We established Crooked Tree Vineyard in the spring of 2013 on a 5 acre parcel of land located on the Southeast shore of Kelleys Island, planting Cabernet Franc vines with the incredible help of our friends and family. In 2016, and after three years of nurturing the vines, we harvested our first grapes and distributed them to local Lake Erie-area winemakers. Pleased with the success of our vineyard, we decided to turn our focus to creating red wines that we would enjoy drinking and sharing with friends. Our first two varietals, Cabernet Franc and Raccoon Red, were made from grapes we harvested in November of 2017 and then aged for 18 months. They are both available in our tasting room at Crooked Tree Vineyard and at the Island Market located on the Kelleys Island. If you would like to order wine or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope you have the chance to live out your dream as we are doing!
– Janet and Steve Wermuth