The Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival, held on Sandusky’s waterfront, is growing. To celebrate the area’s heritage as the largest wine-producing region in the nation prior to Prohibition, the event has expanded to include a Friday evening event along with the Saturday wine tasting, gourmet food eating, and art show shopping.
The wine festivities begin Friday evening, Aug. 9, with a wine-tasting event held at the Sandusky Greenhouse from 5:30-8 p.m. The Merry-Go-Round Museum, The Maritime Museum of Sandusky and The Sandusky Greenhouse are hosting the evening event and wine tasting. Tickets for Friday evening are $15 before August 5 and $25 at the door. The ticket includes light appetizers and wine tastes. Patrons who attend Friday night's wine tasting event will again gain free admission to Saturday’s festival by bringing their 2013 wine glass with them.
Then Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion (605 East Water Street, Sandusky) the Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival, now in its ninth year, will kick off with ten Ohio wineries, gourmet food, live musical entertainment and an artist’s showcase. The festival grounds are open Saturday from noon–8 p.m.