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Firelands Winery

Address: 917 Bardshar Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone Number: +1 419-625-5474
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Ranked #5 of 11 Activities in Sandusky
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Firelands Winery was founded in 1880 under the name Mantey Vineyards and has been producing high...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Firelands Winery was founded in 1880 under the name Mantey Vineyards and has been producing high quality wines ever since. Join us at the winery in Sandusky Ohio and see what we are all about. There is a self guided tour that allows you to see the different aspects of production from an interesting perspective, a tasting bar where you can try a selection of our world class wines, and several intimate seating areas where you can share a bottle of wine with friends and family. All in all Firelands Winery is a great place to spend an afternoon.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We loved this winery both times we stopped never tasted a bad wine and everyone we go with always enjoys it to! We got the cheese plate this time and that was nice. My daughter loves there sparkling juice it made her feel special We will be back for sure!

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Norwich UK
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87 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Arguably Firelands is the most significant winery in Ohio; certainly in terms of heritage; they even managed to maintain covert production on their North Bass island during Prohibition apparently; and hence their right to describe their sparking dry wines as "champagne", being pre-Versailles grandfathered. Good to see that is made on the premises and hand-riddlered too. I also admired their... More 

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bellevue, Oh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We live near Firelands Winery but had never stopped until this last weekend. We really enjoyed it. Tried 6 wines for $3 and then bought a couple of bottles. Nice atmosphere and nice people working there! Will definitely go back!

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Adrian S, General Manager at Firelands Winery, responded to this review

Kellie, we are so very glad that you had a great time with our tasting room staff. We try hard to produce the right atmosphere and that starts with our great staff. We are excited that you will be coming back again, see you soon! More 

Louisville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stopped in today to get some sparkling grape juice! There is something wonderful about grape juice with Catawba grapes!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great service and the tasting menu provided a nice variety. While not Napa or Sonoma, it's probably one of the best small wineries in the Midwest.

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Key West, Florida
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

She was awesome. She helped Us with each Wine and choice! There were plenty of red wines to choose from. Thanks for being there to help us Hannah! Thanks Hannah

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Adrian S, Manager at Firelands Winery, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you had a great time at our winery! We really strive to create an atmosphere where everyone can enjoy great wine and learn a thing or two. I passed on this review to Hannah and you made her day! Thank you again for visiting, we hope to see you again! More 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The employees were very friendly. They had a very good selection of wine to choose from and they allowed you to taste up to 6. At this winery you need to pay for sampling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is my second visit to Firelands Winery and both times I was very impressed with the winery itself. It is very quaint and well decorated. Much nicer than most Ohio wineries. The wine itself is average, although I am not a fan of Ohio wines and don't like sweet wines. However, it is still worth a visit if you... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited the winery last Saturday. My husband and I both did wine tasting and was impressed with the tase and pricing of the wine. There were several kinds on sale and we ended up buying 7 bottles. I agree that you should not be charged for the tastings if you buy at least 6 or more bottles of wine.... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As part of the Harvest Hosts program we overnighted at Firelands Winery in our RV. We arrived late in the afternoon of a busy Saturday and were promptly treated to an excellent and reasonably-priced wine tasting. The Reisling was a standout favorite, and we also liked the Vin Rose and the Pinot Noir well enough to buy bottles of them... More 

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