The Put-in-Bay Winery follows the grape from when it is first planted in the rich soil, through its journey of becoming bottled wine, till it eventually becomes the tasteful talk in the wine tasting room or the bottled souvenir wine to be brought home and enjoyed with friends and family. Visitors to the winery are able to sample a variety of wines that are grown and made around the island. Guests are able to enjoy a glass of wine while outside in the garden or on the front porch of the Doller House Estate with its lakeside views of the Put-in-Bay, Ohio harbor. The Winery is conveniently located on Bay View Ave which is close to all the action of downtown Put-in-Bay!
Located at the beautiful Doller House Estate on the banks of Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay Winery provides a sophisticated, peaceful setting perfect for enjoying a glass of delicious wine and is one of the number one dining options on the island!
Tours of the site are given on a daily basis and this Italian beauty makes an ideal spot to host your next special event. This is one of the premier Put-in-Bay restaurants on the island!
Put-in-Bay Winery Details
Founded in 2009, Put-in-Bay Winery is dedicated to educating its visitors about the history of winemaking with their winery exhibitions in their Museum of Island life and tours of the estate. There is also a positively charming wine garden overlooking the lake and a gift shop.
The Wine Tasting Tours include a wine pairing to go with every room. The Put-in-Bay Winery’s Celebration, a sparkling Moscato, opens the tour. The main parlour of the house goes nicely with a rich Merlot. The refreshing Put-in-Bay Riesling also complements a trip to the Historic Ice House.
The Wine Tasting Tour is every hour from 12:00 am-4:00 pm during the summer season.
The tour finally concludes in the main tasting room where guests get to try other wines. You can shop for bottles at the store as well. There is also a lovely flight offered as well with three to four wines from the Put-in-Bay Winery as well as Pelee Island Wines, West Coast, or other Featured Wines. One of the upcoming events is the WineFest held in October!
Put-in-Bay Winery Wines
- Pink Catawba — the perfect balance of sweet and tart
- Blackberry Wine — this layered dessert wine is made from 100% blackberries
- Commodore Perry Chardonnay — a classic California white aged in American and French Oak
- Red Witch Sauvignon Blanc — dry white with notes of grass and citrus
- Concord — a sweet and balanced red
- Celebration — a sweet wine for special occasions
Celebrations at The Doller House
One of the most striking buildings on all of South Bass Island, the Valentine Doller estate is also perfect for weddings, retirement parties, and birthdays. The Doller House has expansive outdoor seating which will accommodate your celebration! There is a Lake Erie view from the front yard, a large backyard that is perfect for dancing as well as a beautiful interior.
Their expert staff works directly with you to plan the event of your dreams. They offer a lovely catering menu with great food and can accommodate parties from 15 to 60 guests. It is also very conveniently located only a short walk from the Jet Express ferry terminal. This venue is a great place to host live entertainment as well.
Considered Italianate due to the tower at the front corner, this yellow and gray structure was home to Valentine Doller. Doller was also instrumental in bringing the ice harvesting business to Put-in-Bay, Ohio. This insured its economic success at the end of the 19th century. Visitors now can take in the history of this beautiful building and view of the Put-in-Bay Harbor.
Many special events utilize Put-in-Bay Winery for their catering. Put-in-Bay Winery offers many choices of appetizers including Artisanal Cheese Plates. Gourmet pizzas are also one of their specialties! You cannot go wrong with this eateries menu. Catering menus can be customized to include entrees, appetizers, and more. The Winery ensures you will be served the freshest food possible.
The Winery Experience
After you enjoy the world-class wine at the Put-in-Bay Winery, you can head back to your Put-in-Bay resort room. After you recharge, we recommend enjoying Put-in-Bay’s island vibe by visiting some of the local’s favorite spots including Cameo Pizza, The Boardwalk for some famous lobster bisque, Perry’s Victory Monument, Reel Bar on Catawba Ave, Boathouse Bar, or Hooligans! If you are looking for more of a late-night experience visitors should check out Mr. Ed’s Bar, Mossbacks Island Grill, Joe’s Bar, Frosty Bar, or Upper Deck! You can’t go wrong with any place on Delaware Ave or Catawba Ave. Come enjoy a margarita or beer from a local Put-in-Bay brewery and distillery.
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