Welcome back to our fourth post in our blog series, “5 Things You Didn’t Know About”, where we bring you some interesting and notable information about the members of Adventures in Northeast Ohio!
Our next feature showcases our member Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio!
#1: Gervasi Vineyard is a 55-acre estate with five acres of vineyards, a six-acre spring fed lake and walking paths, winery, bistro dining, wine bar, eatery, marketplace, conference center, and villa suites. As soon as you drive through the welcoming arches at Gervasi’s entrance, it’s as if you are transported to Tuscany! They call this “The Gervasi Ultimate Experience.”
Gervasi Vineyard provides guests with a beautiful experience that appeals to all the senses by integrating the pleasures of wine, food, atmosphere, tradition, and service into memorable moments that last a lifetime. Their wine varieties are among the best in Ohio, produced by wine experts. The Bistro ingredients are seasonally hand-selected and often grown by local farmers. The property vineyards and landscaping are picturesque from every view and include beautiful grounds with activities for relaxation and fun. Gervasi Vineyard is designed for adults seeking an affordable, fresh and romantic dining experience by night; families seeking outdoor beauty, fun, and great food by weekend; and corporate teams looking for a unique meeting setting by day.
#2: Gervasi Vineyard is far more than a winery. Its eateries and AAA Four Diamond Award winning inn make the vineyard a great escape for an afternoon or an entire weekend. Gervasi offers three distinct dining options. There’s The Bistro, a rustic, upscale Italian restaurant; The Crush House, a casual, contemporary cafe by day, lounge by night; and The Piazza, a seasonal outdoor restaurant.
Gervasi’s Italian Bistro restaurant includes an extensive rustic Italian menu served in small and large plate portions for sharing. The Piazza, outdoor patio, offers seasonal al fresco dining with beautiful lakeside views. The Crush House® is their new winery, wine bar and eatery with a casual menu. Gervasi’s talented culinary team is always looking to create the most exquisite and delicious dishes, utilizing fresh and seasonal produce. Gervasi’s mission is to provide guests with a beautiful experience that appeals to all the senses by integrating the pleasures of wine, food, atmosphere, tradition, and service into memorable moments that last a lifetime.
#3: THE VILLAS at Gervasi Vineyard, this Tuscan-Inspired Inn and gathering place is a lively rustic retreat designed for tourists and business guests seeking to getaway or host events and celebrations. An upscale boutique Inn with six Gervasi Villas each comprised of four individual suites (24 suites), guests have the option of reserving an individual suite or an entire Villa. The luxurious suites with cozy fireplaces are touched with Italy and designed with gorgeous Tuscan-inspired décor including stucco walls, heated travertine limestone floors, rustic wood doors, and wood ceiling details.
In addition to the Villas, the Gervasi Vineyard Farmhouse is also available for overnight stays and consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, sitting room, study, dining room, full modern kitchen, and other features. Just across our spring-fed lake you can visit our beautiful grounds, Vineyard, Bistro, Marketplace and Pavilion for the ultimate Tuscan experience in Northeast Ohio.
After a day of exploring the breathtaking landscapes and sampling delightful wine, it is easy for guests to forget that they aren’t actually in Italy.
#4: Enter through the doors of the Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard and transport yourself to a rustic, cozy shop lifted from the hills of Tuscany! Whether shopping for a Gervasi memento or choosing a statement piece for your home, a visit to the Marketplace is a must for all Gervasi guests.
Explore Treasures at The Marketplace – Discover a unique array of hand-selected items and gifts, from authentic Italian pottery to Gervasi sweatshirts and hats. The Marketplace pays special attention to the branded products they support and they carry a variety of specialty foods from imported olive oils to delicious local products. Gervasi’s Fine Italian Gift Baskets are perfect for any occasion. They choose the best assortment of Gervasi wines, antipasti, spreads, crackers, chocolates, nuts and gorgeous packaging to provide a delicious surprise for your friends, co-workers, or family.
Gervasi’s online store provides a robust shopping experience. Operating from the onsite Marketplace store, their online shopping experience includes our wines, gift cards, culinary and wine classes, Villa gift packages, occasional gift basket promotions and event tickets.
#5: The Cucina Culinary and Wine Education Center at Gervasi Vineyard offers fun, inspiring, educational experiences filled with delicious food and memorable wines. The Cucina hosts cooking classes taught by top-notch instructors in a beautiful and spacious professional working kitchen.
Looking for the perfect setting for a corporate team-building event, family celebration, office get-together, or wedding shower? The Cucina is it. They are happy to create a custom culinary and/or wine experience tailored for you and your guests that can be incorporated into your special event or corporate retreat at Gervasi Vineyard. From novices to life-long gourmets, all who enjoy good food, good wine and good times will find them at the Cucina.
All wine tastings and classes are taught by experienced wine educators in the beautifully appointed tasting room in the Villa Grande. Whether you’re new to wine or a long-time wine enthusiast, they have classes that will stimulate your palate and your thinking about wine. They offer classes on a variety of subjects, from wine appreciation basics, demystifying wine tasting, wine and food pairing, to a survey of the wines of Italy, or a look at the great vintages of France.
For more information, to book a stay, or reserve a place in a Cucina cooking class, visit www.gervasivineyard.com or call (330) 497-1000.