March 5–19, 12pm–5pmWhat
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.
The Wineries of the Grand River Valley welcome you to their 13th Annual Ice Wine Festival. Participating wineries include: Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, & St. Joseph Vineyards.
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 $6 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.
Appetizer Menu & Events include:
APPETIZER: Crostini topped with White Cheddar & Olive Tapenade
Sled Dog Demonstration all day
Live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner – each Friday evening. Call 440-466-3485 or debonne.com for more information on the dinner or to make reservations.
FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE
APPETIZER: Ice Wine Risotto
Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.
Ice Wine Pairing Dinner offered all three weekends. No Reservations Necessary. Visit FerranteWinery.com for our menu & additional information.
GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT
APPETIZER: Riesling & Brie Fondue
Featuring Ice Carving at 12 p.m;
Delightful Soy Candles featuring Ice Wine Candles
Ice Wine jelly samples and sales by Gatherings;
Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day (small additional fee)
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner – each Friday evening. Call 440-298-9838 or grandrivercellars.com for menu or more information on the dinner or to make reservations.
Live music Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30-10:30.
APPETIZER: Parmesan Thyme Shortbread with a Savory Cheese Topping.
Featuring Beach Glass Jewelry by Rita Burns.
Art show by Carolyn Mandato featuring European scenes.
ST. JOSEPH VINEYARDS
APPETIZER: Black Walnut Cake with Maple Cream
Krzys Family Maple Syrup Demonstration