Kelley's Island

Welcome

When we saw how lacking Kelley's Island was in Streetview content, we set out to change that.  Here are some of the highlights of our work...

Observation Deck

At the Kelley's Island Welcome Sign

Kelley's Island Wine Company

Ruins of the Original Winery and Cellars

Located on PRIVATE PROPERTY, this winery burnt down in 1933 and was never reopened.  Today the ruins still stand and are off limits to the public due to the high risk of injury.  Not only from falling rocks, but if you don't watch your step, you will fall into a perfectly square & rectangular holes in the ground that appears to go down into complete darkness.  This is where they passed the barrels between the production space and the cellars.

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Before & After the Third Fire

Built in 1872                     Burnt down in 1933

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Enter the Wine Cellars

Catacombs where the barrels were stored

Below ground are the Wine Cellars, and they to are PRIVATE PROPERTY.  The walls and arched ceiling are built from limestone bricks mined from the nearby quarry.  These cellars, which now appear as ghostly catacombs, still hold the gigantic straps that held the large wine barrels they stored in the cooler temperatures these cellars had to offer.

Kelley's Island Wine Co

This is the Wine Company today

    Wine making has been a tradition in The Zettler Family that transcends generations. Kirt Zettler along with his father Toby began making wine and growing grapes on the island in the early 1980's. The Wine Company opened its doors in 1982 in the small building adjacent to the existing site, known as the Nick Smith House. Soon after The Wine Company opened, Kirt brought his knowledge of wine making and grape growing to the table from his viticultur and oenology studies in Australia. 

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KI Cantina

Located next to the Wine Company

Under the same ownership as the KIWC, The KI Cantina is Kelleys Island's first and only Mexican restaurant. We serve up handcrafted margaritas as well as authentic Mexican fare from burritos to guacamole. Taco' bout a good time! 
 

the Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world.

Of Devonian limestone, Glacial Grooves Geological Preserve contain marine fossils that are 350 to 400 million years old. They were scoured into solid limestone bedrock about 18,000 years ago by the great ice sheet which covered part of North America.

Glacial Grooves Geological Preserve is locally managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Kelley Island State Parks.


 

Glacial Grooves Geological Preserve

A National Natural Landmark