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The King of Dinosaurs

Natural Areas Wine Tours

Wine tasting with a wild side!
Co-sponsored by The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Ohio Wine Producers Association

Explore northern Ohio's wild beauty and its local wineries on a one-of-a-kind wine tour. Each date offers a naturalist-led hike through a spectacular natural area followed by a wine-tasting opportunity at a local winery. Bring your enthusiasm for the great outdoors, good wine and good company too!

Each trip begins with a hike from 10am until noon. Participants meet the leaders at the site and will then travel on their own to the designated winery for a light lunch and wine tasting. Group leaders will recap the morning's events and answer questions about the natural areas visited. Trips are limited to 30 participants. $35 per person.

July 16, 2016

Leaders: Judy Semroc & Larry Rosche
Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve/Candlelight Winery (Garrettsville)
Join us for an easy summer walk along the trails at Eagle Creek followed by a visit to the tranquil Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville. Register Now

July 30, 2016

Leaders: Garrett Ormiston & Stanley Stine
Kent Bog/Barrel Run Winery (Rootstown)
Take a late summer stroll through the wetlands of Kent Bog followed by lunch and a tasting. Barrel Run specializes in handcrafted dry and sweet wines made from grapes grown on site. Register Now

September 17, 2016

Leaders: Judy Semroc & Larry Rosche
Sparks Preserve/Laleure Vineyards (Parkman)
Join naturalists on a stroll through the Museum’s Sparks Preserve. After the hike, travel to Laleure Vineyards, a boutique winery dedicated to producing high-quality wines made primarily from vinifera grapes grown on the property. Register Now

October 8, 2016

Leaders: Jim Bissell & Stanley Stine
Burkholder Preserve/South River Winery (Harpersfield)
Take a fall hike through the Museum's Burkholder Preserve along the Grand River in Ashtabula County followed by a visit to South River Winery, a boutique winery in Harpersfield. Register Now
Questions? Contact Renee Boronka at or 216-231-4600 x3505