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Immersion into the Romance of Wine:

Thursday, November 10 - 6:00 PM

Immerse yourself into the world of wine with Gervasi Vineyard Winemaker Emeritus Andy Codispoti as he compresses years of experience into a single class just for you.

As the wine industry continues to experience exciting growth, wine enjoyment is increasing in popularity. The romance of wine is attracting people to a new passion for this ancient beverage.

Andrew (Andy) Codispoti, Winemaker Emeritus and recently retired Director of Winemaking and Distilling Operations at Gervasi Vineyard.  

An Italian immigrant, Andy traces his passion for wine to his childhood on a mountainside village that overlooks the Ionian Sea. While growing up in Canton, Andy made wine at home with his parents and brothers never imagining a vocation in winemaking.  After retiring from a career in the bearing industry, in 2009 Andy joined the inaugural Gervasi team as Winemaker to develop the winery, processes and wine portfolio. Andy led the Gervasi winery to over 25 labels and a 9000 case production.  His wines have been awarded Best of Show and Double Gold. As Director of Winemaking & Distilling operations, he led the new Gervasi Distillery through commissioning of operations and development of a product line of spirits.   


In 2017, Andy was presented the Winemaker of the Year Award by the Ohio Department of Agriculture Grape Industries Committee and in 2020 was featured in the Winemaker of the Month section of Wine Business Monthly.  Andy serves on the Board of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.  Earlier this year, Andy was inducted into the Ohio Wine Producers Association's “Ohio Wine Hall of Fame.”  When not working in the business of wine and spirits, he enjoys woodworking, building, playing guitars, and propagating his family’s heirloom fig trees.


5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
Event Type
Senior Citizen


Stark County District Library

Date / Time

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Perry Sippo Branch
(330) 477-8482
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