2 local winemakers inducted into the Ohio Wine Hall of Fame

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 16:57:02-05

It turns out Ohio and wine pair quite nicely as two local vintners are being recognized for their abilities in the world of wine.

The state wine industry recently gathered in Dublin, Ohio to honor Claudio Salvador, owner and winemaker at Firelands Winery in Sandusky, and Lee Klingshirn, owner and winemaker at Klingshirn Winery in Avon Lake. The two winemakers were inducted into the Ohio Wine Hall of Fame.

Salvador's Firelands Winery is an award-winning winery, whose owner was educated at Italy's foremost university where he studied the science of wine and winemaking. He has experimented with different varieties that were once thought impossible to grown in the Lake Erie region, and his wines have brought national recognition to Ohio.



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Klingshirn is the third generation to grow grapes on the farm and at his family's winery. He has helped to craft legislation that has enhanced the business climate with and among growers and vintners in the state. Klinghirm joins his father as the only father-son combination in the Ohio Wine Hall of Fame.