Colorful tents, rolling hills, picnic tables, and groves of tall oaks provide a tranquil setting for the festivities. Vintage Ohio is the most acclaimed summer wine and food festival between the Appalachians and Rockies. The festival will be celebrating its 21st anniversary this year. Annually, over 30,000 wine and food lovers travel to the beautiful grounds of the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio to taste exceptional regional wines, sample fine cuisine and enjoy the area’s best musical talent.
This year, a collection of Ohio wineries will be showcasing their best wines and over 100 regional vintages will be offered for sampling. Sophisticated, world-class wines like Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc or Riesling will interest connoisseurs. Fun-to-drink fruit wines made from fresh strawberries, blackberries, peaches and raspberries will appeal to those new to the wine experience. Whether one enjoys red, white, blush, dry, sweet or something in-between, there will be an opportunity to find a favorite ‘Vintage Experience.’ Attendees may also learn more about wine at the wine education demonstrations presented by the American Wine Society. Those 21+ may purchase wine to go at the “Wine Store” to take home the Vintage Ohio experience. Pairings Ohio’s Wine & Culinary Experience tent will host sensory demonstrations.
Some of the area’s best musicians will be performing continuously on two stages. So whether one enjoys the smoothness of jazz, delights in the nostalgia of oldies, or prefers more upbeat rhythms, they will find something that suits their fancy at Vintage Ohio.
Crafters and artists are on site with their wares for people to do a little shopping. Clothing, hats, jewelry, vases, glass works, wine glass holders are just of few of the many options available to consumers. Garden and vineyard tours are available at the Plant Science Center on the festival grounds. See the spectacular fireworks Friday night.
Vintage Ohio has great entertainment, fine food and the region’s best wines. It is held Aug. 7 & 8, 2015 from 1 pm-10 pm each day at Lake Metroparks Farmpark at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road in Kirtland, Ohio. Ohio Farm Bureau members receive $10 off the gate price of $35 with code OF15BF on advance sale tickets through July 24, 2015. Ticket includes entry to the festival, a souvenir wine glass and a wine sampling card. Two-day taster tickets are available for $45. Designated driver tickets are $12 and include admission to the festival and up to 5 non-alcoholic beverages. Children age 4-17 are $3. Children three and under are free.
Vintage Ohio is held in conjunction with Lake Metroparks. Visit the website or call 800-227-6972 for additional information.