Big News & Awesome PR

4/1/2019: We received approval for an expanded liquor license and will begin serving a curated selection of high-quality beer as well as Tom’s Foolery top-shelf spirits and a fun selection of wine-based cocktails!

3/1/2019: CLE Urban Winery was chosen, by local voter poll conducted by FutureHeights in their annual “Best of the Heights” contest, as BEST CLEVELAND HEIGHTS BUSINESS 2019 and BEST HEIGHTS VIBE 2019! We were also voted as Runner-Up for Best Place to Take an Out-Of-Towner, Best Interior Style and Best Customer Bathroom!  Thank you so much for the vote of confidence!!

2/19/2019: Our owner Destiny was selected and featured as WJW Fox 8’s “Cleveland’s Own” this week!

2/6/2019: We are so proud to partner with Tom’s Foolery Distillery as the source of our bourbon barrels to age our CLE Urban Wine Red Blend Reserve. Tom’s Foolery was in the news today as they were recognized by Esquire Magazine as producer’s of Ohio’s best whiskey!

1/1/2019: We were so pleased to host Kristi, Founder of Wine Taste Cleveland and Brian and the boys from The Bottlehouse and Craft Collective recently for a special tasting.  Kristi immortalized the experience in her very first Founder’s Favorite blog – check it out!

11/29/2018: Destiny was on the radio today drinking wine and promoting the 107.3 The Wave – WNWV Wine Club Card For $80, you can get $20 in discounts from 10 participating local wineries and restaurants – including CLE Urban Winery – and the card is good for two years! Makes a great holiday gift!!

11/26/2018: Check out this cool sponsored article in Modern CLE Magazine with Destiny’s tips on how to host a fun wine tasting party at home!

11/25/2018: AMAZING NEWS! We swung for the fences, entered wines in the 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition and won big! At this year’s highly competitive event, judges tasted more than 4,300 wines from over 31 countries around the world. Our Drawbridge Pinot Noir won a GOLD MEDAL, rated at 90 points by the judges. We also won FIVE Silver Medals for our North Coast Syrah, C-Town Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake Erie Riesling, Footlights Sauvignon Blanc and Hometown Heroes Peach Chardonnay!!! Our Edgewater Blackberry Merlot also received an Honorable Mention. WOW!

11/19/2018: Destiny was invited to chat with the anchors of Channel 19 WOIO’s Sunny Side Up morning show today – then got to share the joys of our Cleveland Rocks Christmas Red on the air!

11/17/2018: We held our 3rd Annual Graffiti & Grapes Fundraiser with community partner Graffiti heArt tonight and raised a record breaking $31,000 to fund art scholarships for underserved youth! Cheers!

11/9/2018: We’re so proud to be included on’s list of 25 bars for 25 moods: Cleveland spots that hit the spot!

11/9/2018: The Ohio Grape Industries Committee featured CLE Urban Winery on their Ohio Wines website to highlight our award-winning wines!

10/31/2018: Dave and Destiny sat down with our friends from Fermenting Cleveland today to talk wine, fermentation, life and to taste the final blends in progress for our latest batch of CLE Urban Wine – our bourbon-barrel aged red wine blend!

10/27/2018: Destiny got to hang out on air at Radio One with Cleveland radio legend Flash on 1490AM WERE from 10-11am as the in-studio guest! We’ll be talking about (and sampling) our Cleveland Rocks Christmas Red! So fun!!!

10/24/2018: Destiny was a featured speaker at the 2018 Female Entrepreneur Summit as part of the lunchtime presentation and wine tasting session entitled “Top Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Wine Makers, Founders and Disruptors.” Destiny also appeared on WKYC Channel 3’s Live on Lakeside show on 10/16/2018 to promote the summit and share some wine!

10/5/2018: The Cleveland Plain Dealer and did a great feature article  about our neighborhood – “Cleveland Heights Cedar Lee entertainment district revived with new openings, energy.” Thanks for the love, John Petkovic!

9/15/2018: The annual Heights Music Hop was a huge hit this year! Check out this great video produced by our friends at FutureHeights!

9/12/2018: CLE Urban Winery was just listed as the BEST WINERY IN OHIO!! House Beautiful Magazine partnered with Yelp to compile a list of the 51 (including DC) best wineries in the United States. To do so, the review website looked at the star rating and number of customer reviews for businesses listed in the “wineries” category. This is such an honor and we are so humbled and grateful… we’re sending out a great big thank you to all our wonderful customers who made this possible!! If you have had a great experience at CLE Urban Winery, share your feedback with us on Yelp!

7/23/2018: Looking for a fun local road trip that includes waterfalls and wine? Check out’s day trip map that ends the day at CLE Urban Winery. There is so much to love here in Northeast Ohio, but nothing is as splendid a pairing as wine and waterfalls!

