It is a common practice in the Grand River region for up and coming winemakers to rely on the expert advice of Arnie Esterer of Markko Vineyard. This is exactly what Larry Laurello, Jr. did when he purchased this Austinburg Burkholder farm with his wife Kim in 1991. The couple converted a farm market into a winery with several tasting rooms, on site restaurant, and an outdoor eating area and replaced several acres of Concord with vinifera. The location offers several red and white wines, mostly on the sweet side, and most of the grapes used by the winery are sourced from area farms.
winery, Lake Erie AVA, Grand River AVA, Austinburg