Wisconsin has not been widely known as a major wine-producing state, but with the help of new grape varietals that can manage western Wisconsin's more continental climate Delaney says that notion is changing.
Buckeye winery currently has seven wines - three whites and four reds. The wines are Lake View Red Dry Red Wine, Lake View White Dry White Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Zinfandel 2010, Pinot Grigio 2011, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and Chardonnay 2008.
After two years of planning and construction, Tracy and his wife, Laura, hope to open the winery today. With their original wines and gourmet food, they're hoping to bring a bit of Napa Valley, Calif., to the lake.
This year, there were 15 wineries and more than 70 vendors, including those at the craft fair at the Old Firehouse Winery. As far as attendance, Hall said the event has seen an increase each year by about 500 to 600 people. Last year's event played host to about 3,000 people.
Ohio currently has about 162 wineries which yield more then one million gallons of wine every year. The wine industry in Ohio has grown significantly over the last 10 years, but the history goes back farther then that.
Located in the northeastern corner of Mahoning County, Milton Township is known as a "summer place" because of its tourism-related attractions on Lake Milton, but in recent years it has been the site of several winery openings, giving visitors another reason to make the stop.
Lorenzo Lizarralde, owner of Chateau Aeronautique Winery in Rives Township, said his business quickly outgrew its gazebo wine tasting room for his guests. He said he has been requesting a building permit from the township to enlarge his gazebo tasting room, to no avail.
Among the provisions in the proposed legislation are requirements that drillers disclose the chemicals they use and that they test water before and after fracking. Companies also would be liable for any water pollution.