No trip to Put-in-Bay is complete without a visit to the Heineman Winery Gift Shop. Located at the historical Heineman Winery on Catawba Ave, the gift shop is one of the local favorites. Here, you can actually purchase wine that was grown, cultivated, produced, and bottled on the island. If you happen to plan your trip during the season, guests can even assist with bottling the wine! Heineman’s Winery Gift Shop is proud to be the only Put In Bay winery where they make the wine they sell on premises. It gets better. Discounts are available for multi bottle purchases, so you don’t have to decide which of the varieties is your favorite, you can bring them all home!
Also available at the gift shop, visitors can purchase tours of Crystal Cave, home of the world’s largest geode! The cave was originally discovered when employees were digging to accommodate winery improvements. Who would have guessed that more than 40 feet below the surface this crystal lined cave would help keep the winery in business? It turns out that prohibition brought about tough times for the island wineries, but the Heineman Family Winery was able to offer tours of the cave, as well as the cave’s crystals to supplement the impact of the prohibitive regulations. Interesting fact: the crystals grown in the cave were actually gathered, and crushed into powder form to be used in the production of fireworks! It goes without saying that your visit to the Heineman Winery and Crystal Cave is sure to be exploding with fun.
There is so much history to appreciate, and beauty to enjoy in Put-In-Bay, that you may never want to leave. Stay for a while. Get out in the sun, and makes waves in the lake. Hit the town for incredible dining, shopping, and entertainment. Then, after you’ve visited the sights and attractions, take time to relax, and rejuvenate in one of the luxurious island hotels.
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