Seating Limited & Reservations REQUIRED- RSVP by Sunday May 2nd

Founder's Day Event
Join us on Saturday May 8th
11:30am - 4:30pm

Social distancing & masks required unless seated or tasting.

Table/chairs for social distancing & adhering to COVID 19 guidelines
Tents if rain is in the forecast.
Pricing for you and your guests - tables can seat 6-8 people so
we can seat your goup together.

Book your group by Sunday MAY 2nd
Arne Pruning
Arnie in the Chardonnay Vineyard
Markko Vineyard Founder's Day
April 17, 1968

In 1967 Arnie Esterer, founder of Markko Vineyard, read about
Dr. Konstantin Frank, who was growing vinifera grapes in New York's
Finger Lakes region. That year Arnie spent a week of his vacation working
for Dr. Frank in his vineyard located in Hammondsport, NY.

Arnie purchased his first 130 acres in Conneaut, OH from the Markko
family. He planted the vines he received from Frank in the spring of
1968 on the land where the vineyard and winery are now located.

He also began his partnership with Tim Hubbard, who also was interested in wine and Dr. Frank's goal of promoting "superior quality domestic wines”.

Both Esterer & Hubbard were part of group known as Dr. Frank's "cooperators”. In 1972, Esterer left Union Carbide to work full time
in the vineyard and build the winery.

The grapes they had planted were mostly Chardonnay and Riesling, and the wines Esterer produced that harvest were the first commercial vinifera wines to be produced in Ohio.

The Esterer Family
Andrew, David, Paul & Katherine
Reservations Required
Founder's Day Celebration
Saturday May 8th
11:30am - 4:30pm (w/music)

Pricing for you and your guests,
last day to purchase tickets Sunday, May 2nd

Pricing $90 per couple includes:
Two $8 Food Vouchers
1 bottle of Markko Red Wine
1 bottle of Markko White Wine
8 tickets to sample Markko Wine

Special Customer Pricing $45 per person includes:
One $8 Food Voucher
1 bottle of Markko Red or White Wine
4 tickets to sample Markko Wine

Send an email or call 440-593-3197

Please provide the following to confirm your Founder's Day Ticket

  • Member Name & guest names
  • Phone number with area code
  • Confirm wine selection based on # of tickets purchased (Couples receive one bottle of red & white wine, Single person may choose a red or white bottle of wine)
  • Payment may be made with:
Credit Card over the phone - AMEX, Discover, Master Card & Visa
Check - payable to Markko Vineyard received by Wednesday May 6th.
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You can use your $8 voucher
Cash or Credit Card
Royal Gardens Italian Food Truck
Old World Italian Specialties
Shrimp dip with crackers $7
Chicken & sweet peppers $8
Pasta with Italian meatball $8
Flatbreads - large slice $5
Tiramisu $5

Thanks to Ron DePascale,
good friend of the Esterer family, for providing food for today's event.
Social distancing & masks required unless seated or tasting. Tables & chairs for social distancing. Tents if rain is in the forecast.
Tasting Room - converted to sales only room on the day
of this event
Wine Sales- We can assist you with wine-to-go purchases at your table or in the tasting room.
Kate, David and Paul Esterer
Vineyard Tours
Todd Stevenson
Markko Vineyard Manager
We invite you to walk
or catch a ride on the wagon to tour the
Markko Vineyard & Winery
PHONE: 440-593-3197

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