Heineman Winery, Put-In-Bay Ohio
Heineman Winery, Makers of Fine Wines since 1888
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Discovered by workers in 1897 while digging a well for the winery 40 feet above, Crystal Cave is the world's largest geode. The walls of this cave are covered in strontium sulfate, a blueish mineral called celestite. These crystals range from 8 to 18 inches long. The original cave was much smaller than what appears today, as crystals were harvested and sold for the manufacturing of fireworks.

Owned and operated by Heineman Winery, Crystal Cave helped save the family-run winery from demise during Prohibition. Tours of the cave helped pay the bills, while other wineries on the island closed. Tours of the cave and Heineman Winery are offered for $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 11. Tours are offered seven days a week from early May till late September. Monday through Saturday, tours of the cave begin at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day till 5 p.m. On Sunday, tours begin at 12 p.m. and continue till 5 p.m.


To reach Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, travel aboard the Jet Express from Port Clinton or Sandusky, or the Miller Boat Line from Catawba. Flights are also available from airports in both Sandusky and Port Clinton. Crystal Cave is located at Heineman's Winery on Catawba Avenue, approximately one mile from the Village of Put-in-Bay.

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Heineman's Winery
978 Catawba Street. Box 300. Put-in-Bay Ohio 43456
Phone: (419) 285-2811 ~ Fax: (419) 285-3412
Email: info@HeinemansWinery.com

Wine shipped year round.
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