February News

February is the month for romance, chocolates, lovers and wine!  The winery will be featuring specials all month long to cater to all the local "Love Birds".  From romantic wine pairing dinners to events created entirely for a weekend of romance we've covered it all! 

Valentine's Day Dinner Specials

Available Friday February 2nd, Saturday February 3rd, & Sunday February 4th 2012.

During Normal Dinner Hours.



Heart-Shaped Crab Cakes

Hand-made crab cakes pan-seared to a golden brown. 

Set on a pool of our black pepper Romano sauce.  10-

Wine Suggestion: Grand River Valley Chardonnay


Ravioli alla Funghi

Fresh pasta filled with ricotta cheese and Portobello mushrooms.  Tossed in our velvety gorgonzola cheese sauce with slivered Shiitake, white, and Portobello mushrooms.      17-

Wine Suggestion: Grand River Valley Cabernet Franc


Land & Sea

A 4oz. center-cut filet mignon char-grilled to a medium rare temperature.  Served with a 5oz. lobster tail.  Accompanied with roasted red-skinned potatoes and garlic green beans.    39.99

Wine Suggestion: Pinot Noir


Orange Roughy Chardonnay

Orange Roughy filet topped with caramelized onions, cheddar and mozzarella cheese baked in Chardonnay wine.  Laced with our creamy Romano wine sauce. 

Served with garlic mashed potatoes.  20-

Wine Suggestion: Reserve Chardonnay



Heart-Shaped Ice Cream Truffles

Creamy Strawberry gelato dipped in rich dark chocolate then laced with our raspberry melba sauce.    5-


Our February Specials


Wine-E Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday at the winery & enjoy all wine at carry out price!!! Noon-7pm

Bargin! Bargin! Bargin!!!

*Note: Excludes Sale Priced Wines


Red & White A Thursday Delight!

Enjoy our Award Winning Wine & Featured Appetizers!

Every Thursday from 4p.m til 7p.m.


Appetizer Menu

Please Select Two Appetizers Per Couple


Red & White Salad– Leafy Greens Lavished With Diced Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Cucumber & Our Romano Crusted Chicken Breast.  Served With Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

Pollo alla BBQ Flatbread- Wonderful Flatbread Brushed With Our Housemade Wine BBQ Sauce Then Piled With Char-Grilled Chicken Strips, Caramelized Onions, & Cheddar Cheese.

White Pizza Sticks With Marinara Sauce- Our Pizza Crust Brushed With Olive Oil, Cracked Black Pepper, Sea Salt & Romano Cheese Then Oven-Baked.  Served With Our Marinara Sauce For Dipping.

Mini Meatball Paninni- Josephine Ferrante’s Famous Mammoth Meatball Stuffed In Our Mini Italian Roll.  Topped With Mozzarella Cheese & Oven-Baked.

Stuffed Eggplant- Lightly Breaded Eggplant Stuffed With Three Cheeses.

Manicotti alla Marinara- Fresh Pasta Filled With A Trio Of Cheeses Then Topped With Our House Marinara Sauce & Baked To Perfection.  Garnished With Romano Cheese.


Please Select 2 Of Our 3 oz Award- Winning Wines Per Person.

Red Wines- Pinot Noir, Vino della Casa Red, Rosato, Rosso, & Celebration Spice.

White Wines- GRV Signature Series Chardonnay, GRV Signature Series Gewurztraminer, Vino della Casa White, American Riesling, GRV Vidal Blanc, Bianco, & White Catawba


$15 – Per Couple, Tax & Gratuity Not Included

Recipe of the Month

Ferrante Winery's

Cabernet Franc Dark Chocolate Truffles



1 Cup Seedless Raspberry Preserves

2 Tablespoons of Ferrante’s Grand River Valley Cabernet Franc

½ Cup Evaporated Milk

12 Ounces (1 package) Dark Chocolate Morsels

½ Teaspoon Instant Coffee

¾ Cup Almonds Toasted



In a small bowl combine the raspberry preserves and the wine.  Set aside.  In a saucepan bring milk to a rolling boil over a medium heat, stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat stir in chocolate, raspberry preserve wine mixture, and coffee.  Stir until smooth.  Chill for 1 hour.  Once chilled roll into 1 inch round balls and roll in toasted almonds.   

Directions for Toasted Almonds:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast for approximately 8 - 10 minutes.  Make sure the almonds don’t burn.  Remove from oven and cool.  Crush almonds into small pieces. 

Makes 2 ½ dozen.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming exciting events!


Grand River Valley's Ice Wine Festival

Saturdays March 3rd & 10th & 17th, noon-5 p.m.

Join Ferrante Winery, Debonné Vineyards, Grand River Cellars, Laurello Vineyards & St. Joseph Vineyards for Ohio's 9th Annual Ice Wine Festival, a progressive tasting of the ice wine produced in the Grand River Valley.

Each winery will provide a sample of their ice wines along with a complimentary appetizer. Enjoy a featured event at each establishment.

Wine N Bloom

May 4th & 5th and May 11th, & 12th

May is the month for Wine n Bloom Weekends. The wineries along the wines and vines trail in Northeastern Ohio invite you for wine samplings and appetizers. At each stop you will pick up a gift item to help celebrate the glories of spring.

For tickets and more information please contact Ohio Wine Producers Association at 800-227-6972

Vineyard Updates

Our Vineyard staff is still working on pruning the vineyards.  So far this month they have completed the pruning of our Riesling, Vidal Blanc and has begun pruning of our Chardonnay grapes.  Pruning is usually done from November to early March, the grapes dormant season.  Pruning is necessary in vineyards to develop the plant and to maintain it on the support provided. Regular pruning is essential for controlling the number, position and vigor of fruiting canes, the yield and the quality of the fruit.

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Medical Friends of Ohio Program

Medical personal work  hard to maintain the health of those in the communities they serve, so Ferrante's is giving back! 

We are offering a special discount to our medical friends on Wednesday, and Thursday starting November 3rd 2011 - April 15, 2012. 

Purchase two dinner entrees and receive a complimentary appetizer.  Value up to $8 on
Wed.&  Thur. valid through April 15th 2012.

All you have to do is show your Medical Id and receive this special offer!

Special Event Information

Looking For The Perfect Place To Host Your Special Event? 

Ferrante Winery & Ristorante Is The Place For You!

We Specialize in Birthday Parties, Bridal/Baby Showers, Retirement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, or just the perfect setting for your family get-together!    Contact A Member Of Our Event Coordinating Team for More Information!

  * Mention This Newsletter When Booking Your Party & Receive A Special "Host Gift"!! 

Parties Book Fast So Call Today!

February Entertainment Schedule

Friday February 3rd: Stan Miller

Saturday February 4th: Joey Vanilli

Friday February 10th: Trevor Thompson

Saturday February 11th: Larry Smith

Sunday February 12th: Stan Miller

Friday February 17th: Mike Woytila

Saturday February 18th: Uncharted Course

Friday February 24th: Tom Todd

Saturday February 25th: Yesterday & Today


Friday & Saturday Entertainment from 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.

Sunday Entertainment from 1:30p.m. 5p.m.


Visit our Website at http://ferrantewinery.com/event.htm for a full listing of our Entertainment Schedules.


 February Hours 

Wine Sales:
Monday & Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 1-6pm.

Wedneday & Thursday: 4-8pm
Friday & Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: 1-6pm


Dont forget to look for your favorite Ferrante wine at your local grocery store!

5585 North River Rd. West

Geneva, Oh 44041

(440) 466-8466