Lake Erie's coastline and islands offer excellent soil and climate for cultivating grapes, making the region's wineries some of the most can't-miss destinations of your summer adventure.

21 Brix | Portland, N.Y.
Look for the life-sized pink Ella the Elephant on Route 20, then find a sophisticated tasting room and curated wine selections.

Grand River Cellars | Madison, Ohio
Taste award-winning wines in a rustic Grand River setting while noshing on local eats from a fresh-picked menu.

Pelee Island Winery Pelee Island, Ontario
Savor a nearly two-century winegrowing legacy and sustainable selections at this internationally award-winning venue.

North 42 Degrees Colchester, Ontario
Dine on local fare in the bistro, sip, socialize and savor the work of third-generation farmer-winemaking owners.

Mazza VineyardsNorth East, Pa.
Drink in three wineries, a brewery, distillery and wine shops at Mazza, which continues a 50-year legacy.