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March 4th: Joey Vanilli
March 5th: Larry Smith
March 11th: Stan Miller
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March 18th: Ron Sluga
March 19th: Tom Todd
March 25th: Dennis Ford
March 26th: Trevor Thompson
Wine of the Month
Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Select Estate Grown Grapes Frozen On The Vine. Aromas Of Rich Apricot & Orange Blossoms With Flavors Of Honey & Ripe Melon.
Cabernet Franc Ice Wine- Selecet Estate Grown Grapes Frozen On The Vine. Aromas & Flavors Of Sweet Raspberry & Cherry.
Ice Wine Special!!!
Both Vidal Blanc Ice & Cabernet Franc Ice for only $56.95. Package comes wrapped and ready to share!
8th Annual Ice Wine Festival
March 5th, 12th, & 19th
You are cordially invited to the Grand River Valley for a day full of Ice Wine Tastings, Delectable Appetizers and Special Festivities.
Guest will travel the trail and visit each of the participating wineries. Participating wineries include;
Ferrante Winery & Ristorante
St. Joseph Vineyards
Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant
$5 per person at each winery, includes wine sample, appetizer and special event.
Ice Wine...One of Life's Simple Pleasures Meant To Be Shared!
Ferrante's Ice Wine Grapes
Ice Wine grapes hang until late December or early January. We are waiting until we receive 3 consecutive days of 17 degrees Fahrenheit or below temperatures. This is crucial to the ice wine making process. Note: Generally, grapes contain a higher amount of water than sugars, so once the temperature drops below freezing point the water in the grapes becomes frozen. This allows the sugar to become concentrated and when pressed is pure flavor and natural sugars. The amount an ice wine grape gives off is approximately 1/5 of the juice you would normally maintain from an unfrozen grape.
The grapes will get picked, then pressed, then fermented, filtered, and bottled. This process needs to be monitored closely in order to insure that nothing is lost in the Ice Wine making process.