ERIE SHORE VINEYARD is owned, operated and established by Harvey & Alma Hollingshead. Established in 1994, the first vines were planted in 1997 and the winery open to the public in 2002.
Erie Shore Vineyard has been producing, critically acclaimed, award winning wines since their opening. Their wine grapes are carefully grown in their vineyard located at the 42nd N parallel on the banks of Lake Erie, in a cool climate viticultural area. The soils of this area are known to be among the best in the world.
The location gives flavours that are unique and deeper than you may taste elsewhere in the world. Flavour, while determined by the genetics of the grape, is greatly affected by the location – its climate, soil and sunshine and attention to winemaking.