There is nothing that completes a visit to Put-in-Bay quite like the Heineman Winery Gift Shop. Conveniently located onsite at the historical Heineman Winery on Catawba Ave, this gift shop is one of the island’s favorites. Here, you will find a variety of wines and juices to purchase. They are grown, cultivated, produced, and bottled right on site. Visitors are even able to help in the bottling process if they come during the bottling season. There is literally no other winery on the island that does this. Heineman’s Winery Gift Shop is proud of its ability to make the wine they sell on-premises. It gets better. If you purchase multiple bottles there are discounts available, so you can select a variety to take back home and sample with your friends and loved ones.
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Guests can purchase tours of Crystal Cave at the Heineman Winery Gift shop also. The Crystal Cave is home to the world’s largest geode! The history behind the cave’s discovery is just as fascinating as what’s inside of it. Decades ago when winery employees were digging a well to accommodate winery improvements they came across the cave. No one could have guessed that 40+ feet under the surface there would be a crystal-lined cave that would ultimately keep their winery in business through Prohibition.
Tough times for the island wineries came during the Prohibition, but the Heineman Family Winery was able to promote tours of the cave, as well as the cave’s crystals to balance out the impact of the prohibitive regulations. Fun fact: the crystals grown in the cave were actually crushed into powder form then used to produce fireworks! It goes without saying that your trip to the Heineman Winery and Crystal Cave is sure to be exploding with fun. After your visit to the winery and cave, hop on your Put-in-Bay golf cart rental and head out towards downtown to hit up some of the island bar and restaurants! There are plenty of other Put-in-Bay attractions so make sure not to miss out on your visit!
With so much rich history to explore and beauty to experience in Put-in-Bay, you may never want to leave. Visit Put-in-Bay and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Book Your Put-in-Bay Accommodations here! The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry!
Lauren B: “I really enjoyed the in-depth tour that walks you through the steps of production. I appreciate that they happily answer questions. I’m amazed at what it takes and how this small team produces so much. The family is very friendly and takes pride in their product. The tasting room is very popular. You get a small sample with the tour. Grape juice is available for kids and non-drinkers. The ice wine is the most expensive, being made out of frozen grapes from the first frost. Many wines of differing dryness available. Shipping to any location in Ohio only and delivery to the boat available. The over 21 crowds can enjoy the beer garden and there is a small gift shop.”
Joe B: “Fantastic winery. Good selection. They have a tour that is very good. Much of it is grown on the island. They also have grape juice from Concord and Catawba grapes. It is a must-stop for us. They also discount if you buy multiples and will deliver it to the ferries.”
Nicholas T: “Fantastic experience and family-friendly too! The tour is $8 and includes the cave tour, wine tour, and a glass of wine or grape juice – the grape juice is divine. And they have wines for even the most stubborn of “I don’t like wine” people. Highly recommend this stop if you are going to Put-in-Bay.”