Ice Wine Festival

13th Annual Ice Wine Festival
Saturday, March 4th, 11th, 18th • Noon-5 p.m.
Participating wineries include:  Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery &
Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant,
Laurello Vineyards, South River Vineyards & St. Joseph Vineyards.
Patrons will visit each of the participating wineries and sample their Ice Wine along with a complimentary appetizer .
Many of the wineries will also have a featured event including ice carving, jewelry shows, dog sledding & much more.
Cost is $6 at each winery, which includes wine samples, an ice wine glass at each winery, appetizer and special events.  (Bring in a canned food item to help support our local food banks and receive $1 off per person.)
Call 440-466-3485 for more information.
Appetizer Menu & Events include:
DEBONNÉ VINEYARDS
APPETIZER: Smokey Salmon Pate on Cracked Pepper Crackers
Sled Dog Demonstration all day
Live music Friday evening and Saturday afternoon
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival
Call 440-466-3485  or www.debonne.com for more information.
FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE
APPETIZER: Pound cake with a peach ricotta cream
Take a picture with our giant ice wine bottle
GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT
APPETIZER: White cheddar, bacon, & caramelized onions mac & cheese
Featuring Ice Carving at 12 p.m.
Delightful Soy Candles featuring Ice Wine Candles
Wine jelly samples and sales by Gathering Place
Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day (small additional fee)
Live music both Friday & Saturday nights
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening of the Ice Wine Festival
Call 440-298-9838 or www.grandrivercellars.com for more information.
LAURELLO VINEYARDS
APPETIZER: Macaroon with hints of orange and dark chocolate.
Beach glass by Rita Burns
Watch a video of this years ice wine harvest and pressing.
ST. JOSEPH VINEYARDS
APPETIZER:  Ohio apple strudel infused with Ohio Maple Syrup
Krzys Family Maple Syrup Demonstration
SOUTH RIVER VINEYARDS
Concord & Blush Ice wines sampled in imprinted Sun Glass
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening of the Ice Wine Festival.
RED EAGLE DISTILLERY
Festive Cocktail featuring South River Vineyards Blush Ice Wine,
Bourbon, and Lindeman’s Peche Beer
Imprinted Red Eagle Distillery Glass

Fridays, March 3rd, 10th & 17th 2017 Winter Glow – An Exclusive Dinner Event in the Cellar; 6:30pm
Kick off the 2017 Ice Wine Festival with a progressive dinner Friday night before the Saturday event.  The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. at Grand River Cellars with delicious appetizers.  Proceed to Debonné Vineyards for a wonderful entrée. Afterwards, move up the road to South River Vineyard for a delicious dessert. Our winemakers will pair each of the courses with his choice of wines. Reservations required. Seating is very limited and will sell out quickly. This is a prepaid, non-refundable ticketed event.  $49.50 per person includes tax & gratuity. Call 440-466-3485 to make reservations.
Friday, March 3rd: Grand River Cellars: Corn & scallion fritter & garden minestrone soup; Debonné Vineyards: Tuscan grilled chicken with herbed couscous pilaf  & roasted broccoli (Lenten option: seafood medley); Finish with ice cream topped with an ice wine compote of marinated fresh fruit and blush ice wine at South River Vineyards.

Friday, March 17th:  Grand River Cellars: White bean, carrots and kale soup along with pear, pomegranate salad with gorgonzola and Champagne vinaigrette. Debonné Vineyards: Roast lamb with Irish Colcannon, fresh carrots & Irish soda bread
(Lenten option: Lemon Pepper Cod); Finish with ice cream topped with an ice wine compote of marinated fresh fruit and blush ice wine at South River Vineyards.

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