Markko Vineyard and Winery schedules harvest fish fry with wine


CONNEAUT, Ohio – Markko Vineyard and Winery’s Harvest Fish Fry is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23.

The rain-or-shine fry is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with fish served noon to 2 p.m.

The menu is from Hil-Mak Seafood in Ashtabula: Walleye, roasted potatoes, slaw, roll and dessert.

Fish-dinner options

• Dinner ($80 per couple) includes two dinners and one bottle of Markko 2018 Lot No. 1813 Chardonnay or Lot No. 1912 Riesling.

• Dinner ($40 for one dinner) includes two glasses of Markko 2018 Lot No. 1813 Chardonnay or Lot No. 1912 Riesling.

• Dinner (no wine) is $30.

• Two glasses of wine without dinner is $20.

Go online for reservations, email or call 440-593-3197.

It’s at 4500 S. Ridge Road W., Conneaut.

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