A view of Put-in-Bay, the bay of South Bass Island, home of the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The image is taken from atop Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The event will feature wine tastings, retail bottle sales and grape juice sales. You’ll even have a chance to do some grape stomping. There will be retail bottle sales so you can take your favorite wine home with you. You’ll enjoy great food, a display on the history of island wineries and winery and grape related merchandise.
There will be great silent auction items, including vacation packages, large bottles of wine, and other fine gifts. The silent auction benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society.
The $6 entry fee includes a souvenir wine glass. Sampling tickets are $1 each with samples ranging from $1 to $5. Not only will representatives of wineries from across the country be pouring wine, but it is your chance to sample wines produced on South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay) at Heineman Winery, established in 1888, and wine from Put-in-Bay Winery. The festival showcases small Ohio wineries in the Lake Erie region, and in particular South Bass Island's wineries.
For information on getting to South Bass Island visit www.millerferry.com, and if you would like more information on Put-in-Bay please visit www.visitputinbay.com.