let us know! We’d love to hear from you!
In the meantime – think Ohio Wine. You know you want a glass or a bottle! Visit the Single Tree Winery website at www.singletreewine.com or check them out on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/singletreewine