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Prime Vine Winery owners Julie and Jim Pulk raise glasses in their remodeled mansion in New Franklin. Source Phil Masturzo, Akron Beacon Journal

Article: Akron Beacon Journal, Phil Masturzo


The tasting room at Prime Vine Winery is ready for wine enthusiasts to pour in.

Owners Jim and Julie Pulk of Bath are excited to show off their historic 7,000-square-foot Colonial Revival home at 4332 Manchester Road in New Franklin across from Lala’s in the Lakes.

“Our main goal is for people to be able to come out and enjoy the property,” Julie Pulk said. “It’s spectacular.”

She and her husband bought the 12-acre property for $330,000 at a 2015 auction. They spent nearly $1 million and 4½ years meticulously restoring and renovating the estate, which includes a three-story brick mansion, carriage house and greenhouse. The home originally was owned by the Swiss-born Zimmerly family who made a fortune in the meatpacking industry, initially selling frankfurters and sausage by horse and buggy in 1891. Continue reading the full article!

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“Our 2014 Venture Cuvee ($18) is crazy good with one of their pork chops,” Jim Pulk said. “All of wines have a little bit more age on them than most places. We’re still drinking our 2012 cab and getting ready to switch over to the 2015.”

The cabernet grapes are from two different Oakville, California, vineyards in the Napa Valley, which is an extreme rarity for an Ohio winery.