4871 Hatches Corners Rd.
Conneaut, OH, 44030
Owner: Kenneth Tarsitano
Winemaker: Kenneth Tarsitano
Location: Conneaut Creek, Northeast Ohio
Directions from nearest Interstate: From downtown Cleveland take Interstate 90 to the North Kingsville Exit at State Route 193. Head straight ahead (east) on rt 84 for 2.9 miles, then left on state Rd for 1.5 miles, then right on Hatches Corners Rd to the winery.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 1-6pm; Friday and Saturday 11-9 pm, Sunday 1-6pm.
Tours: Vineyard tours by appointment only.
Highlights at Winery: Beautiful picturesque location with outdoor terraces overlooking the vineyards and farmlands, Unique boutique style of winemaking
Photography of Kenneth Tarsitano
Events: Covered Bridge Weekend in October
Restaurant: Café with light fare
Brand Name: Tarsitano Winery
Type of Production: Interpreting traditional wine in new ways; pulling artistic and natural
elements from the environment
Method of Harvesting: Hand-harvested into lug boxes
Pressing and Winemaking: Ferment primary and secondary reds and whites in oak barrels
Aging and cooperage: New and used American, French, Hungarian and German oak
Vineyards founded: 1998
Acreage: 13 in vineyards
Trellising: Modified guyot system with vertical shoot positioning; and modified Esterer
high bilateral cordon
Climate: Long, cool growing season (Zone 6) on north-facing slopes called Pinnacles. In-
fluenced by three water sources that creates cool spring and warm fall
Soil: Heavy platea loam
Varieties: Auxerrois, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Lemberger, Bianca, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Seyval
Wines: Auxerrois, Bear Creek Red, Caberenet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Inaugural, Lemberger, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Seyval
Best Red: Cabernet Sauvignon
Best White: Chardonnay
Other Best Wine: Inaugural
Quote: "By sharing we learn." Kenneth Tarsitano
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