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The Sparkling Experience

What does that mean?

The Sparkling Experience is a one-of-a-kind wine tasting adventure that begins before you even come through the door. Upon approach to our winery, you’ll notice the inviting Adirondack chairs and picnic tables surrounding our signature Sparkling Pond, one of three located on the property. We encourage our visitors to have a seat and enjoy our beautiful surroundings including the rows of grape vines right next door and our own vineyards located directly behind our winery.

As you turn into our driveway, you’ll be greeted by our now-famous, ruggedly handsome spokesman. And when you enter our front door, you’ll instantly feel welcome. We’re happy to see you. We love people; and it shows. From the fun music (not too loud) to the great personalities of our wine servers, to the wide range of wine styles and taste experiences, we want you to have a relaxing and enjoyable experience!



This or That?

How about a taste of everything? It’s hard to know which one of our wines will be your favorite when you only get to try a select few. When you visit Sparkling Ponds, we want you to be able to experience all of our wines so that you can choose your favorite to purchase and take home! That’s why we don’t charge by the number of samples you choose. Our wine tasting experience includes tasting all of our wines with sample food pairings – all for a small flat rate.



The Face of Sparkling Ponds

He’s been admired from afar. He’s been photographed literally thousands of times. He’s been so popular, he’s even been stolen – three times!



His Name is Daniel

Rugged good looks and a love of good wine aren’t the only traits that make Daniel a perfect addition to our staff. He’s the perfect host. He loves people and he’s a great conversationalist. He’s the kind of guy who’ll keep you coming back for more!

Daniel is that handsome devil featured in our print advertising and on our “Woman Pleaser” sweet white wine label. Come on by and have your picture taken with Daniel. Our life-sized cut out sign substitutes for the real Daniel when he is not working. Daniel is a guest wine tasting server and pops in on a regular basis to thrill and entertain our winery guests.



Our Cast of Characters

Our staff at Sparkling Ponds Winery is the biggest reason why we are known as the fun winery.

Whether you’re here for a special event, a nice couple’s weekend activity, staying at our private villa or just stopping by to stock-up on wine, we’re here to make sure you have a great experience. Our visitors often tell us that they love coming to see us. Good wine can be found at many wineries in the Great Lakes Region, but we stand out because we make sure your wine tasting experience is relaxing and fun.



The Villa at Sparkling Ponds Winery

When you would love to get away from the noise and chaos of life and just enjoy the fresh air, consider staying at The Villa at Sparkling Ponds Winery. If you’ve ever wondered how it would feel to wake up to a countryside filled with grape vineyards, but don’t like to be too far away from restaurants, shopping and beaches, this is the place for you!

Our vacation rental is part of a warm and inviting winery (fun too!), located on Lake Erie. Our beautiful beaches are perfect for beach glass hunting, boating, swimming and relaxing and are located only 5 minutes away. If antiques and winery touring are what interest you, we’ve got those too. The quaint town of North East, PA is just 8 miles away and features small shops, restaurants and fresh farm and fruit stands. During the summer months, the area surrounding the villa has a variety of outdoor concerts, festivals and activities to offer. Erie, PA is located just 20 minutes away and features many great things to see and do including Presque Isle’s 15 miles of beautiful natural sand beaches, the Millcreek Mall with over 100 stores and restaurants, Presque Isle Downs and Casino and Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park to name a few.

Sparkling Ponds winery is part of the Lake Erie Wine Country which is made up of 24 local wineries, each with its’ own unique presentation of wines and accompanying legends. Our one-of-a-kind villa offers the perfect home base for all your day trips and adventures.

Our fully furnished, spacious 3 bedroom villa has a full kitchen, dining room and living room with all the essentials needed for a great stay. We can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people. In addition, our grounds include grape vineyards for romantic walks and picture taking, a sparkling pond with gazebo and pond-side seating, as well as a fire pit for just kicking back and relaxing.



Stay and Play

For a great Lake Erie Wine Country experience, Stay and Play at the Villa at Sparkling Ponds Winery. Click Here for directions, distances, points of interest, more information or to rent our Villa. Please note, our Villa is only suited for guests age 13 and older.

Dana has been with us from Day One. She’s our very own wine Guru. She’s the perfect hostess and makes every guest feel welcome!

Steffie joined Sparkling Ponds Winery in 2013 and is our resident entertainer. She rarely sits still. She loves people and it shows!

Dillon - He’s sweet on the eyes, sweet natured and will melt your heart with his smile. Dillon is our Sunday mainstay here at Sparkling Ponds Winery. His intelligence is quite amazing!

Daniel is the face of Sparkling Ponds. He’s rugged, daring and fun loving. He’ll knock your socks off. He’s every woman’s dream come true!

Justin - Fun is his middle name! He’s known to dance on the bar and yell “Woo Hoo!” as guests enter the winery. He makes sure that everyone is included in the fun!

Rachel - She’s the newest sparkling addition to our cast of characters. Even though she hasn’t been here long, she’s already a fan favorite.

Tami - The heart of all we do at Sparkling Ponds Winery is Tami Carrara. Her loving memory of Dick Carrara shines through in everything she does to keep his dream alive.