What is your favorite wine or bourbon? Or, how about your favorite happy hour spot or fine dining establishment?
People hold special feelings and a high regard for the people, places and activities they consider to be their favorites. Stark County has voted Gervasi Vineyard and The Twisted Olive as their 2021 favorites in many categories of the Best of the Best community choice awards from the Canton Repository, as well as the Local Faves reader’s picks sponsored by About Magazine.
Both of these highly followed and respected reader’s choice awards focus on the greater Canton community. Readers are asked to cast their vote for their favorite local businesses in categories such as beauty and health, entertainment and leisure, dining, services, shopping and more.
This year, more than 170,000 votes were tallied. The winners and finalists were announced in September, and GV Destinations were recognized in more than a dozen categories.
Stark County residents honor GV Destinations every time they celebrate life at the upscale winery resort and contemporary Italian-American restaurant. Year after year, loyal guests also take time out of their busy schedules to cast their votes in these prestigious contests.
“We’re always honored and humbled by recognition from our local community,” said Scott Swaldo, General Manager and CEO of GV Destinations. “The credit goes to our amazing staff for their passion and dedication every day to ensure our guests have a world-class experience.”
GV received the following designations from the Best of the Best, Stark County’s Official Community Choice Awards:
GV received the following from the Local Faves Reader’s Picks from About Magazine:
“On behalf of the Gervasi Vineyard and The Twisted Olive teams, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the loyal customers who not only voted for these awards, but who also frequent our restaurants and outlets on a weekly basis. 2020 and 2021 have been trying years, and we would not have been able to withstand the pandemic without the amazing support from the Stark County community. It is our guests who keep us energized and excited to provide the best and safest service we can,” Swaldo said.
Experience Gervasi For Yourself
If you haven’t experienced Gervasi Vineyard, the fall season is a great time to visit. Enjoy the many colors, sights and sounds of nature on the expertly-landscaped grounds. Come for the fine wines and gourmet foods, and plan to stay for the beauty, tranquility and serenity of the resort.
Swaldo said, “The GV Destinations team is constantly working to provide leading industry lodging, beverages, cuisine, products, events and experiences. I don’t believe we will ever stop evolving or planning for the future. We want everyone to leave our properties excited to come back!”
Celebrate life! Dine and drink. Stay. Play. See for yourself why Gervasi Vineyard receives such high honors from its hometown supporters.
Visitors to Gervasi Vineyard immediately sense the grandeur of the destination winery resort as they pass through the gate at the main entrance.
Guests are instantly transported from Canton, Ohio to an Italian village abroad. Vineyards line the driveway leading to impressive Tuscan-style buildings, starting with The Bistro restaurant, offering upscale Italian cuisine in a historic remodeled barn. Drive a bit further to find The Still House, which is designed after a village chapel. Just down the road and over the one-lane bridge is The Crush House, a contemporary winery, wine bar and eatery.
Visitors can experience the rustic charm of an Italian country house while enjoying the convenience of high-end amenities at The Casa, The Farmhouse and The Villas. Gervasi is a premier destination for weddings and special events, offering such venues as the Tuscan-inspired Pavilion, The Villa Grande with an elegant ballroom and warm atrium and The Conservatory for more intimate weddings. (more…)
It all started with a unused, run down, dilapidated 200-year-old-barn. The historic barn originally housed livestock for an old dairy farm in Canton, Ohio. It was brought back to life and given a purpose by The Swaldo Family, the owners of GV Destinations. The family had a passion for hospitality and was on the path to building a beautiful, Tuscan-inspired winery and Italian Bistro. (more…)
After a long Ohio winter, spring is now inviting us to enjoy the outdoors. The birds are returning to wake us up with their happy morning songs, flowers are popping up everywhere and the trees are bursting alive with brightly colored buds.
Guests visiting Gervasi Vineyard have access to some of the best scenery around. The winery resort is designed in grand style with magnificent, picturesque landscapes much like a Tuscan Village right out of Italy. It’s the perfect “Tuscan getaway” on a sprawling 55-acre estate, complete with wines, delectable cuisine and breathtaking views, a lake, swans, a wooden foot bridge and wonderfully kept walking paths and trails. (more…)
As Gervasi Vineyard (GV) starts preparing vines for the next harvest of grapes, it is a perfect time to learn the story of GV’s three Family Reserve wines. All three wines are made from grapes grown on the five acres of vineyards on the 55-acre estate. These wines are produced in the state-of-the-art winery located in Canton, Ohio.
These impressive and award-winning group of wines are named after the founding values of the winery’s family owners –Ted and Linda, and their son, Scott Swaldo, General Manger and CEO. Each wine varietal truly represents each of their personalities and ideas associated with the destination winery resort. (more…)