Ice Wine Festival

Saturday, March 3rd, 10th, 17th • Noon – 5p.m.

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 our 14th 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:

DEBONNE VINEYARDS

  • APPETIZER: Peach Cobbler topped with Ice Wine Whipped Cream
  • Sled Dog Demonstration all day
  • Live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon
  • Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival
    • Friday, March 2nd
    • Friday, March 9th
    • Friday, March 16th
  • Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 4th-4 mile run between Debonne Vineyards & Grand River Cellars.  Details & register at https://runandicewine.racedirector.com/

FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE

  • APPETIZER: Gorgonzola Prosciutto Mac & cheese.
  • Images in Ice ice sculpting demonstration at 1 pm on March 3rd.
  • Ice Wine Bellini (additional fee)
  • Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.
  • Take a picture with our giant ice wine bottle.
  • 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: Jumbo meatball topped with an apricot glaze
  • 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.  Call 440-298-9838 or www.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.
  • Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 4th-4 mile run between Debonne Vineyards & Grand River Cellars.  Details & register at https://runandicewine.racedirector.com/

LAURELLO VINEYARDS

  • APPETIZER: Cannoli dip with dark chocolate chips and waffle cone bits
  • Featuring Beach Glass Jewelry by Rita Burns.
  • What a video of this years ice wine harvest and pressing.

ST. JOSEPH VINEYARDS

  • APPETIZER:  Almond snowflake pastry with pear preserve a’ la mode
  • Kryz’s Maple Syrup
  • Featuring Premier Jewelry