10 Valentine's Date Ideas in Ohio's Wine Country

Hoping to create a memorable moment with your loved one this Valentine's Day? Come to Ohio's Wine Country! It's easy to fall in love when you're surrounded by romantic, snow-covered vineyards. We've put together a list of ten date ideas to help you plan the perfect day! 

Photo Credit: Heather Martello

Photo Credit: Heather Martello

1) Couple’s Massage & Dinner for 2

The Lakehouse Inn Resort is the perfect place to escape for a well-deserved day of relaxation! During the entire month of February, they are offering a "Sweetheart Celebration" package which includes a bottle of wine & chocolates, a gourmet breakfast basket in your room both mornings, a 60-minute couples massage at The Spa, and a $50 certificate to enjoy dinner together at Crosswinds Grille. Make your reservations today.

2) Love has four letters, and so does Beer

Brew up some fun at one of 3 local breweries; Cloven Hoof Brewing Company, Double Wing Brewery, and GOTL Brewing Company. Order a flight to find your favorite new beer! 


Photo Credit: M Cellars

Photo Credit: M Cellars

3) Wine Tasting

Visit one of the 30+ wineries here in Ohio’s Wine Country for a romantic wine tasting. There's nothing more romantic than sipping on wine while looking out over the frozen vineyards. Order a flight, compare notes, and learn something new about each other’s pallets. 

4) Enjoy the "Perfect Pairing" 

Join Buccia Vineyard for this special Valentine’s Day collaborative dinner with Chef Jennifer of Rennick Meat Market. This dinner includes a 5-course menu thoughtfully paired with their award-winning wines. The event starts at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 14th at Buccia Vineyard. Grab your tickets before they're gone.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Nieminen

Photo Credit: Rebecca Nieminen

5) Covered Bridge Trail

Grab some hot cocoa, crank up the heat, and enjoy a day together wandering the roads of Ashtabula County. Enjoy a few of our 19 covered bridges together! 17 are drivable, so you don’t have to get out of your cozy car, but we do suggest at least one picture together to commemorate your adventure! You can find a copy of our Covered Bridge Driving Map here.

6) Love Birds on Bridge Street

Head to Bridge Street, otherwise known as the Historic Ashtabula Harbor, for a day full of fun! Explore 13+ foodie spots, take in the view of the historic Bascule Bridge, and treat yourself to something new as you shop all of the local Bridge Street businesses. Turn up the heat at Fire! Chicken Sandwiches, mix things up at Blended Smoothies & Ice Cream, and grab everything you need to pamper yourself at Heartmade Boutique.


Photo Credit: Old Firehouse Winery

Photo Credit: Old Firehouse Winery

7) Dine Under the Stars

Cozy up under the stars in a heated igloo at Old Firehouse Winery while enjoying a 4-course Valentine's Day dinner with your sweetheart. Reservations are now available from Friday, February 10th through Tuesday, February 14th. Book yours today.

8) Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This one is for our adventurous couples! Bundle up and go for a walk in the Ashtabula County Metroparks or check out the beautiful, frozen Lake Erie at one of our many public beaches. The cold temps are all the more reason to snuggle up while you walk hand-in-hand. Remember to be cautious when walking near rivers or lakes.


Photo Credit: Grand River Cellars

Photo Credit: Grand River Cellars

9) 4-Course Dinner for Two

Grand River Cellars is offering a special 4-course dinner menu. Enjoy menu items like lobster bisque, 9oz sirloin steak with herbed butter, garlic parmesan risotto, and this $55 per person cost includes two glasses of wine or beer. This special will be available from February 10th - February 14th. Reservations are highly recommended. 

10) Coffee Date

This classic date option never fails. Grab a latte with your love and enjoy conversation together as you cozy up at one of our local coffee shops! Scribbler’s Coffee and Harbor Perk Coffeehouse are both great options! Here are some questions to get the conversation rolling:

    1. What is one thing you love about me?
    2. What was our first date together and what did you enjoy most about that day?
    3. What is your perfect date night?