7/20/2018: We’re so proud to be on this kick-ass list of 11 women-owned spots to grab a bite or drink in Greater Cleveland with other kick-ass Cleveland female entrepreneurs! Thanks,!

7/13/2018: CLE Urban Winery was a featured winery, along with two wineries from California and one from Spain, at “A Symphony of Food and Wine Event” at Blossom Music Center. This fabulous wine dinner fundraiser, featuring farm to table cuisine by Nosh Eatery, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra and the 50th Anniversary of Blossom. Our winemaker, Dave Mazzone, expertly presented our Edgewater Blackberry Merlot, Footlights Sauvignon Blanc and Shoreway Viognier to the 300+ attendees. Marc Bona wrote a great article about his for, and Fox 8 also did a feature story about the event.

7/12/2018: reports on our new collaboration with Black Girl in the CLE, 3-19 Coffee and Daybreak Yoga – Funrise Fridays!

7/11/2018: We are so proud and excited to announce that CLE Urban Winery is now the EXCLUSIVE BEVERAGE SPONSOR of Madeline Finn Music, LLC! Madeline Finn is an incredible performer, songwriter and entrepreneur and she is an inspiration to the Cleveland music scene and to us here at the winery! We will be doing a lot of events and cross-promotion this coming year, so stay tuned! And yep – our cool factor just went up by about 1000%

6/26/2018: How cool is this? gave a great review of our Murray Hill Pinot Grigio!

6/10/2018: Crain’s Cleveland Business published a story on Ohio wineries, including a list of the largest producers by gallonage in 2017. CLE Urban Winery was ranked #15 on this list!

6/2/2018: We had such a marvelous time at the The Ideastream Grand Tastings and Seminars, sharing our Donuts for Grownups with the crowd following the cooking demonstration by the legendary Jacques Pepin!

5/23/2018: Results of the 2018 Ohio Wine Competition are in!!! We entered 13 wines into competition and came away with 11 medals!! Did one of your favorites win? SILVER MEDAL WINNERS: Cedar-Lee Chardonnay, Lake Erie Riesling and CLE Urban Wine Bourbon-Barrel Aged Red Blend; BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS: Murray Hill Pinot Grigio, C-Town Cabernet Sauvignon, Mighty Cuyahoga Merlot, Drawbridge Pinot Noir, North Coast Syrah, Hometown Heroes Peach Chardonnay, Rust Belt Rose and Edgewater Blackberry Merlot! 

5/20/2018: So proud to announce our success at the 2018 Great American International Wine Competition! SILVER MEDAL WINNERS: Edgewater Blackberry Merlot, Lake Erie Riesling, Hometown Heroes Peach Chardonnay and North Coast Syrah; BRONZE MEDAL WINNER: Murray Hill Pinot Grigio.

4/18/2018: We won EIGHT medals (4 Silver and 4 Bronze) in the 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition! There were over 3000 wines from 11 countries being judged, and we were awarded more medals than any other Ohio winery in competition. Wines are blind judged in flights, with each wine judged on its own merits – its presence, balance and varietal character – not by how it compares to other wines in the flight. We are so proud of this achievement!

4/11/2018: Destiny had the pleasure of hanging out and talking wine and life with the amazing Kate and April from Cleveland Potholes – a brand new podcast that you just have to check out! CLE Urban Winery is the subject of Episode #2!

3/30/2018: We received approvals today from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control to begin wine productions in our newly expanded winery space!  Check it out!

3/17/2018: CLE Urban Winery was featured in a Cutler Real Estate blog entitled “14 Incredible Cleveland-Based Businesses Worth Supporting” with other really awesome local businesses.  What an honor!

2/21/2018: So excited to be partnering with Brazilian musicians Paulo Costa Trio on their new vlog – hosting the sessions and providing sponsorship support! Destiny was also very proud to be the very first interview for this new project!

1/19/2018: Marc Bona of the Cleveland Plain Dealer stopped by and wrote this awesome article about the winery and our plans for growth!

10/5/2017: Our Owner, Destiny, was featured in an article on the pages of Forbes Magazine titled “Why Women Entrepreneurs Over 50 Hold The Aces.” The article also appeared on

9/28/2017: So proud to have brought together our community partner, Graffiti heArt, with cool new coffee company 3-19 Coffee to partner on these local art coffee tins! We will be selling these tins at the winery to help raise money for Graffiti heArt scholarships! Read what Cleveland Scene wrote about it.

9/27/2017: CLE Urban Winery supports Sixth City Sounds and their mission to highlight local music – we also are proud to host a CLE Music Shelf at the winery!

9/5/2017: Thanks, Edible Cleveland, for the shoutout highlighting CLE Urban Winery as a place to sit and sip!

7/25/2017: Zoe Brown, U-Dub Wine Club Member and Co-Founder of Black Girl in the CLE, wrote this awesome blog about her wine club experiences and how much fun the ladies had at our 1st Anniversary party on July 15th!

