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Review of Markko Vineyard

Markko Vineyard
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Conneaut
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

This place may look a bit sketchy. You may think you hear banjos playing (think Deliverance). You may wonder if it's an actual winery or just someone's home. But, whatever you think, don't turn away. Take a chance, walk inside, and sample all the delicious wines you want. This is not your typical winery, but the tasty wine and interesting (albeit strange) atmosphere will surely keep your attention. The woman working had such a quirky sense of humor that will make you chuckle as she pours you another tasting. The Chardonnay is INCREDIBLE as is the Cabernet Sauvignon. We bought a case and got 10% off as well as a poster! Markko is not your typical winery...but haven't you had enough of the same old same old? If you have an adventurous spirit, take a chance! You won't regret it...

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Group of six visited the vineyard - great experience. Markko is a smaller winery offering strictly estate grown grapes. Owner Arnie Esterer founded the winery in 1968.

Back in the woods and very comfortable. We enjoyed tasting of several wines including '09 Pinot Noir and a wonderful '10 Reserve Chardonnay (my favorite). Also tasted and purchased a bottle of '99 Late Harvest Select Reserve Chard - sweet like an ice wine.
We didn't want to leave.

1  Thank Scott R
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were staying in Geneva on the Lake and decided to go wine tasting. Markko Vineyard seemed like it was the furthest away so we started there and worked our way back to Geneva. This was the BEST winery that we visited all day. We purchased several bottles of wine. We prefer Chardonnay and Cabernet wines and they had quite a variety to choose from. Their wines were full-bodied and very flavorful. Some other places in the area have wines that taste more like flavored water but you won't be disappointed in the wine or the customer service.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Several friends of mine and I visited this winery during a local wine tour. When pulling up, we were confused as to whether or not we were actually at a winery or someone's personal home. It's in the middle of the woods and pretty run down looking. There are dodgy picnic tables in the lawn as well as various rusty tools and chains hanging on the walls. We finally located a sign that confirmed we were at Markko. Despite the sketchy first impression we went in and ordered some bottles, hoping that it would turn out to be an interesting and eccentric experience. It was-- just not in a good way. The vitners seemed a bit put out that we were there, despite our ordering several bottles and glasses of wine. There was no tasting area that we could see and all of the seating was outdoors on the picnic tables (which was also seemed to be a parking lot of sorts) or on a porch. There were several large dogs and even more large puppies of some herding breed running around. They were tolerable. . .until they attacked a small dog that another patron brought. Neither dog owners cared to break up the fight, the vitners just yelled at the other dog owner who seemed too shocked to act. A member of our party ran into the fray to avoid seeing a bloodbath during a wine tour. After all this we finally had a chance to sample our wine. Perhaps it was influenced by our experiences, but the riesling was too bitter for my tastes. We left without even finishing our glasses.

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