Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Perennial Vineyards

Photos by OHventures

Perennial Vineyards
11877 Poorman Street SW
Navarre, OH 44662
(330) 832-3677

Celebrating its 10th year in business, Perennial Vineyards is the oldest winery in Stark County. Laid back and rustic, the winery can be found in the heart of rural Ohio not far from where you'd likely spot an Amish buggy or a herd of cattle. Built within a renovated dairy barn with a straw bale stucco grotto, Perennial Vineyards is a refreshing experience that has become a favorite summer spot to sip on a nice selection of award winning wines.

An on-site grape vineyard surrounds the winery and tasting room, making one feel as if they are in the rolling hills of Napa Valley, California. Being able to see the very grapes that are the foundation of the fantastic wine offerings is a nice touch to the Perennial Vineyards experience.

Me with my friend Aaron on the patio at Perennial Vineyards

Each time I go to Perennial Vineyards (which totals three times at the time I posting this blog entry), I find myself purchasing an amazing red variety, aptly titled Amazing Red. I recommend this wine for anyone who enjoys a crisp and dry red wine. The sangria found here is also very good, as it has quite a kick to it! Aside from alcohol, a selection of oven fired pizzas as well as meat and cheese platters are available at Perennial Vineyards.

In the warm summer months, one can often find live music on the massive patio in the front of the establishment (entertainment is also sometimes offered inside during inclement weather). The stage is large enough for a two or three piece band, and adds a great feel to the evening.

In addition, the patio also welcomes well-behaved dogs to be accompanied by their owners. I have brought my dog along, which has been great fun, as he can also run in the adjacent field when needed. Perennial Vineyards has two wines (a red and a white) called "American Wine Dog" which was created so that a portion of the proceeds can go to Stark County animal shelters.

A short drive South of Canton, this winery is the perfect way to relax after a long week and taste an amazing red or two!

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