Put-in-Bay Winery & Doller EstateFirst off, we apologize for that terrible wine pun, but it had to be done.  Secondly, there’s going to be more so do your best to spot them and for charity, force a laugh.  Honestly, we’re just so juiced up to be talking about one of our favorite times of year that we’re already red in the cheeks.  Okay okay, we’ll do our best to put a cork in it.

Let’s get to the very important stuff right off the bottle.  This year’s Island Wine Festival has some serious legs and will be held on Saturday, October 4, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Put-in-Bay Winery.  Featuring wine representatives from across the U.S. and boasting more than 400 types of wine to sample, it’s almost nearly impossible to try every one.  400 types of wine, can you believe that?  This also includes local wines from Heineman’s Winery and the Put-in-Bay Winery.

While the wines are certainly the main focus of the festival, visitors can also enjoy great food, a display on the history of island wineries and take home winery/grape related merchandise.

Prices for the wine are very rieslingable.  Sampling tickets cost $1 each with most samples ranging from $1 – $4.  Retail bottles will also be available for those looking to take home their favorite.

There will also be a fantastic silent auction benefitting the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society featuring wonderful prizes that include: vacation packages, large bottles of wine and other fine gifts.

SBSP_2How did we do with the puns?  Do you have a better one?  “Rieslingable” was our favorite.  Don’t worry, we promise the wine festival is significantly better than our humor.

For more Island Wine Festival details please visit Miller Ferry’s events page or www.visitputinbay.com.