Chateau Winery & Vineyards
When winter blankets Sandusky Couty, Ohio, in its quiet embrace, Chateau Winery and Vineyards in Helena comes alive with a unique charm that beckons visitors to embrace the season. While summer often steals the spotlight for winery visits, Chateau Winery and Vineyards shows that winter holds its own special allure.
Owners Bill and Michele Hollister both have a love for wine. “Growing up in an Italian family meant wine was a staple at every meal or event,” said Michele. Her grandfather had a passion for wine as well, as he had a few rows of grapes that he grew and produced into wine. When they purchased the winery several years ago, they knew its rustic charm and welcoming atmosphere would make it a year-round destination, but it’s in winter that the winery truly shines.
Inside the cozy tasting room, the inviting aroma of mulled wine and the crackling fireplace create a warm sanctuary from the cold. The friendly staff are always ready to guide visitors through the winery’s premium wine selection, catering to various tastes. Sipping on an award-winning wine while watching snowfall outside is a truly enchanting experience.
Chateau Winery and Vineyards has live music and other fun events as well as tastings, adding to the allure of a winter visit. Whether it’s holiday-themed celebrations or wine and cheese pairings, there’s always something exciting happening.
So, when the snowflakes fall and the temperatures drop, consider escaping to the holiday rush for a peaceful and enchanting winter retreat to Sandusky County and Chateau Winery and Vineyards in Helena, Ohio. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or simply seeking a cozy escape, this charming winery promises a unique winter experience. Make it an overnight trip and stay at one of the hotel suites in nearby Fremont. Don’t miss the chance to discover the winter magic that awaits at Chateau Winery and Vineyards. Sanduskycounty.org/stay
Chateau Winery & Vineyard
525 State Route 635
Helena, Ohio 43435
(near Fremont, Ohio)