The Most Charming Winery In A Century Old Church

South River Vineyards


Tasting Room



South River Winery & Vineyards


This Charming Winery is housed in a century-old Victorian chapel, originally located in Shalersville Township in Portage County Ohio. The church was built in 1892, and was abandoned in the early 1970s.  It had sat vacant until the year 2000, when Gene Sigel was driving through the area and stopped to take a photo of the dilapidated church. The owner of the property was outside gardening and told him it was scheduled for demolition and proposed that if he moved the building from the location he could have it. The Building was purchased for $1.00. Gene then began dismantling the building piece by piece and transporting it 50 miles to Geneva Ohio. The project was completed in 2002 preserving as much history of the church as possible complete with the original pews


Ice Wine



Wines & Vines:

Settled on over 100 Acres in The Grand River Valley Wine Region, South River Vineyards is home to over 25 Varietals of Grapes. All the wines served here are estate grown & pressed on site. 15 different wines are available for tasting & purchase

Dry Whites

  • Chardonay
  • Dry Riesling
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Semillion

Dry Reds

  • Pinot Noir
  • Karma
  • Exodus (Merlot & Syrah Blend)
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Malbec
  • Trinity

Sweet To Semi-Sweet:

  • Creation
  • Temptation ( Riesling & Cabernet Franc Blend)
  • Riesling Reserve

Ice Wines: Ice wine is a specialty dessert wine. Grapes are left on the vine until the beginning of December after temperatures plunge to below freezing for a few days. Grapes are then picked by hand in the middle of the night and pressed while they are still frozen. The longer the grapes stay on the vine the higher the sugar content, making an ice wine extremely sweet and concentrated. The cold weather of the north allows for the grapes to stay on the vine longer than a lot of other wine regions in warmer climates, making for a unique wine.

  • Concord Ice
  • Blush Ice (Chambourcin & Vidal Blend)

Tastings of 4 wines of your choice are available for $7.00  Glasses of wine are $7.00   Bottles of wine are $19.00 each for carryout or to drink on site  (with exception of the ice wine Concord $25.00 per bottle Blush $29.00)


Barrel & Presses



Patio At Sunset



Church & Patio


Vineyard Views


Picnic Area & Fireplace


In addition to being housed in a century-old church, South River Winery has multiple picturesque patios that offer amazing sunset views & fireplace picnic area complete with adirondack chairs. The only food offered at South River Winery is a cheese plate that is $8.00 it includes a block of sharp white cheddar cheese, bread, apple, Ritz crackers and Hershey kisses. It feeds about 4 people. South River vineyards also allows you to bring your own picnic food. Bring your friends and maybe some pizza or pasta & watch a beautiful sunset at South River Winery.


  • Sunday – Thursday:  Noon – 6 PM
  • Friday & Saturday:  Noon – 11 PM

Located At:

6062 South River Road, Geneva Ohio 44041


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