News & Upcoming 2017 Events
Summer is here, come out and see the summer colors
and sample the exciting new Saint Joseph releases!
The magic at Saint Joseph continues!
Saint Joseph Wins Gold and Silver at
The 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
The largest international competition held in the US.
4,618 wines competed in blind tastings by over 50 industry experts!
Gold, 2013 Cabernet Franc,
Silver, 2013 Chardonnay
Saint Joseph Wins Again At The Prestigious
2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Gold - 2013 Shiraz
Gold - 2013 Dry Reisling
Silver - 2013 Pinot Noir
udges, all with national and international credentials, from multiple markets in Argentina, Australia, Chile, France,
Germany, Israel, Italy, the United States and other wine regions of the world judged almost 4000 wines.
2012 Pinot Noir Wins Gold,
2013 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Wins Silver, at
The 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition from a field of
4902 wines, 29 states and 26 countries!
Saint Joseph Pinot Noir,
the unique affordable West coast gold
from the heart of it all, Ohio
Summer 2017 Events
At Pinot Vista
June 1st to July 15th
The First Annual Pinot Trail Event -
Join us on the inaugural trail to taste and enjoy the elusive, sought after and
holy grail of wines, The Pinots, known as "The Femme Fatale of Wines". Notoriously difficult to grow, only does well in cooler climates and
in tucked away places such as our own
Grand River Appellation. These delicate grapes produce some of the most haunting, brilliant and ancient flavors on earth.
Visit thirteen wineries to sip exceptional Pinots (Gris and Noir) grown in what is known as
the Pinot Belt stretching from Burgundy, France to Oregon, USA.
Participating wineries include Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery &
Restaurant, Harpersfield Winery, Kosicek Vineyards, LaLeure Vineyards, Laurello Vineyards, Laurentia Vineyards, M Cellars, Maple
Ridge Vineyard, Markko Vineyard, St. Joseph Vineyard, and South River Vineyard (the 14th is Silver Crest Cellars which will not be open
for the trail event, but will be welcoming guests sometime in the fall). Following the conclusion of the trail, for those who visit all 13 wineries
currently open and send their cards to Ohio Wine Producers Association, a number of wine-themed prizes including 3 sets of 4 crystal
stemware, 3 pairs of Vintage Ohio Tickets, 3 wine cork cages and the grand prize: one night stay in the heart of the Grand River Valley at
the spectacular new Vineyards Woods retreat, will be entered in a drawing.
For more information about the 2017 Pinot Trail, download a PDF brochure here.
Trail cards are available at all participating wineries as well as by calling 440-466-4417 or clicking below.
Pinot Trail Travel Card
June 17th, July 8th, August 26th - Alex Bevan
- 3-6PM, Northern Ohio's low tech troubadour with breathtaking lyriscapes of flawless guitar playing and compellingly conversational voice.
July 16th (Sunday) - Saint Joseph Summer Bar-B-Que - 2-6PM, Enjoy Bar-B-Que catered by the great Maple Hts. Catering Company! $25.00/person includes
and a glass of complimentary wine. Please RSVP by Sunday July 9th by calling 440-298-3709 or emailing StJosephVineyard@windstream.
July 22nd -
- 3-6PM, A singer/guitarist playing a mix of well-known British and American songs including The Beatles, James
Taylor, John Denver, and many more.
St. Joseph Vineyard is a family run boutique Ohio winery nestled amid the rolling hills of the Grand River Valley. At. St. Joseph, we believe
that all great wines begin in the vineyard where the influences of cultivar, soil conditions, weather vitricultural and cellar practices are reflected in
each vintage by what the French call terroir. Our family has been growing wine grapes in Ohio since 1972. In 1986 we planted our latest
vinifera (French/European) grape vineyard within the Grand River Appellation to benefit from the unique microclimate the region provides
Throughout the year, you will observe family and friends out in the fields tending to the early stages of the wine making process including
pruning, shoot positioning, thinning, hedging and other viticultural practices.
We believe that all great wines begin in the vineyard where the influences of cultivar, soil conditions, weather, viticultural and cellar practices
are reflected in each vintage in what the French call terroir.
Starting with hand picked grapes to ensure fruit quality, our wines are produced in small quantities using traditional techniques. Our goal is to
produce interesting wines which express the character, complexity and intensity of the vintage.
ABOUT THE NEW PINOT VISTA TASTING ROOM
Entrance located on Rt 307 (Warner Rd) 2 Miles East of Rt 528 just West of intersection of Rt 307 and County Line Rd. The hours are
1-7PM on Fridays and Saturdays. The new tasting room is situated on 60 acres of rolling hills and vineyards overlooking the beautiful Grand
River Valley. An attached deck provides a spectacular scenic view of the surrounding vineyards and valley. "The stucco exterior gives the
building a Tuscan appearance." suggests tasting room manager Cristina. Inside, a unique plank floor constructed of a variety of local
hardwoods is a feature which invokes conversation about its origin and history. Wines featured are those
grown on the estate vineyard and include Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Cheese plates are available and visitors are encouraged to picnic.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
St. Joseph Vineyard is located in a unique micro climate in the Grand River Valley Appellation which benefits from both the proximity to a
large body of water and its moderating effects and elevation which promotes good air and water drainage. With the longest growing season in
the region, the grapes ripen to perfection during warm sunny days and cool breezy nights.
The vineyard is planted on a 2 to 6 degree slope, which provides natural drainage in a North/South orientation for maximum exposure to the
sun. The vines are spaced 9 X 6 and trained on either single wire double cordon or double wire trellis systems with Vertical shoot positioning.
The soil is permeable sandy loam based on Loudenville and Lordstown sedimentary deposits left by the last glacier. The rocky soil helps
encourage drainage and radiates stored heat. Spur pruning is generally practiced since it allows even bud distribution on the wire. Crop loading
is limited to two tons per acre to allow proper ripening.
We utilize cultural practices including shoot and cluster thinning shoot positioning and leaf removal to maximize the fruit's exposure to the sun
and the production of colors, flavors and phenolic compounds. We try to base our harvest according to pH, grape suppleness and flavor rather than sugar level.
ABOUT THE WINES
Our wines are produced from selected grapes which we hand pick then ferment using the latest technology blended with proven traditional
techniques. Our goal is to create interesting wines that express the character, complexity, vitality and intensity of each vintage. Our size allows
us personalized attention to our vines, our wines and to our customers. Currently we produce award winning wines such as Sauvignon Blanc,
Pinot Blanc, Chardonay, Vidal Blanc, Riesling, Ice Wine, Pinot Noir, Reserve Pinot Noir, Merlot and Shiraz.
If you are near Cleveland, Ohio and want a unique wine tasting experience, a weekend visit brings you face to face with the wine growers and wine makers that make Ohio
wineries successful. Come taste the Ohio wines that have received international recognition and are produced in one of the finest wine regions of the New World but in the same style
of the Old World. A quiet setting where friends meet to talk and enjoy the premium
"We invite you to join us, if its wine you enjoy".