Dalton 'Duke' Bixler has worked many years in the Ohio wine industry, growing his 3,000 gallon Breitenbach Wine Cellar into one of the largest wineries in the state. In 1980, when the prospect of turning his meat and cheese market into a winery came up, Duke and Cynthia Bixler took on the challenge. They named it Breitenbach, which means “broad or bright stream.” This same year he joined Ohio Wine Producers Association, as the 20th winery in the state.
Source: Ohio Wine Producers Association Hall of Fame website
Image courtesy of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.