17th Annual Ice Wine Festival

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2020 Ice Wine Festival

Saturday, March 7th, 14th, 21st • 11a.m. – 5p.m

The Wineries of the Grand River Valley welcome you to our 17th Annual Ice Wine Festival. Participating wineries include: Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, St. Joseph Vineyards, CASK 307 & South River Vineyard.

Over three weekends in March, the region joins together to celebrate a unique product of the cold temperatures in the Grand River Valley wine region — ice wine.

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 $7 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.

Designated drivers are always welcome. For $3 they will receive a non-alcoholic beverage and an appetizer.

Appetizer Menu & Events include:


  • APPETIZER: Glazed Meatballs with a BBQ Peach Mango Pepper Jam
  • FEATURED WINE: 2019 Riesling Ice Wine
  • WHILE YOU ARE THERE… Live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon
  • Jam sampling by Pepper-Licious
  • Wood Carving Demonstration-all day
  •  Sled Dog Demonstration
  • Specialty Ice Wine Cocktail (small additional fee)
  • Tapas & Ice Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival
    • Friday, March 6th-Sweet & Spicy Chicken Skewer on
      Glass Noodle Salad
    • Friday, March 13th-Black & Blue Scallops-Blackened Sea Scallops on Blue Cheese Grits with Ice Wine Honey Glaze
    • Friday, March 20th- Seared Sous Vide Pork Belly with Ice Wine BBQ Sauce, Sweet Corn Cake & Greens
    • – Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 8. A 4 mile run between Debonne Vineyards & Grand River Cellars.  Details go to: https://localraces.com/events/madison-oh/run-and-ice-wine
  • March 15- Beach Glass Bracelet Making Class
  •  March 22-Ice Wine Sangria & Cocktail Class
  • Ice Wine Sangria Making Class-Sunday, March 22nd-go to www.debonne.com to register.


  • APPETIZER: Fire & Ice Farotto-Chef’s creation of Italian sausage, caramelized onions, bell peppers, sweet & spicy Ice Wine sauce Farro.
  • FEATURED WINE: Sweepstakes 2017 Vidal Blanc Ice wine
  • Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.
  •  Pop-a-Razzi Gourmet Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Popcorn
  • Play the ice wine bottle game.
  •  Ice Wine Bottle Photo Prop
  • Ice Wine Pairing menu for lunch and dinner offered on weekends.   No Reservations Necessary.  Visit https://www.ferrantewinery.com/ for our menu & additional information.


  • APPETIZER: Blue Cheese & caramelized onions mac n cheese.
  • FEATURED WINE: 2019 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • Featuring Ice Carving at 12 p.m;
  • Delightful Soy Candles featuring Ice Wine Candles
  • Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day (small additional fee)
  • Ice Wine Martini’s (additional fee)
  • Ice Wine Cotton Candy (additional fee)
  • Tapas & Ice Progressive Dinner –
  • Friday, March 6th- Pork Tenderloin topped with an Ice Wine Glaze. Served with Carmalized onions & Pierogies
  • Friday, March 13thPork Riblets with an Ice Wine BBQ Sauce served with Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  • Friday, March 20th–Grilled Chicken Tenders with an Ice Wine Blue Cheese Cashew Cream Sauce served over Penne Pasta
  • Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
  • Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 8 A 4 mile run between Debonne Vineyards & Grand River Cellars.  Details: https://localraces.com/events/madison-oh/run-and-ice-wine
  • Ice Wine & Yoga-Sunday, March 15 11 am-go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-wine-yoga-tickets-89129628117 to register.
  • Ice Wine Cooking Class-Sunday, March 15 Noon-2 pm


  • APPETIZER: Homemade Chocolate Spiced Biscotti
  • FEATURED WINE: Simply Mad Habanero Ice Wine
  • Featuring Hand crafted beach glass jewelry by Rita Burns.
  • Gallery display from Jennylynn photography
  • Live music each Saturday from 6-9 pm
  • St Joseph Vineyards
  • APPETIZER: Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle
  • FEATURED WINE: 2018 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • Kryz’s Family Maple Syrup
  • Featuring Premier Designs Jewelry

Cask 307

  • APPETIZER: Parmigiano Reggiano with Honey and Walnuts
  • FEATURED WINE: 2019 Chardonnay Ice Wine
  • Friday March 6th- Mini Ice Wine Chicken Salad Croissants
  • Friday March 13th- Whiskey Smoked Reuben Sliders with House made purple kraut & Thousand Island
  • Friday March 20th- Pastrami Seasoned Smoked Salmon on an Everything Bagel with Scallion Dill Cream Cheese
  •  March 7th-Julery Creations
  •  March 10th-Opera Night “Cheers to Ice Wine Season”
  •  March 14th & 21st-Regal Vineyards Ice Wine Kettle Corn

South River Vineyards

  • APPETIZER:  Apple Cider Donuts-provided by Brant’s Apple Orchard
  • FEATURED WINE: 2017 Concord Ice Wine & 2019 Blush Ice Wine (Blend of Chambourcin & Vidal Blanc)
  • Friday March 6th- Smoked Salmon Tartine with Lemon Dill Yogurt Spread. Served with house made pickled vegetables
  • Friday March 13th- Carnitas taco with Red Cabbage Slaw, Avocado Creama & Cilantro on a Corn Tortilla with Tamarind spiked red beans & rice
  • Friday March 20th- Beef & Pork Ragout over mashed potatoes
  • Stop next door to Red Eagle Distillery for our featured ice wine cocktail in a commemorative rocks glass. Cocktail is made of Red Eagle Spirits mixed with South River Vineyard’s 2019 Blush Ice Wine and Lindemans Peche Lambic.

Ice Wine Festival Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will run for the entire time of the Ice Wine Festival. Shuttles will pick up at the Laketran parking lot at 200 Water Tower Drive, Madison, Ohio and drop off at the participating Ice Wine Festival wineries and will make continuous loops to each winery all day. Hotel pick up and drop off is available also.

Once you are done at one of the Ice Wine Festival Wineries hop back on the shuttle and go to the next Ice Wine Festival Winery until you have visited as many of these wineries as you would like and when you are ready, we will return you to your car or hotel.

Tickets are for transportation/shuttle service ONLY! You will need to purchase additional tickets at each participating wineries for samples of wine and appetizers.

Unlimited riding day pass for the entire day is $18.00 per day.

If you only want to hop on at the Laketran lot or from one winery to the next and not ride unlimited, it is $3.00 each stop.

If you need picked up at one of the hotels before or after the Ice Wine Festival, $5.00 each way in addition to the Unlimited ride pass or the $3.00 per winery option. No refunds and non transferrable to another date.

Visit the following link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-wine-festival-shuttle-service-tickets-91134262031?aff=ebdssbeac