Ohio Wine Trails Page Launches Online

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With 265 wineries in Ohio, it can be challenging to decide where to begin. To help our readers navigate all the selections, our website, BusinessJournalDaily.com, has launched the Northeast Ohio Wine Trails section.

Throughout 2018, we visited wineries in the Grand River Valley viticulture area as well as those in the Mahoning Valley. We learned the history of the long-standing family-owned wineries in Ashtabula and Lake counties that have made wine for generations, and we met the vintners who are honing their craft in Lake Milton, Berlin Center, Canfield and Columbiana. We talked to the people who drive Ohio’s wine industry that’s gaining prominence on the national and international stage, including being a part of the Pinot Noir belt.

But there is so much more to explore. As we visit the wine trails in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, we’re logging our travels on the Northeast Ohio Wine Trails page, BusinessJournalDaily.com/wineries-in-ohio. In addition to our popular wine industry coverage that includes video features, we’re giving our region’s wineries an opportunity to add their locations to our wine trail map.

As more wineries open and production increases, the expanding Ohio wine industry makes a bigger impact on the state’s economy every year. According to a report by Wine America, the Washington D.C.-based trade association for American wineries, Ohio wine generated $6.1 billion for the state’s economy in production, distribution, sales, consumption and ancillary jobs, including transportation, farming, banking, accounting and advertising. The industry supports more than 54,000 jobs in Ohio.

In 2017, more than 890,000 tourists visited Ohio wineries, spending some $366 million. And that number does not include the $750 million in local, state and federal taxes the industry generated last year.

Our platform allows regional wineries to showcase their specialties from their many varieties to specialty wines, such as ice wines, to full-service restaurants. Our story and video content gives website visitors insight into featured wineries and their offerings. An interactive map displays the location of regional wineries, providing directions via Google Maps with a single click.

A calendar of events keeps readers up-to-date on the entertainment and special events that wineries have scheduled, and website visitors can sign up to receive exclusive updates to our Wine Trails page, including new content and events.

Wineries interested in being listed on the map or featured in the content section should contact The Business Journal at [email protected].

Bookmark BusinessJournalDaily.com/wineries-in-ohio and check back often as we update our map and featured content.

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