Claudia Taller will be holding a book signing for "Ohio's Canal Country Wineries." This will take place at The Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard on August 8th, 2-3pm. Claudia Taller is a Kent State University graduate and enjoys writing about vineyards in Ohio as well as history, lifestyle and travel. Claudia will be promoting her book signings as: 'Traveling Book Signing at a Canal Country Winery Every Saturday'. There will be books available for purchase but if you already own this book she will be happy to sign it for you! We hope to see you there!
Book Description: In the early 18th century, pioneers cleared land in Ohio’s Western Reserve and found it suitable for farming, but until the Ohio-Erie Canal opened, it was difficult for them to share the fruit of their labor. Ohio’s Canal Country Wineries captures the spirit of those who lived off the land from Cleveland to New Philadelphia along the Cuyahoga River and down to the Muskingum River—the path that the Ohio-Erie Canal took when it was built in 1832. As canal country began opening up, wineries along the Ohio River and the shores and islands of Lake Erie produced so much wine that Ohio became known as “Vinland.” Now, the rich and fertile farmland along the canal has also been cultivated with vineyards, and the region is home to close to 50 wineries.