Believe it or not, you don’t have to jump on a flight to California to sip a quality glass of wine. In fact, you don’t even have to leave Mahoning County! Enjoy any of the seven wineries in the Youngstown area, complete with scenic views, locally aged grapes and accommodating venues. Read below to learn about each of the wineries’ unique offerings.
Established in 2005, Mastropiétro Winery was the first winery in Mahoning County and has an on-site vineyard that produces grapes for harvest. At Mastropiétro, guests can enjoy wine and snacks in their Tuscan-themed tasting room or outside on the scenic patio. Events can be held in the 48-person banquet room or on the property’s beautiful 14 acres of land. Local bands regularly provide live music and special events are held throughout the year.
Nestled between Lake Milton and Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, Halliday’s Winery is a great place to enjoy food, wine and company. Their menu includes appetizers, flatbread pizzas, paninis and sandwiches, paired with a variety of specialty wines. With their winery building, outdoor space and association with Olde Dutch Mill, Halliday’s Winery can accommodate groups of more than 250 guests for any type of event. Wine tastings and live music are also available for enjoyment.
Lil Paws Winery
Inspired by their K-9 kids, Lil Paws Winery serves homemade wines and beers, all made on-site and named after the owners’ past or present dogs. Lil Paws does not offer food, but encourages you to bring your own and enjoy it with their wine. Visit on Thursdays for an Essential Oil Yoga Class or enjoy occasional live music performances on weekends.
The Vineyards at Pine Lake
The 42-acre Vineyards at Pine Lake is a beautiful lakefront property complete with a banquet hall and tasting room. With its large event center and scenic outdoor space, The Vineyards at Pine Lake is a popular location for weddings and other events. Cooking Club classes, Craft and Sip sessions and an Adult Easter Egg Hunt are also available to visitors.
L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro
L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro is Youngstown’s first and only California-style winery, with grapes and juices sourced from Italy, Chile, California and Ohio. This winery and bistro also offers a variety of fine dining eats, from steak and seafood to homemade, wood-fired oven pizzas. Right now, special Lenten dishes are available for lunch and dinner on each Friday of Lent (until March 29).
Tucked away on the shore of Lake Milton is Myrddin Winery. Open Thursday-Sunday, this intimate winery offers an extensive selection of food including cheese boards, homemade chips, pizzas, sandwiches and build-your-own desserts. But, what really makes this winery unique is its unbeatable view of Lake Milton! Visitors can sip wine indoors in the Tasting Room or outside on the porch or patio, overlooking the lake.
Located across the street from White House Fruit Farm, Diletto Winery offers specialty fruit wines, select appetizers and a plethora of fun activities. Sip n’ Paint Classes are offered several times a month for just $36 per person (includes materials, instruction and a glass of wine) and the winery’s many Escape Rooms are always available for booking. Diletto Winery also hosts Murder Mystery Dinners that include a 4-course meal, wine and storyline with you as the suspect!
For more details about Mahoning Valley wineries or Youngstown area offerings, visit the Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau website!