Wines of the Valley Wine Trail – 2018 Holiday Edition

This past summer I completed the “2018 Wines of the Valley” Wine Trail.  Along the way I learned about the wineries, met knowledgeable wine makers,  enjoyed glasses of wine and even met an official member of “The Winers” Club.

If you haven’t taken the trail, there is still time to earn your “2018 Wines of the Valley Wine Trail” charms and keepsake charm box,  plus maybe even find a few items on your holiday gift list.

Below I have shared information about each winery, including any upcoming holiday event information.  I have also included my #MyOhioFun road trip notes.   There you will find additional information about the trail, as well as information about area holiday events, attractions and/or unique shopping stops.

Let’s get started.

#MYOHIOFUN ROAD TRIP NOTES:

> GET YOUR PASSPORT: At your first winery stop you can pick up a passport, or download a passport online here.

> REQUIREMENTS TO EARN CHARMS:  “…visit each of our six participating wineries, purchase a glass of wine, get your passport stamped and receive a wine charm exclusive to each winery. Collect five or more stamps and redeem your passport at one of our redemption locations (*below) to receive a keepsake charm box plus a bonus charm. Offer good through 2018.”

> * The wine charm box is only available at either Mastropietro’s  Winery or The Vineyards at Pine Lake.  You are going to want to make sure your last stop on the trail is at one of these two wineries.

> Three of the six wineries are located around Lake Milton State Park.

> Each wineries holiday hours vary.

> Please do not drink and drive.

HALLIDAYS WINERY
Location:  2400 NE River Rd, Lake Milton, OH  44429
330.654.9463 | website

Hours:
October-April: Wednesday-Thursday 12:00PM-8:00PM
Friday-Saturday 12:00PM-11:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-8:00PM

Halliday’s offers a nice selection of appetizers, salads, paninis, sandwiches and flatbread pizzas.  Click here to see menu. Individual wine tastings are available any time the Winery is open.

HOLIDAY WINERY EVENTS:

Live Entertainment
Friday and Saturday evenings | 7pm-10pm
Check the events calendar for the upcoming music schedule





MYRDDIN WINERY
Location: 3020 Scenic Avenue, Lake Milton, OH  44401
330.654.9181 |  website

Hours: Thurs 5-9, Fri 1-10, Sat 1-10, Sun 1-6

This winery is tucked in the trees with a view of Lake Milton.  They offer a selection of food items, like cheese plates, sandwiches and pizza. Please refer to their website for additional menu information. 



LIL PAWS WINERY & BREWERY
Location:  17574 Mahoning Ave., Lake Milton, OH  44429
330.970.9463 | website

Hours: March-December:
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00PM-9:00PM
Friday 5:00PM-10:00PM
Saturday 12:00PM-10:00PM

Lil Paws does not serve food.  You are free to bring something from home or from a local restaurant to enjoy with your wine.

HOLIDAY WINERY EVENTS:

Live Entertainment
Saturday evenings 
Check the events calendar for the upcoming music schedule

 

#MYOHIOFUN ROAD TRIP NOTES:

The above three wineries are located near Lake Milton State Park.
If you are bird watcher, its scenic shoreline provides habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds.

NEARBY  ATTRACTIONS

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course
Location: 655 N Canfield Niles Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515
website

SIDE TRIP:

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon (a 15 minute ride from Lil Paws)
2759 N Lipkey Rd, North Jackson, OH 44451
website

The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon include a 55-ft. tower topped by a 16-ft. statue of the Virgin Mary carved in rose granite, large religious gift shop and more. 

 


*MASTROPIETRO WINERY
Location: 14558 Ellsworth Road Berlin Center, OH 44401
330.547.2151 | website

Mastropiétro Winery was established in 2005, and was the first winery in Mahoning County.

Winery, Exterior Grounds, & Tasting Room Hours:
Thursdays: 4:oo-9:00pm – Closed on Thursdays during winter season (Nov-Feb)
Fridays: 4:00-11:00pm
Saturdays: 1:00-11:00pm
Sundays: 1:00-5:00pm

Off season the offers a selection of cheese and crackers. Click here for more info.

HOLIDAY WINERY EVENTS:
Friday and Saturday evenings | 7pm-10pm
Check the events calendar for the upcoming music schedule!

NEARBY LODGING
Bella Fattoria Bed and Breakfast
Location: 14560 Ellsworth Rd, Berlin Center, OH 44401 330.720.2544 | website

“Bella Fattoria is a farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in northeast Ohio. Located within walking distance to Mastropietro Winery and minutes from several other wineries. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance.”

