by LCVB staff member Elizabeth Connor

Ice Wine Festival

Ice Wine Grapes

Ice Wine Grapes

The Wineries of the Grand River Valley are celebrating their 10th Annual Ice Wine Festival!  It started as a one day festival and has grown to so much more.

Happening on Saturday March 2, 9, and 16 from noon-5pm, this year’s festival offers ice carving, maple syrup demonstrations, delicious food, sled dog races, and of course ice wine!

Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, & St. Joseph Vineyards will all be participating and there are some great accommodations near the area for your convenience.  Cost is $6 per person at each winery, which includes wine samples, an ice wine glass, appetizer and special events.  (Bring in a canned food item and receive $1 off per person to help support local food banks.)  Call 440-466-3485 for more information.

APPETIZER MENU & EVENTS INCLUDE:

DEBONNÉ VINEYARDS
APPETIZER: Blueberry & Blue Cheese Spread
Featuring Ice Carving at 2 p.m.; Sled Dog Demonstration
Ice Wine Martini Bar (small additional fee)
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening.
Call 440-466-3485 for more information on the dinner.

FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE
APPETIZER: Vidal Blanc Wine Peach Ravioli
Cooking Demonstration 1 p.m.; “A Touch of Glass” featuring Grape Jewelry
Food Demonstration 1 p.m.
3 Course Ice Wine Pairing Dinners March 1st, 8th, & 15th

GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT
APPETIZER: Blue Cheese Mousse topped with Crumbled Bacon
Featuring Ice Carving at 12 p.m.
Wine jelly samples and sales by Gathering Place
Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day (small additional fee)
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening.
Call 440-298-9838 for more information.

LAURELLO VINEYARDS
APPETIZER: Savory Caramelized Onion & Bacon Crostini topped with Thyme Goat Cheese Mousse
Featuring Beach Glass Jewelry & Pottery

ST. JOSEPH VINEYARDS
APPETIZER: Golden Pound Cake drizzled with Warm Maple Syrup &
Caramelized Nuts
Art Work featuring Jeff Suntala
Krzys Family Maple Syrup Demonstration

Join over 3,000 Ice Wine Lovers at this festival featuring wine that can only be made in a few spots in the world.  It’s a truly unique experience!

About Elizabeth Connor

Elizabeth Connor is our Social Media Specialist. She has been with the Bureau since 2012 and manages our e-newsletters, blog, and social networking.

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