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Celebrating Ohio Wines

One very special event is the third annual Amazing Grape Race along the Shores and Islands Wine Trail near Ohio’s Lake Erie Western Basin.

Through June 30, contestants pick up their free race cards from participating wineries and supporting convention & visitors bureaus for a chance to win fabulous prizes, such as:

Sawmill Creek Resort:  Deluxe double room, transportation to and from Paper Moon Vineyards and Quarry Hill Winery for a wine tasting and appetizers for two, amenity wine basket, and breakfast for two

Goodtime I-Lake Erie Island Cruises:  Wine tasting dinner cruise

Jet Express:  Jet Express trip

Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Miller Bass Island:  Round trip ferry ride for two

Gift certificate to the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival Aug. 2 and 3. 

Contestants must visit all of the participating wineries within the month of June and have their race card endorsed to be entered into the contest. Once the Amazing Grape Race card is completed, it must be mailed to Ohio Wine Producers Association, 33 Tegam Way, Geneva, OH 44041 by July 12, 2013. The first 100 contestants who return their cards will receive a wine and food pairing wheel and a complimentary six-bottle wine tote to fill with the wines they discovered. (Limit of one per household.) Drawing will be held the week of July 15, 2013.
 
Amazing Grape Race entry cards may be picked up from the following locations:
 
Chateau Tebeau, 525 St. Rt. 635,Helena
D & D Smith Winery, 401 W Main St., Norwalk     
Firelands Winery, 917 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky    
John Christ Winery, 32421 Walker Rd., Avon Lake              
Klingshirn Winery, 33050 Webber Rd., Avon Lake              
Matus Winery, 15674 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman            
Mon Ami Restaurant & Winery, 3845 E Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton     
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 State Rd.(OH 60), Vermilion
Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights      
Vermilion Valley Vineyards, 11005 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman
 
Amazing Grape Race Supporting Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Huron County Visitors Bureau, 10 West Main St., Norwalk
Lake Erie Shores and Islands-EAST, 4424 Milan Rd., Ste. A, Sandusky
Lake Erie Shores and Islands-WEST, 770 SE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
Sandusky County CVB, 712 North St., Ste. 102, Fremont
Visit Lorain County, 8025 Leavitt Rd., Amherst

For further information, call Ohio Wine Producers Association at 800-227-6972 or visit the association’s website.

OGIC Ohio VIP program
An additional special promotion, conducted on behalf of the Ohio Grape Industries Committee is the Ohio Wines VIP program where you can collect points and win great prizes by visiting wineries across Ohio. Registration is FREE. Join the fun, visit Ohio’s wineries, collect points for wine related prizes and while you are at the wineries, select a couple of favorites and then take home the experience.