21 wineries take part in sold-out trail event
By KARA MURPHY
"This is our first time here," Reismeier said. "It's beautiful -- and the wine's really good."
She and her husband, Mark Reismeier, drove from Altoona to stay with her cousin, Cindy Bihlajama, in Conneaut, Ohio, for the weekend.
The event's success underscores the importance of the economic effect of the wineries to the region, said Bob Mazza, the owner of Mazza Vineyards and the vice president of the Wine Trail association.
Couples and friends from Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, wandered through Heritage Wine Cellars in a matter of 20 minutes Saturday, joined by people from closer locales, such as Erie and Jamestown, N.Y.
It's not just the wineries that benefit from heavy use of the trail.
Grape Arbor Bed and Breakfast's eight rooms were sold out Saturday night.