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Address: 917 Bardshar Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone Number: +1 419-625-5474
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Firelands Winery was founded in 1880 under the name Mantey Vineyards and...
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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Firelands winery was recommended to us as ( if you only go to 1 winery go here) so we did and our tasting host was very knowledgeable. They also have a self directed tour which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Auburn, Indiana

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I drink wine about once every 5 years, so I am no connoisseur of wine. With that said, I really liked the setup here and the staff was very nice. We took the free tour and it was a letdown, because they were not bottling that day and Lucy wasn't stomping any grapes. But they did offer 6 small glasses... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Firelands winery was recommended to us as ( if you only go to 1 winery go here) so we did and our tasting host was very knowledgeable. They also have a self directed tour which was OK , would have been better if they were bottling when we walked through. Loved their wines, nice selection of days and sweets.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Before Prohibition, Ohio was one of the leading wine-producing states in the U.S., and the Lake Erie region was one of the major vineyard areas. After Prohibition, the state slapped large taxes on wineries and breweries, which put them at a major disadvantage versus other states. Production is coming back, and Firelands is one of the largest in the state.... More 

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Morley, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were here 10 years ago and on a recent road trip thought it would be fun to stop again. The staff was rather anti-social. the wine was still great. Cute gift shop. The tasting room is a bit dark and could use more natural light.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 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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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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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 via mobile

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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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 

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Additional Information about Firelands Winery

Address: Address: 917 Bardshar Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone Number: +1 419-625-5474
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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