Producers of Fine Island Wine Since 1888

Makers of Fine Wine
Since 1888

Producing Ohio's Finest Wines
For Over 100 Years

Tour Crystal Cave
World's Largest Geode

Historic Put-In-Bay
On Lake Erie

Welcome to Heineman's Winery!
Producers of Fine Island Wines Since 1888

The Heineman Winery was founded in 1888 by Gustav Heineman, an immigrant from Baden-Baden, Germany, the grape growing region of that country. The Lake Erie Islands were already noted for the quality grapes as a result of ideal soil conditions and the long growing season because of the tempering effect of Lake Erie.

About Heineman Winery

The Heineman Winery was founded in 1888 by Gustav Heineman, an immigrant from Baden, Germany, the grape growing region of that country. The Lake Erie Islands were already noted for quality grapes as a result of ideal soil conditions...

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Our Wine

Since its early days, Heineman's Winery has excelled in producing sweet wines that delight the taste buds of Ohio residents. Other sweet, medium sweet, and medium wines include: Sweet Belle, a Concord and Catawba blend...

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Crystal Cave

Discovered by workers in 1897 while digging a well for the winery 40 feet above, Crystal Cave is the world's largest geode. The walls of this cave are covered in strontium sulfate, a blueish mineral called celestite. These crystals range...

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Tours DailyMay 5th - September 25th
11:00 am - 5.00 pm

Winery HoursOpen daily mid April through late October
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wine Shipped Year Round

Family History

Today the third, fourth and fifth generations of Heinemans, Louis, Edward and Dustin share the family wine making tradition. The Heinemans and other local growers cultivate 50 acres of grapes on the island. This gives the winery "vine to wine" quality control year after year. The native grapes are grown on South Bass. The two major varieties are Concord and Catawba.

Get a wine and cheese sampler and head out to the bier garten in the back. Nice place to just get away. A long time favorite.

Rob L, Ohio

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