It’s that time of the year. The 8th Annual Island Wine Festival will be held Saturday, October 5th, at Put-in-Bay. Wine connoisseurs and representatives from wineries across the country will be on hand to sample the best of what each winery has to offer.
Our locally celebrated grape harvester, Put-in-Bay Winery, will be serving up their best along with several other Ohio wineries, plus domestics and imports. So come out, support, taste and most of all, relax on island time.
Just for fun though, let’s take a look at Ohio wine by the numbers. Because secretly, and don’t tell anyone, we like it the best.
- 42,000N, 81,200W – latitude and longitude of Lake Erie
- 1823 – the year Ohio started producing wine
- 1825 – the year the first Catawba grapes were grown
- 216 – the number of wineries currently in operation in Ohio
- 5 – designated American Viticultural Areas located in the state (Lake Erie being one)
- 2,236,800 – acres of land in Lake Erie’s wine growing region
- 42,000 – acres of the region that are planted in grapevines
- 34 – types of grapes produced in Ohio
- 3 – where the Lake Erie wine region is ranked nationally by size
- 18 – the percent Ohio wineries have increased in the past year
- 6 – number of recognized wine trails in the state of Ohio
- 17 – how many wineries were on Put-in-Bay in 1900
- 125 – years Heineman’s Winery has been in operation
- 1 – where we rank the Island Wine Festival amongst other wine festivals. Be there!
For more detailed information on the event, click here.