Ice Wine Festival

Annual Ice Wine Festival

15th Annual Ice Wine Festival, Saturday, March 2nd, 9th, 16th • Noon-5 p.m.

Participating wineries include:  Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, St. Joseph Vineyards, South River Vineyards & Red Eagle Distillery.

Patrons can 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 events.

Cost is $6 at each winery, which includes wine samples, an ice wine glass, 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:

DEBONNE VINEYARDS

APPETIZER: Bake Parmesan Dip

Sled Dog Demonstration all day, Ice Wine Mule (additional fee),Live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon,Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival,Friday, March 1- SOLD OUT

Friday, March 8th– https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-glow-progressive-dinner-2-tickets-42210672257

Friday, March 15th– https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-glow-progressive-dinner-3-tickets-42211542861

Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 3   A 4 mile run between Debonne Vineyards & Grand River Cellars.  Details & register at:  https://my6.raceresult.com/114860/?fbclid=IwAR2qRNDBIdsK6wN2cAWa2oRFsWyfuNeEqMKPEBVeu9sxpRbFmdw-sgQmfBg

FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE

APPETIZER: Ice Wine Rockefeller

Live music Saturday evenings, Ice Wine Pairing menu for lunch and dinner offered all month; Visit FerranteWinery.com for menu & additional information.
Ice Wine Bottle Toss Game

GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT

APPETIZER: Thai Peanut Sauce over Noodles

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)

Winter Glow Progressive Dinner – each Friday evening (see Debonne Vineyards above);
Live music Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30-10:30. Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 3rd  (see Debonne Vineyards above)

LAURELLO VINEYARDS

APPETIZER: Banana Cream Mouse

Featuring Beach Glass Jewelry. Watch a video of this years ice wine harvest and pressing.

  1. JOSEPH VINEYARDS

APPETIZER:  Apple Strudel

Kryz’s Family Maple Syrup; Featuring Premier Designs Jewelry

SOUTH RIVER VINEYARDS

Concord or Blush Ice wines sampled in imprinted Sun Glass

Ice-tini:
1 oz Grand River Cellars 2016 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
1 oz Red E Vodka
1 oz Champagne
Combine all ingredients and shake. Garnish with frozen grapes. Enjoy!

Homemade Ice Wine Marshmallows:
¾ cup ice wine-recommended Grand River Cellars Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
¾ cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for dusting, canola oil for greasing

Place ice wine in a small saucepan over medium heat & simmer until reduced to 4 tsp, watching closely at the end to prevent scorching; cool. Pour ½ cup of water into mixer bowl, sprinkle with gelatin, and let stand 10 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, combine remaining water, sugar, corn syrup in a small saucepan & bring to boil. Then boil vigorously for 1 minute. Stir in gelatin mixture & the salt. Beat with mixer on high speed for 8 minutes. Add vanilla and reduced ice wine & continue beating for 2 more minutes. Transfer mixture into 9 inch square pan lined with canola oiled plastic wrap, using an oiled spatula to spread evenly. Allow to set for several hours in a cool but not refrigerated area. When firm, remove from pan, cut into squares with a lightly oiled knife & toss each square in powdered sugar to coat.

 

 

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