28 2018

Garden and Wine Tours

8:00AM - 9:00PM  

Vera and Leo Sekach Community Services Building 6505 Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, OH 43560


Contact Rene Rusgo

$ Cost $ 100.00

Garden and Wine Tours -

Stan Hywet Hall and Garden, Maize Valley Winery, and Gervasi Vineyard

Thursday, June 28


8:00 a.m. Depart from the Federation campus - 6465 Sylvania Ave.

9:00 p.m. Return to the Federation campus (estimated)

$100 per person: Transportation, bus snacks, Hywet House guided tour, winery tastings, lunch, and dinner

Registration and payment required by Friday, June 1

  • This trip has moderate walking/standing, and will include a few flights of stairs and/or uneven terrain. Unsure? Please call and ask.
  • Travel itinerary subject to change.


Join us for a one-day adventure as we head east in our great state to explore a little history (do you know what organization was born at The Gate Lodge on the property of the Hywet Hall?) and enjoy some of the amazing vineyards of Ohio. We will tour the Manor House of Stan Hywet Hall and Garden (Non handicapped accessible, must be able to stand for medium periods of time) and then head over to the Maize Valley Winery. We will have lunch and a wine tasting at the Maize Winery. Following Maize, we will head on over to the Gervasi Vineyard for a tour of the winemaking facility, wine tasting and dinner before we get back on the road for Toledo.


Stan Hywet Hall: In 1898, F.A. Seiberling co-founded The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, naming it after Charles Goodyear, the inventor of the vulcanization process for rubber. It was the turn of the twentieth century and the Industrial Age was forming modern America, where cities grew and industries flourished. Stan Hywet Hall was built between 1912-1915 for Seiberling and his family.