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May is filled with many exciting festivites! With the winery's very first BURGER BASH, to our RELEASE PARTY there is an event for everyone!  There will be specials for that special Mother of yours on Mother's Day, and special wines featured all month long!


Now Open For Lunch!!!!!

Casa Vino Burger Bash!!!!

Friday May 25th 2012


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



A fresh ground Sirloin patty with hints of red-wine and spices then cooked to perfection.   Garnished with lettuce, tomato, and onions on a toasted roll.    10-



A fresh ground Sirloin patty with hints of red-wine then topped with salami, pepperoni, capicola ham, provolone cheese and roasted red bell peppers.  Laced with our Balsamic wine vinaigrette, on a crusty roll.   10-



A large Portobello Mushroom cap stuffed with caramelized onions, gorgonzola cheese and cooked to perfection.  Topped with arugula leaves, drizzled with our horseradish mayo.  Served on a crusty roll.   10-



A ground chicken patty with hints of wine and spices.  Garnished with fresh mozzarella slices, basil leaves, and our sun-dried tomato tapenade. Served on a crusty roll.     10-


All Burgers served with housemade baked potato salad.


Upcoming Events

Wine N Bloom

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

Visit wineries along the Vines and Wines trail in Northeast Ohio on this self-driving trail! This is a 2 weekend event(Fridays & Saturdays).
*Fridays and Saturdays; Noon - 6pm*

We will be serving our Ricotta Cheesecake!!  See recipe below!

Paticipating wineries:

Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Geneva

Bene Vino Urban Winery, Perry
Biscotti Family Winery, Conneaut
Buccia Vineyards, Conneaut
Debonné Vineyards, Madison
Deer's Leap Winery, Geneva
Emerine Estates, Jefferson
Grand River Cellars, Madison
Goddess Wine House, Ashtabula
Laleure Vineyards, Parkman
Maple Ridge Vineyards, Madison
Old Firehouse Winery, Geneva-on-the-Lake
Old Mill Winery, Geneva
St. Joseph Vineyard, Madison
The Winery at Spring Hill, Geneva
Virant Family Winery, Geneva

Tickets for this event are $50 for a couple and $40 for a single.
**You Must have advance reservations**

Call 800-227-6972



Gruner Veltline & Strawberry Blanc Release Party

Join us on May 24th 2012 at 6pm for our exclusive Release Party!!

This event is to showcase our two newest wines!  

Join us along with Winemaker Nicholas Ferrante to learn about & sample these wonderful new wines paired perfectly with light appetizers!

$5 per person

Open to the public.

No reservations needed.  Call for details!



Craft Show In the Vineyards

Join us on June 2nd, 2012 & June 3rd, 2012 for our first Summer Craft Show!!!  Local vendors including; Maria Lousie, Paintings & Prints, Lakefront Beach Glass by Brenda Rowbotham, Gathering's fine pepper and fruit jellys, Crystal Bradbury with Crystal's Cakes & Cupcakes, Bonnie Christopher Bonnie's Wreaths', Carol Johnson with a Touch of Glass, Bead Traders by Phyllis and other local artists will feature there wonderful products from 1pm-6pm on both days.


Vineyard Update

This past Winter season/early Spring has been very challenging. Increasing temperatures followed by decreasing temperatures have created great concern for our vineyard staff.  The warmer temperatures allowed for an earlier bud break than normal.  This presents a challenge to our vineyard staff.  If the temperatures dip below 27 degrees Fahrenheit, serious damage to the buds can take place.  This will in turn impact the crop. 

So far, the vineyards have not been damaged by the decreasing temperatures.  We have not experienced much damage and are constantly monitoring the crop.


Our May 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

Special Ends May 23rd 2012.


Red & White A Thursday Delight!

Enjoy our Award Winning Wine & Featured Appetizers!

Every Thursday from noon 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’s Signature Ricotta Cheesecake


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc
  • Serving suggestion: Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc enhanced peaches.


  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 15.25oz. Canned Peaches (Pulsed In Food Processor)
  • ¼ Cup Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

To make the Crust: In a small bowl, mix the cracker crumbs with the melted butter and the sugar together until evenly moistened. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake the crust until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool the pan on a rack.

Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

To make the Filling: In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand-held mixer, cream the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. (Stop mixing and scrape down the sides of the bowl and beaters as needed.) Beat in the ricotta cheese. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the heavy cream and Vidal Blanc. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake until the top of the cheesecake is lightly browned, but the center still jiggles slightly, about 45 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight before serving.

To remove the cake from the pan, run a knife or offset spatula around the edges to release the edges from the pan. Open the springform pan and remove the ring.

To make the Topping: Melt butter in sauce pan.  Add peaches and Vidal Blanc wine.  Simmer to a boil, set aside to let cool.  Once cool, spoon mixture over cheesecake.  Enjoy with a glass of Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc!


Wine Down Wednesdays with the Akron Aeros

Sample Local Wines at Canal Park!!!!

April 18th, May 2nd, June 6th, June 20th, July 25th, August 8th

                    * 1 Game

                    * 6 Wine Samples

                    * 1 Aeros Souvenir Wine Glass

Only $18!! 

For more information please contact

Mitch Cromes (330) 253-5151  ext. 293 or mcromes@akronaeros.com


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!


May Entertainment

Friday May 4th: Trevor

Saturday May 5th: Joey Vanilli

Sunday May 6th: Ron Sluga

Friday May 11th: Tom Todd

Saturday May 12th: Face Value

Sunday May 13th: Stan Miller

Friday May 18th: Len Thomas

Saturday May 19th: Uncharted Course

Sunday May 20th: Mike Woytila

Friday May 25th: 4-Kings

Saturday May 26th: Yesterday & Today

Sunday May 27th: 4-Kings


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.


May Hours


Now Open For Lunch!!!






Wine Sales:
Monday & Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday & Tuesday: Restaurant Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 noon - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 noon - 10:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm


Don't Forget to Look For Your Favorite Ferrante Wine At Your Local Grocery Store!


5585 N. River Rd. W.

Geneva Oh 44041

(440) 466-8466