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:
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
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)
APPETIZER: Banana Cream Mouse
Featuring Beach Glass Jewelry. Watch a video of this years ice wine harvest and pressing.
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
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.