It’s back by popular demand with ALL NEW charm designs for 2019: The Wines of the Valley Wine Trail! Featuring six area wineries, the Trail encourages you to try a variety of great wine, soak in beautiful views and explore the Mahoning Valley.
How it Works
Traveling the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail is quite simple!
Step 1: Pick up a passport at any of the participating wineries (or download one here)
Step 2: Purchase a glass of wine at each winery
Step 3: Get your passport stamped and receive a unique wine charm exclusive to each winery
Step 4: Earn 5 or more stamps and redeem your passport at one of three redemption locations (listed below) to receive a keepsake charm box and bonus charm
This offer is good through September 29, 2019, so there’s plenty of time to complete the Trail!
This year, the Trail features a completely redesigned set of charms, exclusive to each winery. If you traveled the Trail in 2018, no worries about duplicate charms – you can add to your collection with these new designs. Since last year, Diletto Winery has a new location, The Vineyards at Pine Lake earned a wine recognition and L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro has joined the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail! There’s plenty to experience along the Trail, even for our seasoned WOTV veterans.
Mastropietro Winery (passport redemption location)
14558 Ellsworth Rd. | Berlin Center | 330-547-2151
Located near Berlin Lake and Lake Milton, sip on award-winning wines while taking in 14 acres of beautiful views. The winery includes a Tuscan-style tasting room, patio and one-acre lake. They are well-known for their Hot Air Balloon Festival in August (read about it on pg 21 of our 2019 Travel Guide).
The Vineyards at Pine Lake (passport redemption location)
14101 Market St. | Columbiana | 234-759-3980
This expansive winery and vineyard is located on Pine Lake. Cozy up next to the fireplace in the winter, emjoy the patio with lakefront views in spring and summer, or visit in the early fall for harvest season when the vines are at their peak.
L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro (passport redemption location)
6597 Center Rd. | Lowellville | 330-536-6450
A California-style winery with an inviting outdoor patio, and the newest addition to the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail. Here you’ll find a wine-tasting bar, lounge and restaurant featuring Italian specialties. Try a pizza from their old world-style wood fired pizza oven.
8578 Market St. | Boardman | 330-330-8844
Relax by the fireplace or sign up for a sip-and-paint session at their new location. Murder mystery dinners, fruit wines, sangria and mead are also things you can expect to find at Diletto. Up for a challenge? Try their escape room.
2400 N.E. River Rd. | Lake Milton | 330-654-9463
Located between picturesque Lake Milton and the links of Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course. Enjoy appetizers, snacks, salads, paninis and flatbread pizzas. The winery also showcases local artists with exhibitions that change monthly.
Lil Paws Winery
17574 Mahoning Ave. | Lake Milton | 330-970-9463
Choose from a wide variety of wines and craft beers inspired by the owners’ K9 “kids”. You can bring your own food or snacks to enjoy with your wine or beer. (but, keep in mind that a glass of wine warrants a stamp and charm, not beer).
Make it a Winery Weekend
If you’re traveling the Trail from out of town, why not make it a winery weekend? Take advantage of special hotel rates offered to Trail travelers. Important note: make sure to call the hotels to ask for special Wine Trail rates. Booking online will not guarantee discounts.
Bella Fattoria Bed & Breakfast | 14560 Ellsworth Rd. | Berlin Center | 330-720-2544
Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa | 385 W. Ohio Ave. | Sebring | 330-938-0423
Courtyard by Marriott | 4173 Westford Pl. | Canfield | 330-533-6880
Best Western Plus – Dutch Haus Inn & Suites | 150 E. State Route 14 | Columbiana | 330-482-5050
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center | 7410 South Ave. | Boardman | 330-726-1611
Fairfield by Marriott | 7397 Tiffany Blvd. South | Boardman | 330-726-5979
Hampton Inn | 880 N. Canfield-Niles Rd. | Austintown | 330-544-0660
Home2 Suites | 5580 Interstate Blvd. | Austintown | 330-505-9935
Need a Designated Driver?
It’s ALWAYS important to drink responsibly. Inviting along a designated driver is encouraged, but if a friend isn’t prepared to take one for the team, explore your other transportation options. Both Uber and Lyft serve the Mahoning Valley, while local companies like Fab Cab (330-793-6666) and DD4Hire (330-259-0445) are other great alternatives. And if you’re traveling with a large group, consider contacting Kelco Services at 440-542-4410 for a shuttle.
Share Your Stories
Join the Wines of the Valley conversation on social media! Share photos and posts of your experiences while traveling the Wine Trail by using the hashtag #WinesoftheValley or by tagging @youngstownlive. Enjoy your journey! Cheers!
For more information about the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail, visit winesofthevalley.com! To stay up-to-date on all things happening in Mahoning County, visit our Facebook page or take a look at the Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau website!