Ohio’s Lake Erie AVA Has a Corner of the Wine Market
Eleanor & Ray Heald
July 29, 2009
lthough Ohio’s wineries are scattered around the state, Ashtabula County in the Lake Erie AVA has developed as the wine capital of Ohio. Many wineries are located in the cool climate winegrowing region, an hour east of Cleveland, one and a half hours from Pittsburgh and about a half mile from the Lake Erie shoreline. Markko Vineyard owner Arnie Esterer suggests “western reserve” as a name to distinguish the Ohio portion of the Lake Erie AVA.