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Ice Wine Tasting

UPDATE: The Ice Wine Tasting has been cancelled. However, all of the participating wineries are open for carry-out and have wonderful ice wines for you to enjoy. Unfortunately we are not permitted to allow on-site tasting so you will just have to trust us that they are amazing. if you can, please help support us during this time. 3/17/2020 8:36 am

2020 Ice Wine Tasting

Saturday, March 7th, 14th, 21st • 11a.m. – 5p.m.
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The Wineries of the Grand River Valley welcome you to our 17th Annual Ice Wine Tasting. Participating wineries include: Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, St. Joseph Vineyards, South River Vineyards and Cask 307.

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.

Looking for transportation? Check out our list below.

Appetizer Menu & Events include:

DEBONNE VINEYARDS

  • APPETIZER: Glazed Meatballs with a BBQ Peach Mango Pepper Jam
  • FEATURED WINE: 2019 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine & Cherry Bourbon Ice Wine
  • WHILE YOU ARE THERE… Live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon
  • Jam sampling by Pepper-Licious
  • Dog Sledding Demo-all day
  • Wood Carving Demonstration-all day
  • Specialty Ice Wine Cocktail
  • Tapas & Ice Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival
  • 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
  • Beach Glass Bracelet Making Class-March 15th- -go to www.debonne.com to register.
  • 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: Sweepstakes 2017 Vidal Blanc Ice wine
  • WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
  • Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.
  • Play the ice wine bottle game.
  • Pop-a-Razzi Gourmet Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Popcorn
  • Ice Wine Pairing dinner every weekend.   No Reservations Necessary.  Visit FerranteWinery.com for our menu & additional information.

GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT

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 

ST. 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…
  • Julery Creations-March 7th
  • Ice Wine Cookies & Baked Goods
  • Regal Vineyards Ice Wine Kettle Corn-March 14 & 21
  • Tapas & Ice Progressive Dinner – Friday, March 6; Friday, March 13th; Friday, March 20th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tapas-ice-progressive-dinner-tickets-92095593399
  • Opera Night-Tuesday, March 10th-“Cheers to Ice Wine Season” $49.95 plus tax and gratuity per person. Call 440-307-9586 for reservations.

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…
  • Savage Society Axe Throwing-March 3rd
  • Tapas & Ice Progressive Dinner – Friday, March 6; Friday, March 13th; Friday, March 20th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tapas-ice-progressive-dinner-tickets-92095593399
  • 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.

The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake  Wine Shuttle 440-466-7100

Barrels and Bridges Tours
Experience the best of Vintage and Vine
barrelsandbridgestours.com
440-488-6250

Grand River Valley Winery Tours
www.grandrivervalleywinerytours.com  440-413-9574

Northcoast Grapevine Tours LLC
www.northcoastgrapevinetours.com
216-587-1965
440-282-6598

Holiday Inn Express, Madison, OH Wine Shuttle
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/madison/mdisn/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=YextLocal-_-EX-_-US-_-MDISN
440-307-4449

Richmond Transportation-All day pass!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-wine-festival-shuttle-service-tickets-91134262031?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
http://www.richmondtrolleyandlimo.com/
440-964-9403