7/14/2017: Check out Destination Cleveland’s recommendations for CLE Weekend Wine Tours!

5/24/2017: CLE Urban Winery wins NINE medals in the 2017 Ohio Wine Competition! Our Lake Erie Riesling and Edgewater Blackberry Merlot won GOLD – we also won three Silver and four Bronze medals!

4/26/2017: CLE Urban Winery was voted 2017 Best of Cleveland “Best Local Vineyard/Wine” by the readers of Cleveland Scene Magazine!  So proud!

4/25/2017: Our owner, Destiny, was among 50 local chefs and foodies tapped by to share their favorite local culinary delights!

4/21/2017: Super cool blog from The Bar League on Jstyle Magazine’s Spring Premiere Party held at the winery… thanks for the shout out!

4/4/2017: Much thanks to Sixth City Marketing for including CLE Urban Winery on their list of 20 Small Businesses Making a Impact in Northeast Ohio!

3/21/2017: The Heights Observer reports on CLE Urban Winery’s expansion into the space next door and plans for wholesale market sales.

3/16/2017: Cheers and congratulations to our Winemaker, Dave Mazzone, on winning a Gold Medal for his North Coast Syrah at the 2017 Great American International Wine Competition!  Our Syrah was one of over 1,000 wines from 12 countries that were judged by 25 judges representing nine countries over two days of competition! We are so proud!!

3/13/2017: We are so proud of our ongoing and growing community partnership with Graffiti heart, which Cleveland Scene’s Josh Usmani calls “one of the city’s most successful recent collaborations between artists, art organizations and local business owners.” Read his article about our partnership and our first Graffiti and Grapes Mural Painting Class here.

3/10/2017: CLE Urban Winery was featured on WKYC Channel 3 News in a dedicated segment with our owner, Destiny, about our winery – and our wines!

3/5/2017: Cool local blog “Courtney Covers Cleveland” reports about her fun birthday party wine tasting night! Check it out!

2/28/2017: CLE Urban Winery is SO proud to have been chosen by the FutureHeights’ Cleveland Heights/University Heights community poll as the Best New Business of 2017!  Thank you so much for all your incredible support

12/29/2016: CLE Urban Winery was featured as one of’s Six Wine Stories and Trends in 2016.

12/14/2016: Destiny was invited to be part of WCLV Ideastream’s “Sound of Ideas” radio show about Keeping the Holidays Local 2016! Our portion of the show (see the audio and video links on the Ideastream website page) begins at about the 20 minute mark, with Destiny’s main remarks at about 23 minutes in.

10/6/2016 and 11/2/2016: Our owner, Destiny Burns, was featured in’s online magazine in an article entitled “Tips to Help You Start a Business After Age 50”. This article also appeared in Forbes Magazine!

9/22/2016: Our Wine Slushies were selected as a 2016 Best of Cleveland Editor’s Pick by Cleveland Magazine! What an amazing honor!!

September 2016: CLE Urban Winery became a proud partner of Destination Cleveland!

8/10/16: Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland stopped by to visit us at the winery, check it out!

8/9/2016: What an honor to be listed among‘s list of the 33 Best New Cleveland Restaurants, Coffee Shops and Markets – check us out at #10!

July 2016: Cleveland Magazine’s “Urban Scrawl” article highlights the incredible art Graffiti HeArt and their talented artists are bringing to CLE, including the mural at our winery created by Bob Peck and Rus Sands.

6/28/2016: We were featured on Channel 19 Morning News, with two live tosses from the studio to the winery during the broadcast. Thanks Nichole Vrsansky!

6/26/2016: Lee Chilcote of Crain’s Cleveland Business came to visit the winery and wrote a wonderful article about us!

6/23/2016: Read all about the amazing Cedar-Lee neighborhood where our winery is located! Thank you, Nikki Delamotte, for this in-depth profile of this up and coming East Side business district!

4/26/2016: John Usmani of Cleveland Scene profiles our community partner, Graffiti heArt, as they facilitate public art opportunities for local artists with businesses throughout Northeast Ohio, including the mural at CLE Urban Winery.

4/26/2016: Marc Bona of writes, “The bustling vibe of Cedar and Lee, with its iconic theaters, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping, will be jazzed up a bit with the opening of CLE Urban Winery this summer.”

4/14/2016: Freshwater Cleveland‘s Mark Oprea features CLE Urban Winery in his feature story about the growing trend of urban wineries.

February 2016: KeyBank has been a key partner in starting up CLE Urban Winery – read all about it here!

12/30/2015: James Henke, the Heights Observers‘ feature writer, introduces CLE Urban Winery to the neighborhood!

11/18/2015: Cleveland Scene‘s Doug Trattner breaks the news about CLE Urban Winery!