Ice Wine Festival

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.

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:

DEBONNE VINEYARDS

  • 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
  • Specialty Ice Wine Cocktail (small additional fee)
  • Tapas & Ice Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival
  • Ice Wine Sangria Making Class-Sunday, March 22nd-go to www.debonne.com to register.

FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE

  • APPETIZER: Fire & Ice Farotto-Chef’s creation of Italian sausage, caramelized onions, bell peppers, sweet & spicy Ice Wine sauce Farro.
  • FEATURED WINE: 2016 Vidal Blanc Ice wine
  • WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
  • Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.
  • Play the ice wine bottle game.
  • Ice Wine Pairing menu for lunch and dinner offered all month.   No Reservations Necessary.  Visit https://www.ferrantewinery.com/ for our menu & additional information.

GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT

  • APPETIZER: Blue Cheese & caramelized onions mac n cheese.
  • FEATURED WINE: 2019 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
  • 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 6-
Friday, March 13th
Friday, March 20th

  • 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

LAURELLO VINEYARDS

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

Cask 307

  • APPETIZER: Parmigiano Reggiano with Honey and Walnuts
  • FEATURED WINE: 2019 Chardonnay Ice Wine
  • WHILE YOU ARE THERE…

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)
  • WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
  • 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.

 

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