Saint Joseph Vineyard

 

ABOUT SAINT JOSEPH VINEYARD

  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.

AN INVITATION

    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".

    Art & Doreen Pietrzyk
    Family & Friends

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