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In 1983, the sons of Charles Daughters, Sr. established a small winery in Madison and offered a variety of well-made native, hybrid, and vinifera wines. Dana Daughters, who worked for Bill Worthy of the Grand River Wine Co., managed the wine cellar and Charles Daughters, Jr. operated the winery.

Its 1978 American Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular, stood out and received a gold medal in the state of Ohio wine competition. Production was limited to 9,000 gallons a year in a converted garage area and grapes and juice for the wines were sourced from California and local growers. The winery closed its doors permanently in 1986.

The site presently is the home of Daughters Florist and Gift Shoppe, a brick and mortar store started by Charles Daughters, Sr. over three decades ago.


Image courtesy of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

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winery, non-operational, Lake Erie AVA, Madison


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