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Klingshirn Winery, Inc.

Klingshirn Winery, Inc.

Klingshirn Winery, Inc.
33050 Webber Rd
Avon Lake, Ohio
USA 44012
Phone: (440) 933-6666

Contact: Lee Klingshirn
Email: info@klingshirnwine.com

Klingshirn Winery is a third generation family farm winery established in the fall of 1935. A large surplus grape crop prompted first generation Albert R. Klingshirn to begin producing wine commercially, in twenty 50 gallon wooden barrels in the cellar of his home. Five years later Albert built a small winery consisting of two levels. The basement housed the fermentation tanks and two hundred 50 gallon wooden barrels. The small ground level room served as a Bottling/Storage/Sales Room. The wine press was stored on a nearby farm.

Albert's son, Allan, purchased the farm and winery in 1955 and began expanding the product line. As the business grew, small barrels were replaced by larger wooden casks and stainless steel tanks. In 1978 the winery was expanded to four times its original size. The building was now large enough to contain all the production facilities and a retail sales room.

Allan's youngest son, Lee, graduated from Ohio State University in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Viticulture and Enology. Lee, the third generation operator, is now the winemaker and works with his parents to continue the family tradition.

Each man has contributed to the winery in distinct ways and has helped to create the business that Klingshirn Winery is today. Below, you can take a photo tour through the livlihood of three generations of Klingshirns.

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