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Small Town Charm & Wine Tour

PRINTABLE PDF Enjoy all the charms of small-town Ohio as you tour through farm country and discover so much more. An “a-lister” pottery maker, a jaw-dropping Japanese garden, a hip and trendy wine bar and a scenic destination winery set within the backdrop of vineyards.

10:00 a.m. Packer Creek Pottery
, 103 E. 8th St., Genoa, OH
Get a first-hand look as the artisans handcraft clay at their pottery wheel into colorful creations of art that’s functional, decorative and whimsical. Afterwards, step into the retail shop filled with home décor pieces, garden art, jewelry and unique gifts to find that something special for yourself or a friend. 
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-855-3858,,

11:15 a.m. Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore OH
Enjoy the brilliance offered by nearly 20,000 annuals while strolling through a variety of gardens including, Japanese, rose, water, iris and perennial gardens at this hidden treasure.
Group Info: Guided tours of the grounds are by appointment only (an additional fee applies). Tours are led by volunteer docents who are knowledgeable both of plants, gardens and the history of Schedel’s.
Visitation Time: 60 minutes
Contact: 419-862-3182 x 117,,

12:15 p.m. Lunch at Schedel, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore OH
Have lunch with a view at Schedel’s Brown Welcome Center set atop a bluff that overlooks the lower gardens.
Visitation Time: 30 minutes
Contact: 419-862-3182 x 117,, 

1:00 p.m. Antiquing in Elmore, Rice St., Elmore, OH
Hunt for unique antiques at several shops including Elmore 5 & 10 Antiques, Mantiques and more in this quaint, historic town located on the Portage River.
Visitation Time: 1 hour

2:00 p.m. Wine Flight, 332 Rice St., Elmore, OH 
Take a break at an eclectic wine bar with a cool vibe in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere as your group samples a flight of wine. 
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-862-9086,,

3:30 p.m. Chateau Tebeau Vineyard & Winery, 525 State Route 635, Helena, OH
Enjoy wine tasting samples, or a glass, in the beautiful setting of Chateau Tebeau.  Order from the delightful food menu and unwind inside this cozy winery, or relax on our gazebo, deck or picnic tables, weather permitting. 
Visitation Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Contact: 419-638-5411,,