 


#MYOHIOFUN ROAD TRIP NOTES:

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

A 15 minute ride SE from the winery is White House Fruit Farm.  A definite stop.  This family farm and farm market has earned a spot on many road trip stops for their famous “Blueberry Donuts”.
Location:  9249 Youngstown – Salem Rd, Canfield, OH 44406
website

NEARBY HOLIDAY EVENTS

Canfield Christmas Lights ( 15 minute ride)
Location: 333 Fairview Ave, Canfield, Ohio 44406
“…the lights are also synchronized to music, streaming through 107.7 FM.”
Learn more here.


 

DILETTO WINERY
Location: 8578 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512
330.286.3925 | website

NOTE: Reopening for wine sales is expected late December 2018, pending state permit transfer.
Currently only hosting special events
.

If you stop by to check out their new location, they will still give you a charm.  You can purchase a bottle of their wine down the street.

HOLIDAY WINERY EVENTS:

Sip ‘n Paint: Country Holidays 
Date: December 20, 2018 | 6pm-8pm
Reservations required.

Sip ‘n Paint: Grinchmas
Date: December 22, 2018 | 1pm-3pm
Reservations required.

 

 


#MYOHIOFUN ROAD TRIP NOTES:

NEARBY HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Mr. Darby’s Antique Mall (located right next door to the winery)
Location: 8574 Market Street, Boardman, OH  44512
330.953.3226 | website

Gorant Chocolatier Factory Store
Location: 8301 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512
330.758.4208 |  website

The Amish Market
Location: 6121 South Ave, Boardman, OH 44512
website
Hours: TH & FR 9am-6pm SAT 8am-4pm
You will find bulk foods, fresh produce, meats, gourmet popcorn, Amish goods, decorative items, bird feeders, furniture, and so much more. Make sure you try one of the homemade pretzels.  Bring a cooler!

NEARBY HOLIDAY EVENTS


Winter Celebration: Frozen in Time
Dates: December 1 -30, 2018
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Mill Creek Metroparks – Fellows Riverside Gardens
123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509
website
Winter Celebration – Frozen in Time, a sparkling winter wonderland brought indoors as we celebrate the Garden’s Diamond Anniversary! Plus, enjoy the annual holiday tree walk, scavenger hunt and the seasonal blooms.

Arms Family Museum – Memories of Christmas Past
Dates: November 17, 2018  – January 6, 2019
Tour Times: Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays until : noon-7:00pm
(closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)
Location:  648 Wick Ave, Youngstown
Phone: 330-743-2589 | website

Admission Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $7 for children (3-17)

“The Arms Family Museum is sparkling for the holiday season! Memories of Christmas Past, the annual holiday spectacular, is in its 11th year in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms. The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home are filled to the brim with rare, one-of-a-kind, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, and toys.  This display features many pieces from the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s collection as well as items on loan from private collectors.”


HOLIDAY SIDE TRIP:

A quick 15 minute ride from the winery is LANTERMAN’S MILL, located in the Mill Creek Metroparks. “One of Mahoning County’s most historic landmarks, Lanterman’s Mill was built in 1845-46 by German Lanterman and Samuel Kimberly.”  The Mill is not open for viewing inside during December, but the view from the outside is still beautiful.  Right next door is the Covered Bridge.  A great place to enjoy a walk.

Location: 1001 Canfield Rd. (SR 62), Youngstown, OH 44511
website

 





* THE VINEYARDS AT PINE LAKE
Location: 14101 Market Street, Columbiana, OH  44408
330.234.759.3980 | website

Tasting Room
Sunday- 12-6pm Monday- CLOSED
Tuesday- 3-9pm Wednesday- 3-9pm
Thursday- 3-9pm Friday- 3-11 pm
Saturday- 12-11 pm

Your going to want to make sure to enjoy lunch or dinner at The Vineyard.  From Chicken Piccata to Crispy Thai Calamari, their Executive Chef has created a nice selection of menu items that pair well with their wines and beers.

 

 

#MYOHIOFUN ROAD TRIP NOTES:

NEARBY HOLIDAY SHOPPING
G. Burbick Farms
Location: 13480 New Buffalo Rd., Columbiana, OH  44408
330.502.2133 | website

Black Angus Farm Raised Beef.  Frozen meats and jerky are available. Bring Cooler.


NEARBY HOLIDAY EVENTS:


JOY OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW.
The light show is a quick 8 minute ride from the winery.  The light show is considered Northeast
 Ohio’s Biggest Light Show with over 75 displays and a million Christmas lights.
Dates: December 1-2, 7-30, 2018
Location:  Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, Ohio
website

 

Need a place to stay while on the trail? The staff at the Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to assist.  Click here for more information.

Article by:
D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com