Lake Erie Shores & Islands® Wine Trail

White Grapes from Quarry Hill Winery
The Lake Erie Shores & Islands® Wine Trail is comprised of Northwest Ohio members of the Ohio Wine Producers Association (OWPA). The wineries are listed in order from east to west.

1. Jilbert Winery – 1496 Columbia Rd., Valley City, OH 44280

2. Heartland Vineyards – 24945 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145

3. John Christ Winery – 32421 Walker Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012

4. Klingshirn Winery, Inc. – 33050 Webber Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012

5. Single Tree Winery – 12488 Baumhart Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

6. Matus Winery – 15674 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman, OH 44889

7. Vermilion Valley Vineyards – 11005 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman, OH 44889

8. Paper Moon Vineyards – 2008 SR 60, Vermilion, OH 44089

9. Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard – 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights, OH 44814

Hermes Winery

10. D&D Smith Winery LLC – 401 West Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857

11. Hermes Vineyard & Winery – 6413 S. Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Sandusky, OH 44870

12. Heineman Winery - 978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

13. Chateau Tebeau Winery – 525 State Route 635, Helena, Ohio 43435

14. Hillside Winery – 221 Main St., Gilboa, OH 45875

15. Stoney Ridge Winery – 07144 County Road 16, Bryan, OH 43506

There are other Lake Erie Shores & Islands® wineries that are not part of the Ohio Wine Producers Association trail. They include:
Firelands Winery - White Wine
1. Firelands Winery – 917 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870

2. Mon Ami Restaurant & Historic Winery – 3845 East Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452

3. Kelley’s Island Wine Company – 420 Woodford Rd., Kelleys Island, OH 43438

4. Put-in-Bay Winery 392 Bayview Dr., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

The history of winemaking in Ohio can be traced back to the early 1800’s. For a long period prior to Prohibition, Sandusky was the largest wine-producing region in the nation. Nicholas Longworth started the first commercial vineyards in the country in Cincinnati in the 1820’s. By the 1850’s, many of the vineyards had succumbed to disease and the grape-growers and wine-makers relocated to Sandusky’s more hospitable climate. Soon the country’s largest wineries flourished here. Huge vineyards spread east of Sandusky to the western region near the bay. Sandusky wines were popular from coast to coast, and even in other parts of the world. The area’s wine heritage is celebrated with a number of annual events;
Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival

 • OWPA Lake Erie Shores & Islands® Wine Trail Super Souper Weekends February

• Wine & Chocolate Open House, Firelands Winery, Sandusky – February

• Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival, Sandusky – August

• WineFest, Kelleys Island – September

• Island Wine Festival, Put-in-Bay – October

• OWPA Lake Erie Shores & Islands® Wine Trail Jack Frost Trail – December

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