: This photograph show the vineyards of a winery in Ohio, probably around the Sandusky or Put-In-Bay area.
Because the lake tempers the climate, the islands and shore-line areas have the longest growing season in Ohio. Apples, peaches, and grapes are leading crops, and wine making has been an important industry in the Sandusky area and the Lake Erie Islands since the 1860s.
Wine has been produced in Ohio since 1823 when Nicholas Longworth planted the first Alexander and Isabella grapes in the Ohio River Valley. In 1825, Longworth planted the first Catawba grapes in Ohio. Others soon planted Catawba in new vineyards throughout the state and by 1860, Catawba was the most important grape variety in Ohio. At this time, Ohio produced more wine than any other state in the country, and Cincinnati was the most important city in the national wine trade. As in many other states, Prohibition in the United States destroyed the Ohio wine industry, which has struggled to recover View on Ohio Memory.
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: Wine and wine making--Ohio Places