Thursday, September 27, 2012

10th Annual Island Wine Fest Scheduled October 6 At Put-in-Bay Winery

A view of Put-in-Bay, the bay of South Bass Is...
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 10th Annual Island Wine Festival will be held Saturday, October 6, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Put-in-Bay Winery at The Doller Estate in downtown Put-in-Bay. The event will feature more than 350 domestic and foreign wines.

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, and if you would like more information on Put-in-Bay please visit
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Anonymous said...

Several other island wineries? There is only one.

Dave Nershi, CSW said...

I'm not sure of the full list of wineries that are pouring at this event, but you have the Put-in-Bay winery, you also have Heinemans (also in Put-in-Bay). There is Firelands Winery, which is located in Sandusky but their vineyards are located on North Bass Island. Mon Ami is on Catawba Island, but that is more like a peninsula. Not too far away is the Pelee Island winery in Canadian waters. If I get more information I'll post it.