05.26.2009
 
Toast to the Northcoast Showcases Award-Winning Wineries
 
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is hosting its annual Toast to the Northcoast event, a two-day getaway devoted to the fine art of wine tasting, Thursday, June 11 to Friday, June 12. Wines produced by leading wineries along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline will tempt the sophisticated palates of wine enthusiasts during winery tours, tastings and special presentations.
 
 
A Wine Tasting Adventure
Throughout the event, 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 adventure begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, with a presentation by The Lodge’s executive chef. Claudio Salvador, the winemaker at Firelands Winery in Sandusky, will then lead a wine tasting and seminar from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests will taste the unique properties of Firelands’ wines and learn about the challenges and rewards of growing grapes and making wine in Lake Erie’s western basin.
 
On Friday, guests will be treated to a private tour of three wineries located in the Grand River Valley, which is part of the Lake Erie AVA. The day begins at 11 a.m. with a trip to Laurello Vineyards, a boutique winery featuring award winning hand-crafted wines, for a wine tasting and wine cellar and vineyard tour. Guests will then proceed to Ferrante Winery & Ristorante where vintner Nick Ferrante will present his award-winning wines during a winery tour and lunch. The final stop for the day will be at The Winery at Spring Hill, a new upscale country winery in Geneva, where guests will enjoy a tasting and dessert.
 
 
The wine-tasting adventure continues when guests return to The Lodge for rest and relaxation before dinner in Horizons Restaurant at 7 p.m. With beautiful Lake Erie views and live music as the backdrop, guests will enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner paired with Ohio wines.
 
Toast to The Northcoast Package
The package for two includes two night accommodations; Thursday: welcome reception with wine tasting, educational seminar from a local vintner and Lodge Chef Presentation. Friday: Lunch at winery and visit to two other wineries, tours of the wine cellars and wine tastings. Guests return to The Lodge on Friday evening for a five-course dinner paired with Ohio wines, plus live entertainment. Saturday: breakfast for two and late checkout. The Toast to the Northcoast package starts at $539 plus tax per couple.
 
For reservations, please visit www.thelodgeatgeneva.com or call 866-442-9765. Promo code: NORTHCOAST.
 
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 al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor and outdoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.thelodgeatgeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press “2."
 
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; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel; and The Gideon Putnam Resort. For additional information, visit www.dnchospitalitymgt.com.
 
 
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 and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
 

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Jeannette Petrolia
 
General Manager
(440) 415-1501
or
Michelle Wood
Yopko Penhallurick LLC
(440) 834-8615
 
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