Ice Wine Festival

Annual Ice Wine Festival

Thank you for joining us this year for our 14th annual Ice Wine Fest. Save the following dates March 2nd, 9th & 16th, 2019 for the 15th annual Ice Wine fest. We received a lot of compliments on our many drinks & appetizers offered. Here are the recipes for the items that were featured. To get more information on events that are happening throughout the year, please sign up for our e-newsletter at the bottom of the home page on our website:

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.

Apricot Glazed Meatballs
2/3 cup Apricot preserves
1/3 cup chipotle-mustard sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
Mix ingredients in a bowl and pour mixture over your favorite meatball recipe in a slow cooker.  Cover & cook on low setting for 4 hours or until meatballs are hot and glazed.



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