Midwest Wine Country Weekend Getaways
Ohio: Grapes along Lake Erie
Some 60 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio's largest grape-growing area thrives along Lake Erie and in the nearby region, hiding amid old-fashioned covered bridges and shore towns trapped in time. Nearly two dozen wineries nicely complement the area's long-established resort scene.
Sip: The cellars at Harpersfield Vineyard in Geneva (left) are a dead ringer for those in France's Burgundy region. Sample wines, freshly baked bread and imported cheese in the tasting room, where a large fireplace warms visitors on crisp days.
Stay: Bordering Geneva vineyards, the historic Polly Harper Inn Bed and Breakfast has three spacious bedrooms, including one with a staircase to the Polly Harper Tower.
Play: Take a driving tour of the 17 covered bridges in nearby Ashtabula County, or plan your visit during the fall Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival for van tours, music and pumpkin carving.