Chateau Hough in Cleveland aims to Revive a Neighborhood

By: Rebecca Byers - Feb 26, 2015
References: chateauhough.org & popupcity.net
Chateau Hough is an urban vineyard inspiring hope for residents of the east Cleveland Hough neighborhood, known for its social problems. Chateau Hough has been established on land formerly occupied by foreclosed homes, a vacant library and bankrupt retail ventures, breathing life back into a community and raising real estate value in the surrounding area.

Launched in 2010, Chateau Hough produces Frontenac from Minnesota and Traminette from upstate New York and has an altruistic twist in that owner Mansfield Frazier makes an effort to hire former inmates, a marginalized section of society who often have trouble finding employment and reintegrating back into communities following their release.

The vineyard is a great example of bringing produce back into urban settings and creating jobs in under served communities.