04.01.2019
New, upscale experience for a distinctive Ohio Wine Country excursion
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake will launch the new Signature Immersion Tour, beginning Saturday, April 6. The exclusive wine tour experience provides guests with the opportunity to travel to select wineries, while accompanied by The Lodge’s own Certified Wine Specialist, Lauren Fiala. During the Signature Immersion Tour, Fiala will share engaging and educational insights about the Grand River Valley Region and the vintners that have helped make the area one of the fastest growing wine regions for recognition in the Midwest.
 
Taking wine country visits to new levels
“We’ve modeled The Lodge’s Signature Immersion Tour on the prestigious tours once reserved for Sonoma and Napa Valley visitors, offering a premier experience for those seeking a more upscale, experiential excursion,” said Eric Frantz, General Manager, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. “We’re looking to create a distinctive experience that begins with insights from our on-board certified wine specialist and continues with a private tasting, vineyard tour and other one-of-a-kind Ohio Wine Country experiences.”
 
The Signature Immersion Tour will visit three premier wineries happy to open their doors to share a more in-depth and behind-the-scenes look. Each guest will receive a canvas gift bag, wine glass and chocolate from Marianne’s Chocolates, a local chocolatier. This will all be hosted by The Lodge’s Certified Wine Specialist.
 
The three wineries the Signature Immersion Tour will be visiting:  
“I am passionate about wine and enjoy sharing all things wine with others. My winemaking journey has taken me from the Finger Lakes and the Limestone Coast of Australia to Matakana, New Zealand. I am thrilled to return to my native Ohio to help showcase the Grand River Valley region’s exciting winemaking experience,” said Fiala, who also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University.
 
The Signature Immersion Tour experience, which will depart every Saturday at noon and return to The Lodge before 5:00 p.m., is $75 per person.
 
Groups as well as Lodge meeting and conference attendees will also have the opportunity to arrange for a private Signature Immersion Tour.
Existing wine shuttle experiences enhanced
“The Lodge’s existing wine shuttle experience, referred to as the Deluxe Winery Shuttle, provides guests with an opportunity to share their preferences of wineries they would like to visit,” Frantz noted. “It’s a great way to enjoy a guided introduction to the wealth of local wineries located throughout Ohio Wine Country. Guests now have the choice of visiting three or four wineries depending on which best fits their schedule and interests. Deluxe Winery Shuttle tour schedules are under driver’s discretion.”
Deluxe Winery Shuttle Schedule & Pricing
Friday-Saturday beginning April 1, 2019
Three wineries with departures at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - $35
Four wineries with departures at 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. - $45
 
Sunday-Thursday beginning April 1, 2019
Three wineries with departures at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - $35
Four wineries departing at 1:30 p.m. - $45
 
To reserve your seat, call 440-466-7100, ext. 0. *You must be 21 and over to experience the Wine Shuttle Tours.
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) and 25 two-bedroom cottages; Horizons Restaurant, 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, 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
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at www.DelawareNorth.com.

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