For more information, contact:
Jeannette Petrolia
General Manager
(440) 415-1501
Anne Houdek
Yopko Penhallurick LLC,
(440) 834-8615


The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake and TheWineBuzz® Partner to Showcase Award-Winning Wineries

Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio (Feb. 28, 2007) - "Toast to the Northcoast," a two-day weekend getaway for wine lovers at the Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake, is devoted to the fine art of wine tasting.

A Wine Tasting Adventure
Throughout the weekend, guests will discover the distinctive character of wines produced in Ohio's portion of the Lake Erie American Viticultural Appellation (AVA), a federal designation recognizing the unique growing conditions along the Lake Erie shoreline.

The weekend begins on Friday, May 18, with a presentation by Claudio Salvador, the winemaker at Firelands Winery, one of Ohio's premier wineries.            

On Saturday, guests will be treated to a private tour of three wineries located in the Grand River Valley, the other sub-appellation of the Lake Erie AVA. .           

Guests return to the Lodge for a five-course dinner, during which the wine-tasting adventure continues as wines from different Northern Ohio wineries are paired with each course.

Toast to The Northcoast Package
The package for two includes a two-night stay, Friday evening wine tasting and presentation by Firelands Winery with hearty hors d'oeuvres; transportation to three local wineries with tastings at each (Laurello Vineyards, Ferrante Winery and Debonne Vineyards); lunch at Ferrante Winery with presentation by vintner Nick Ferrante; Saturday evening wine-pairing dinner at the Lodge; and Sunday brunch.

The getaway is offered by The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio's Wine Country Resort, and TheWineBuzz®, Ohio's premier publication committed to the enjoyment of wine, spirits, food and travel.

About the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views); Horizons, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar and great views of Lake Erie; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor pool and gift reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press "2."

The Lodge is located in Geneva State Park, which encompasses 698 acres featuring 1.6 miles of Lake Erie shoreline as well as a beach and new bathhouse, six-lane boat ramp and marina, hiking, picnic areas and



About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Old Town San Diego; The Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake; The BALSAMS Grand Resort; and The Resort at Glacier.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden and American Park 'n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit

<< Back