March Newsletter

March is a month dedicated to Ice Wine!!!  The first three Saturdays in the month of March feature the Grand River Valley’s finest Ice Wines.  Travel to the different wineries and enjoy award winning Ice Wines paired with appetizers and desserts.  Be sure to take advantage of the Wines of the Months!

The Wine Growers of the Grand River Valley

9th Annual

 Ice Wine Festival

March 3rd, 10th, & 17th


Join Ferrante Winery, Debonne Vineyards, Grand River Cellars, Laurello Vineyards, & St. Joseph Vineyards for a day filled with ICE WINE!!

Patrons visit each of the participating wineries and sample ice with along with complimentary appetizers.


*Purchase a bottle of Ferrante's Vidal Blanc Ice Wine & Receive a Complimentary Ice Wine Gel Pack!!!  Be sure to take advantage of this great savings!!!


Our March 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

Vineyard Update

Currently our vineyard staff is about 65% done trimming, at Shimandle Farm.  The trimming of cool weather sensitive varieties like Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are under progress.
As for the winery we are blending Rosso, Jesters and other Varietals , we are also cold stabilizing Raspberry and Cranberry Blanc, Vino Della Casa Red, Pinot Noir. These wines will be bottled during March.a Red, Pinot Noir. These wines will be bottled during March

Recipe of the Month

Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Pear Torte


6-8 pears (washed and sliced thinly)

¼ cup brown sugar

1 bottle Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc Ice Wine

1 package puff pastry

1 egg



Wash pears and thinly slice to approximately 1/8 of an inch thick. 

Place sliced pears in sauce pan.  Add brown sugar and pour Ferrante's Vidal Blanc Ice wine into sauce pan as well.  Simmer for at least 10 minutes or until mixture has started to thicken. 

Prepare the puff pastry according to direction on the package.  Cut the pastry into triangles.

 In a small bowl beat the egg until it is blended well.  Lightly brush pastry triangles with egg wash.  Place in 350˚ oven until pastry turns golden brown in color. 

Remove pastry from the oven and top with pear mixture.  Top torte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or fresh whipped cream.  Enjoy with a glass of Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc Ice Wine!



In The News...



Upcoming Events

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


Casa Vino Burger Bash

Friday May 25th 2012


Join us on our patio as we kick off the summer with our exquiste wine burgers & live entertainment!

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!

March Entertainment

Friday March 2nd: Mike Woytila

Saturday March 3rd: Joey Vanilli

Friday March 9th: Stan Miller

Saturday March 10th: Yesterday & Today

Friday March 16th: Ron Sluga

Saturday March 17th: Larry Smith

Friday March 23rd: Tom Todd

Saturday March 24th: Uncharted Course

Friday March 30th: Dennis Ford

Saturday March 31st: Trevor Thompson


Friday & Saturday Entertainment from 6:00p.m. - 9:30p.m.


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

March 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

Don't Forget To Look For Your Favorite Ferrante Wines At Your Local Grocery Store!

5585 North River Rd. West

Geneva, Oh 44041

(440) 466-8466