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‘Wine country’ doesn’t have to mean Napa and Sonoma: Here are 10 off-the-beaten-path wine destinations

Aug. 20, 2019

U.S. cities where you might not have expected to find a nice bottle of local wine.

You won’t need a passport to explore the many cities that are redefining the boundaries of wine country. Chances are, you’re only a hop, skip and cork pop away from one of the many vineyards peppered throughout America. Whether you have one day or an entire week to dedicate to wine tasting, you probably won’t have to travel far to sample some of the country’s best.

1. Geneva, Ohio

The Midwest has a sweet side, and it tastes a lot like Riesling. The next time you’re passing through Ohio, grab a glass and stay awhile. Boasting 180 wineries throughout the state, Ohio is a hub of unique events for wine lovers. Round out your hike along the Grand River with a tasting at South River Winery or check out classic cars as you sip some vino during Cruisin’ da Vines Metal Muscle Nights. Geneva is located in Ashtabula County, which boasts the most wineries in the state. 

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