If you wanted to visit one of the top wineries in Ohio, look no further than award-winning Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio. It’s won multiple awards to receive the honor and is also known to have the most luxurious villas in Ohio. I stayed with my mom for a night just recently. Here’s my review of Gervasi Vineyard.
My stay at Gervasi Vineyards
Gervasi winery is not just a vineyard but is a great place for fancy dinners, casual lunches, a setting for an Italian vineyard wedding setting, and for weekend getaways. We were set to do a vineyard tour! In the season, they have cooking classes as well you can look into.
You do need to book ahead for these villas (you can use that link to book) as they fill up pretty far ahead of time. My mom is already about to call and book to go back with my dad!
I stayed in the Sorrento villa. This is one which is a suite inside a house that has 4 suites in it. The suites have a shared common area which was no hassle at all, in fact it was nice to meet the other people staying there out on the balcony. Out in the common area was a kitchen with complimentary juice, tea, water, and yogurt (the nice brands too!).
common area, plus living room not pictured
Rooms are all decorated in Italian style, from the walls to the floor! The lighting fixtures, and every small touch in the room is Italian themed. Beds were super soft, towels warming on towel warmers, and there were robes and slippers.
In the mornings, they brought breakfast to the room in little wooden baskets that had sandwiches, quiche, and pastries. The coffee was in the common room were you could grab your other snacks and drinks from the fridge. I love not having to leave the room for breakfast.
The back porch opened to the lake which was nice (and a short cut to walk to dinner). It was a nice place to sit. You can look across to the Bistro & Piazza and people watch. There were SO many people out on a Tuesday night who came for dinner and drinks. It was actually pups on the piazza so lots of cute dogs out there.
Spa services by Divine Touch
They offer spa services to the room from Divine Touch a local company. My mom and I did facials last year in Dublin, Ohio and had massages in Hocking Hills (twice), so we wanted to try a facial here too!
You can make your booking through Gervasi once you book a room. Check this page for a list of services and prices. We had the oxygen facial which was SO relaxing. Mom wanted to nap after but I wouldn’t allow it!
The facial isn’t like one I’ve had before. The product bubbles up on your face like pop rocks which was crazy! It does work though and my mom and I felt we had really soft skin for the week following. It’s always good to get all that dead skin off your face, especially in the summer.
Touring the Ohio Winery
We did the vineyard tour, which is another think you need to book for when you make a reservation. You don’t have to be a guest to take a tour though, go ahead and call to make a reservation even if you aren’t staying at the villas.
You do a wine tasting with the tour and learn about the pairings for different types of wine. My mom really noticed the changes, more than I did, but then again I eat Cheetos, Hot Pockets, and Kool-aid on the regular. I suppose my palate isn’t too sophisticated lol!
Gervasi Bistro & other eateries
We ate lunch at the Crush House which was so so tasty! We got a quesadilla, cheese sticks (so good!) and I had a meatball sandwich. I have learned a lot traveling, and one of those things is you can never go wrong ordering a meatball sandwich.
For dinner we ate at the Bistro which is the fanciest option on site for dining. There’ also the Piazzo which is kind of like the Crush House but is outside on the patio with live music and an open grill.
You HAVE to order the sausage stuffed banana peppers. They have a good kick to them and are so tasty I am going to
try to make them at home ask my mom to try and make them at home! The wedge salad was great, and the short rib was the bomb. I think our favorite was the pizza though. Such a perfect crust!
For dessert we had the gelato sampler. Chocolate was my favorite! Mom surprisingly liked the pistachio the most. It was only $7 for all this ice cream, that’s crazy!
Last mentions about Gervasi!
If you want to buy the wine you try, you can at the Marketplace. We picked up FOUR bottles of wine and a couple of chocolates (bacon chocolate for Ben!).
I thought this was so funny. Bombay Sapphire is the most popular gin in India and one of the most popular drinks, after maybe Old Monk. I just thought that was the most random thing to find! A necklace made with the bottle.
Another thing to note is that you can get married at Gervasi Vineyard. There is a big area off to the side of the lake with a platform that can be enclosed in the case of rain. They have an extra catering kitchen and a ceremony area by the water. They also have another place to get married in the little greenhouse.
Want to stay? Check out the TripAdvisor review and click-through to make a booking on their site!
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