In North Canton, Ohio you can experience a taste of a Tuscany oasis. Gervasi Vineyard is a family owned winery that is as unique as it is beautiful. The building of the main bistro is an old converted historic barn, stunning on the outside but wait until you step inside.
The rustic old world charm and large fireplace are warm and inviting. Seating with views of the lovely lake and grounds but, it’s the award-winning wines that are the show stopper here. These wines are outstanding with over 20 to choose from. I adore the Romanza and the Paovi wines.
Other varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ice wine and more. The staff will help you with the perfect pairing with your meal. Try a wine flight to taste several wines. The menu is also very diverse from braised ribs, salmon, to a variety of pastas and scrumptious appetizers. The food is first-rate and the menu changes seasonally. Save room for tiramisu or a refreshing gelato.
Downstairs there are several elegant private dining options for special occasions or receptions. Large stone fireplace, wine room, and beautiful décor.
During the summer the outside piazza is open with a more low key-fare of pizzas and burgers. But it doesn’t end there.
They have another restaurant on the premise, The Crush House, with its own unique fare and house drinks. Gervasi has partnered with Thirsty Dog Brewing and have added three crafted beers now available. Sit on the upper outside deck and you get a great view of the vineyard grounds.
There are Italian style villas on the property that are beautifully appointed all with the same Tuscan theme. It’s the perfect romantic getaway or for the traveler that wants something more upscale. Gervasi has become a favorite wedding destination so the villas are a great accommodation for wedding guests.
You can wander around the Gervasi Winery grounds (or the walking trails), sit by the lake with a glass of wine and picnic provided by the winery. Stop by the Marketplace to pick up a few bottles of wine, unique flavored olive oils like garlic or Tuscan herb, wine accessories, or specialty gift baskets and food items.
This is a must see in the area even if your just passing through, you’ll see why the locals absolutely adore Gervasi Vineyard. Not only are their wines award winning, Gervasi has been recognized as a top country wine hotel and winery restaurant. There is a lot going on at Gervasi ( especially during the summer months) so be prepared to spend the better part of a day here.
I absolutely love this winery and can’t say enough nice things about it. Fabulous wine & food, and gorgeous grounds, just perfect!!
TIP: Wine making tours are available on Saturdays. Throughout the summer there are unique events happening weekly and monthly, be sure to check out their website http://www.gervasivineyard.com/.
Location: Gervasi Vineyard @ 1700 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721