For over 140 years, five generations of the Steuk family produced wine in Sandusky from Native American grapes such as Delaware, Concord, Catawba, and Black Pearl, a highly acclaimed and unique spicy sweet Labrusca variety. The winery was held in an old barn-like building with cellars located below the first floor retail store. This small business produced in the early 1990s about 3,500 gallons of wine and at the time was considered one of the oldest wineries in the U.S. still owned by the founding family. The winery closed around 1997.
Image courtesy of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.