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Wines of the Month

 

Grand River Valley Chardonnay 

Aromas and flavors of pear & melon with a buttery vanilla finish.  

Only $12.99 carry out wine sales.

A savings of $2.00!

 

Grand River Valley Pinot Noir 

Soft fruity light red with berry aromas and flavors.  

Only $14.99 carry out wine sales.

A savings of $2.00

 

July News

July 4th festivities...Red, White, & Wine!

Be sure to join us on the 4th to TOAST to America's Birthday!

      Tasting Room Open 10am-8pm

      Restaurant Open 12pm-8pm

Live Entertainment by Uncharted Course 3pm-7pm on our Outdoor Patio!

 

Ohio’s Director of Agriculture honors Ferrante’s Vidal Blanc Ice Wine with prestigious award

The Ohio Wine and Agricultural Industry has rapidly grown over the past decade, and created quite the buzz for quality wines. The agriculture and foodindustry is the number one industry in Ohio, adding more than $98 billion to the economy each year.   Ohio Agriculture Director David Daniels honored four Ohio Quality Wines as Director’s Choice recipients at an event held at the Statehouse for retailers, distributors, restaurateurs and winery owners. 

More than 25 wines were evaluated by a panel of judges, for the highly coveted award. Judges have very high standards that all wine must meet in order to receive the prestigious award.  All of the Director’s Choice award recipients have already received the Ohio Quality Wine designation.  Wine must also be produced from at least 90 percent Ohio-grown grapes.   These wines must also achieve at least 15 of 20 points on a sensory evaluation and pass a chemical analysis before receiving the quality seal.

Ferrante’s received the prestigious award for their Specialty Wine: 2010 Ferrante’s Grand River Valley Vidal Blanc Ice Wine.  This ice wine is harvested at 17 degrees Fahrenheit, typically in the heart of the Northeast Ohio’s brutally cold winters.   The Vidal Blanc has aromas of rich apricot and orange blossoms with flavors of honey and ripe melon.  This dessert wine is perfect for summer time drinking. 

Ferrante’s was also honored to receive multiple awards at the 2012 Ohio Wine Competition, including two Best of Show awards.  Ferrante’s 2011 American Riesling won Best of Show White Wine & Ferrante’s Raspberry Blanc won Best of Show Fruit /Specialty Wine.  The Ohio Wine competition is an annual wine competition coordinated by The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center & the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Grape Industries Committee.

Ferrante’s is one of Ohio’s largest family operated wineries and continues to win prestigious awards for their quality wines. The Ohio wine growing industry is a major component of Ohio’s economic success and with quality wine programs the impact will continue to expand. 

Be sure to plan a visit to the Grand River Valley this summer to sample these quality wines.  Visit our website for a list of Ferrante’s latest award winning wines. www.FerranteWinery.com

 

Be Sure to check out this link to the video produced for the Ohio Department Of Agriculture about the Director's Choice Awards.(David Tornero)

http://youtu.be/KIE3dCJGE5Y

Vineyard Update

 

The month of May and June has brought us warm weather and dry conditions that have the vines growing about two weeks ahead of normal growing conditions.

We have 50%-75% of the normal grape crop due to earlier April frosts.

We have just finished leaf pulling around the fruit zone, to allow sunlight to shine on the grape clusters. This is done in order to achieve a fuller maturity in grapes.  

In May we planted our first planting of Dolcetto.  This red varietal originates from Predmonte, located in the northwest area of Italy.  We hope to produce our first wine in 2016.The month of May and June has brought us warm weather and dry conditions that have the vines growing about two weeks ahead of normal growing conditions.

We have 50%-75% of the normal grape crop due to earlier April frosts.

We have just finished leaf pulling around the fruit zone, to allow sunlight to shine on the grape clusters. This is done in order to achieve a fuller maturity in grapes.  

In May we planted our first planting of Dolcetto.  This red varietal originates from Predmonte, located in the northwest area of Italy.  We hope to produce our first wine in 2016.

