Stop by for a taste and leave with a case from one of the many wineries in Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Here's our list of the top nine wineries in the area. Please note that the following are listed in alphabetical order:

Chateau Tebeau Winery
525 SR 635, Helena
Featuring French varietal, American, hybrid, and fruit wines. Walk the vineyards, sit by the koi pond, or relax by the fireplace in the tasting room.

Firelands Winery
917 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky
419.625.5474, 800.548.9463
Wine has been made on this site since 1880. Their vineyards are located on North Bass Island (also known as Isle St. George) in the western basin of Lake Erie. Stop by for a tour and a tasting of award-winning, estate bottled wines and browse through the gift shop.

Heineman Winery
978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
Heineman Winery has been producing award-winning island made wines since 1888. It is the oldest family owned and operated winery in Ohio. Heineman Winery is seasonal; shop online year-round.

Kelley's Island Wine Company
418 Woodford Rd., Kelleys Island
The Wine Company is Kelleys Island only winery, manufacturing and bottling all varietals on premise. They offer ample outdoor and indoor seating along with plenty of activities including volleyball and horseshoes. The Kelley's Island Wine Company is seasonal; contact the winery to purchase select bottles of wine.

Mon Ami Historic Winery & Restaurant
3845 E. Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton
This is one of the oldest wineries in the Lake Erie islands region. Mon Ami features daily tours and wine tastings, live entertainment, banquet facilities, a full-service restaurant, and gift shop.

Paper Moon Vineyards
2008 SR 60, Vermilion
Paper Moon sits on 50 acres of cleared and wooded land just west of the Vermilion River in the historic harbour town of Vermilion. They offers tastings and sales of quality regional and vinifera wines.

Put-in-Bay Winery
at the Doller Estate
392 Bay View Ave., Put in Bay
Put-in-Bay Winery offers a guided, wine-tasting tour of the historic Valentine Doller Estate that showcases award-winning local wines, while transporting you to the heart of the Gilded Age. Enjoy a glass of wine on the front porch while looking at breathtaking views of Put-in-Bay harbor. The Put-in-Bay Winery is seasonal; browse and shop their website to purchase wine.

Quarry Hill Winery
8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Visit this winery and neighboring orchard market. The wines are an eclectic variety of grape and fruit specialties, made and grown on site, and the wine bar offers a light food menu to complement the wines. Enjoy live music every weekend.

Rocky Point Winery
111 W. Main St., Marblehead
Rocky Point Winery is just down Main St. from it's namesake, the Marblehead Lighthouse, providing visitors with a small town touch, great local wines, and unique gifts.