October 1 - October 3
Put-in-Bay Wine Festival – Sample Our Rich History Of Island Wine
Put-in-Bay is famous for its wine and her wineries. The island’s rich winemaking history includes Heineman Winery and the Put-in-Bay Winery, both in operation today. These two popular destinations and their wineries are just the tip of the many Put-in-Bay Attractions. If you love wine, the Island Wine Festival at Put-in-Bay will be a remarkable event for you!
Hosted by Put-in-Bay Winery, the Island Wine Festival takes place on the same Saturday as the big Fall Ball Party at the Put-in-By Resort. Hundreds of wines will be available for tastings. Admission is just $6 paid the day of upon entry. No advance purchase is required.
The Festival takes place from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Wine samples are purchased for between $1-4, so budget appropriately for how much wine you can, or more accurately, how much wine you would like to drink. All of the wines sampled at the event will be available in full bottles that can be purchased to take home with you. They make great gifts or to enjoy yourself at a later date. The $6 admission fee also includes a commemorative event wine glass for the samples, and it is yours to take home when the event is over!
What To See And Do At The Island Wine Festival
There are other events and activities to enjoy at the Island Wine Festival, aside from the many wines to sample. The home of the Put-in-Bay Winery is the beautiful Doller House Estate. During the Festival tours will be available. Valentine Dollar was a German immigrant who served as the mayor of Put-in-Bay in the 1880s. He was partially responsible for the island’s active economic development at that time in history.
There will be a silent auction, with the proceeds raised going to the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. The organization works tirelessly to preserve documents and photographs so that the history of the Lake Erie Islands carries on into the future. Previous years auctions included items such as vacation packages to Put-in-Bay Ohio and gift baskets with a wine-theme. You can expect numerous exciting auction items this year, all supporting a great cause!