Tastings Around Town

Join Ferrante's At Local Tastings This Summer!

 

North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival

Join us at the North Market food and Ohio Wine Festival on July 13th, 14th, & 15th!!! 

The Food & Ohio Wine Festival will kick-off on Friday night with a special preview party from 7-10 p.m.  

Preview party tickets are $20 and include a souvenir glass, 10 tasting tickets and a $5 gift certificate to the North Market. 

For additional information or to purchase tickets visit...

http://www.northmarket.com/activities-and-events/2012-07-13/food-and-wine-festival-preview-party

 

Cleveland Wine Festival Voinovich Park

A celebration of wine, food, music, and friends! Festival provides guests with an opportunity to sample more than 270 wines from around the world!

Join Ferrante Winery at Voinovich Bicentennial Park on

Friday, July 27th from 4-10pm

Saturday, July 28th from 3-9pm

Tickets

$27 in advance, $35 at the gate, Designated Driver $10

For general information call 847-382-1480

http://clevelandwinefestival.com/

 

Recipe of the Month

Grilled Curried Jumbo Shrimp

1 1/2 pounds jumbo (or extra large) shrimp
4 cloves of garlic
2 small red chilies, chopped
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon curry paste or powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil                                                                                                          bottle of
Ferrante's Grand River Valley Signature Series Gewurztraminer

 

Directions:

Clean and devein the shrimp, leaving the shell on. In a mini food processor, process the garlic and chiles to a coarse paste. Add the sugar and salt and blend to a finer paste.

Stir in the cilantro, curry, and oil. Gently pull open the shell of each shrimp. Divide the paste evenly and push some paste down the back of each shrimp where the vein was and under the shell a bit. Close the shell back up around the shrimp. Let marinate covered in the refrigerator up to 4 hours.

Preheat grill or broiler. Grill the shrimp over a medium-hot fire, until the shells are charred on one side and the shrimp is cooked halfway through, about 3 minutes. Turn and grill the other side.

Served on a bed of mixed greens for a refreshing summertime salad.

 

Pour a glass of Ferrante’s Grand River Valley Gewurztraminer and enjoy!

 

Serves 4.

 

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

Upcoming Events

Lobster & Leaves

September is the month of Lobster & Leaves!!

Join us on Sunday September 9th, 2011 for our 3rd Annual Lobster & Leaves!! A Three (3) Course Dinner to Boast the Harvest Season!

 

Covered Bridge Trolley Tour

Join us at Ferrante's on October 7th or October 14th for our 3rd annual Trolley Tour & Cavatelli Dinner!  Your Afternoon Begins With An Educational Tour To A Select Number Of Ashtabula County's Historic Covered Bridges.  After The Tour Guests Will Finish Their Sunday Afternoon With A Cavatelli Dinner Prepared By Our Famous Chef Nina.

 

Both Events Are Pre-paid Reservations Only.  Seating is Limited. 

Contact Alyssa to Make Your Reservation Today!

*Tickets are non-refundable.

(440) 466-8466

alyssa@ferrantewinery.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!

 

July Hours

Tasting Room Hours                                                                                                                   

Monday & Tuesday: 10a.m.-5p.m.                                             

Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m.-8p.m.             

Friday & Saturday: 10a.m. - 10p.m.

Sunday: 1p.m. - 6p.m.

 

Restaurant Hours

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday & Thursday: noon-8p.m.

Friday & Saturday: noon-10p.m.

Sunday: 1p.m.-6p.m.

 

Tours of our State-of-the-Art Facility are available on Saturday & Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.

Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend.


For A Full List Of Our Hours Visit Our Link...

http://ferrantewinery.com/map.htm

Don't Forget to Look for Your Favorite Ferrante Wine in Your Local Grocery Store!

 

5585 State Route 307 (N. River Rd. W.)

Harpersfield Township Geneva, Oh 44041

440-466-8466

www.FerranteWinery.com