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Ice Wine Trail 2021

Ice Wine

The cold of Northeast Ohio brings out the sweet nectar frozen on the vines in snow laden vineyards located south of Lake Erie.  This creates a microclimate that allows Ohio winemakers to grow grapes and make exceptional ice wines. 

Ice Wine harvest is typically done in the early morning hours when temperatures dip well below freezing.  The natural water content that is found in the grapes needs to be frozen when harvested.  This results in a concentrated thick extraction of juice which in turn is used for Ice Wine.  Typically, the brix level is between 37-40 brix which is ideal for producing this decadent dessert wine. 

Ice Wine varietals in the Grand River Valley region include Vidal Blanc, Concord, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. Each varietal has its own set of unique characteristics that are sure to be palate pleasing. Flavors of sweet peach, apricot, honey, cherry, and citrus can be found in these delicious Ice Wines.  Pair any of these dessert wines with pungent cheeses like gorgonzola and goat cheese or go sweet and enjoy with chocolate hazelnut spread or white chocolates. The possibilities are endless! 

The winegrowers of the Grand River Valley encourage you to come sample the finest Ice Wines in the valley!

 

2022 ICE WINE FESTIVAL

19TH ANNUAL GRAND RIVER VALLEY ICE WINE FESTIVAL

March 1st thru 31st  Noon – 5 pm

Join the wineries of the Grand River Valley Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, South River Vineyards, Cask 307 Winery, and Red Eagle Distillery for an afternoon of ice wine sampling perfectly paired with the appetizers.

Patrons will visit each of the seven participants in any order they choose. Each establishment will provide samples of their libation along with a delicious appetizer. Area maps will be provided at all wineries to help patrons plan their trail.

$7 pp at each stop.

DEBONNE VINEYARDS
7840 Doty Rd. Geneva, OH
Open 7 days a week.
APPETIZER: Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnut with a Spicy Peach Drizzle
FEATURED WINE: 2021 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
WHILE YOU ARE THERE… Live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon
· Specialty Ice Wine Cocktail
· Ice Wine Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival
· March 13-Ice Wine Sangria & Cocktail Class-go to www.debonne.com to register.
FESTIVAL SATURDAYS ONLY:
· Jam sampling by Peppers4You

FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE
5585 State Route 307 Geneva, OH
Open 7 days a week
APPETIZER: Chicken Sausage topped with Ice Wine Bacon Jam, & Gorgonzola
FEATURED WINE: 2019 Vidal Blanc Ice wine
WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
· Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.
· Friday March 4th – Ice Wine Dinner with Winemaker Nick Ferrante, Reservations Required
FESTIVAL SATURDAYS ONLY:

· Ice Wine Igloo, Sample Ice Wine and take photos in our Ice Wine Igloo!
· Every Saturday in March Tractor Pulled Hayrides in the Vineyards
· Featuring Local Artisans, Patti with Popp-a-Razzi Popcorn, A Touch of Glass & Marianne’s Chocolates
Ice Wine Truffles

GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT
5750 S. Madison Rd. (Route 528) Madison, OH
Open 7 days a week.
APPETIZER: Fig, Pecan & Cinnamon Cheese Ball
FEATURED WINE: 2019 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine & Maple Ice Wine
WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
· Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day
· Ice Wine Martini’s
· Ice Wine Progressive Dinner – each Friday evening in March
· Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
FESTIVAL SATURDAYS ONLY:
· Delightful Soy Candles featuring Ice Wine Candles
· Ice Wine Cotton Candy, Rock Candy, and Ice Wine Candy Apples by Pucker Up Candy Shop

LAURELLO VINEYARDS
4573 Route 307 Geneva, OH
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
APPETIZER: Tiramisu or Chocolate Ice Cream
FEATURED WINE: 2020 Simply Mad Habanero and Double Gold Sweet Genevieve Vidal Ice Wine
WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
· Blizzard Cocktail with 2021 Vidal ice wine juice.
· Laurello Winter Ice Wine Martini with Sweet Genevieve Ice wine and vodka.
FESTIVAL SATURDAYS ONLY:
· Featured Artist Lisa Kennedy
· Tattered Willow/ Chalk Couture
· Take out Jennylynn photography

CASK 307 WINERY
7259 Warner Rd. Madison, OH
Closed Wednesdays.
APPETIZER: Mango & Passion Fruit Bavarian Cream Cake
FEATURED WINE: 2021 Rose of Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
· Ice Progressive Dinner – each Friday evening prior to festival
· Ice Wine Art Contest & Gallery (submissions are due by Feb. 28th. Go to www.cask307.com for
information.)

SOUTH RIVER VINEYARDS
6062 S. River Rd. Geneva, OH
Open 7 days a week.
APPETIZER:
FEATURED WINE:
2017 Concord Ice Wine & 2019 Blush Ice Wine (Blend of Chambourcin & Vidal Blanc)
WHILE YOU ARE THERE…
· Ice Progressive Dinner – each Friday evening in March

RED EAGLE DISTILLERY
6202 South River Rd. Geneva, OH
Open 7 days a week.
APPETIZER:
FEATURED ICE WINE COCKTAIL:
WHILE YOU ARE THERE…

 

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