Happenings on the Southern Shore of Lake Erie

Ice Wine & Maple Syrup Along Frozen Lake Erie

Winter has been anything but easy this year in Northeast Ohio!  The cold temperatures and abundance of snow have left most of us indoors for the past two months. However, there are a few perks to the cold weather! If you have never witnessed Lake Erie frozen it is quite a sight. Mounds of ice and snow build up at the shoreline and white is the only color visible as far as you can see!

Frozen Lake Erie

A view of the Lake Erie “Tundra” at The Lakehouse Inn, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

There are two other perks of the cold weather-ice wine & maple syrup! And during the month of March, we celebrate these two products! The wineries of the Grand River Valley are hosting their 11th annual Ice Wine Festival the first three Saturdays in March.  Guests can enjoy a sample of ice wine served with a small appetizer at each location for $6 per person per winery.  In celebration of the Ice Wine Festival, Crosswinds Grille will be offering an ice wine martini all month featuring ice wine from the Grand River Valley!

If wine isn’t your thing, then check out Maple Madness, hosted by the Ohio Maple Producers Association, on March 8 & 15 from 10am-5pm.  Maple Madness is a drive it yourself tour of selected maple sugaring operations across Ohio.  In addition to tours, many facilities will be offering free samples, snacks, music and activities for the whole family.  In celebration of Maple Madness, Crosswinds Grille will be featuring food & drink specials made with Ohio maple products during the month of March, including a delicious maple ice cream!

Winterfest & Chili Cook-off in Geneva Ohio

This Saturday, February 1st, is the annual Geneva Winterfest, located in Geneva, OH! With all of the snow that we currently have this year’s event should be a great one! Geneva Winterfest takes place in downtown Geneva and includes a pancake breakfast, parade, chili cook-off, wagon rides, craft show and a variety of kids activities. Chef Nate from Crosswinds Grille will be participating in the chili cook-off in the commercial category! The chili is free to the public so stop out, sample a variety of chili’s, say hello to Chef Nate and vote for your favorite! For more information and a schedule of events visit Geneva Ohio Winterfest-2014

January 28th, 2014|Events|2 Comments|

Chocolate is for Lover’s Wine Trail

Join the wineries on the Vines & Wines Trail in Northeast Ohio for the Chocolate is for Lover’s Trail event

Chocolate Lover's Wine Trail

What better way to shake off the remnants the the latest Arctic Blast than indulging in wine and chocolate? Join the wineries on the Vines & Wines Trail in Northeast Ohio for the Chocolate is for Lover’s Trail event.  Visit wineries, sample wines and appetizers and collect delicious chocolate at each location.  With 15 wineries participating this is a great event to check out the wineries in Northeast Ohio.  The trail event is January 31, February 1, February 7 & February 8, 2014.  For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Ohio Wine Producers Association:  www.ohiowines.org or 800-227-6972. Plan your lunch break at Crosswind’s Grille after sampling an array of Lakehouse Inn Winery wines and appetizer.


January 24th, 2014|Events|0 Comments|

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Below zero wind chills never looked so good and our Beach House looks warm and inviting even in these frigid temps! The lake may be frozen but there is still so much to do and see in Geneva-on-the-Lake. Wine trails and tastings, dining, entertainment, visit the day spa for a Hot Stone Massage or relaxing pedicure! Come stay with us and experience Ashtabula County! Check availability online here.

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