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Gervasi Vineyard & Villas Review (top winery in Ohio)

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.

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

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.

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

Gervasi Villas

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!

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioI 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!).

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohiocommon area, plus living room not pictured

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioRooms 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. 

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioIn 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. 

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioThe 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. 

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

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.

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

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.

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioYou 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 vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

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.

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioFor 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.

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioYou 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!

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioFor 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!).

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioI 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.

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohio

gervasi vineyard top wineries in ohioAnother 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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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Hippie in Heels, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

4 Comments

  1. Jub August 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    That looks pretty sweet Rachel! I’ll skip the facials/massage and that business but the wine, I’m all for that :)

  2. Victoria@ The British Berliner August 16, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I really like this post Rachel. And the thought of bringing me breakfast in a basket sounds lovely!

    And wow! What a cute vineyard!

    Well done!

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