Looking for something fun to do on Thursday September 22nd?  Why not join us for our Raspberry Blanc & Cranberry Blanc Release Party?!!

This event is to showcase our two newest fruit laden wines!  These rich, sweet wines are the perfect blend of 100% fruit concentrate with the decadent flavors of the Vidal Blanc grape. 

Join us to sample these wonderful new wines paired perfectly with exquisite appetizers from 6pm-7pm!

No reservations needed.  Call for details!
















September News!

September is a month booming with excitement at Ferrante Winery & Ristorante! From Harvest Season, to Lobster & Leaves,to the Grape Jambouree there is excitement both at the winery and around the winery!  Be sure to take a look and read about the month's fascinating festivities! :)


Vineyard Update

We are currently preparing for our harvest season!  Harvest will most likely begin in 2 weeks.  This time of year is very time consuming for our vineyard staff. Maintenance of machines, presses, fermentation tanks, and the bottling line will be a priority for our vineyard staff during these next couple of weeks.  Preparation for the new harvest is crucial to how efficient the Harvest season will go. 

The last few weeks of August will be spent insuring that wine produced in 2010 will be bottled and labeled.  This is important because it creates space for the new 2011 juice, which will be harvested from the vineyards shortly. 

The vineyards are looking promising!  The staff is thining to insure increased sunlight to the grape clusters.  They are also knocking additional clusters off the vines to increase the nutrients to one specific cluster.  This allows the grapes to mature faster.

Overall the vineyards are expected to yield good quality.  The nice warm growing season should provide us with normal to above normal fruit maturity and a full crop for the first time since 2008.

Harvest is expected to start with our first estate Pinot Noir, expected to be pinched after Labor Day. 


Wine of the Month

Vino della Casa White

An off dry blend of Vidal, Cayuga, Chardonnay, & Riesling.  The perfect light and refreshing wine!

Only $8.99 carry out wine sales.


Pinot Noir

A soft fruity red wine with berry aromas and flavors.

Only $14.99 carry out wine sales.

A savings of $2.00


Recipe Of The Month


Ferrante's Eggplant, Roasted Red Pepper & Fontina Pizza


1 small eggplant, sliced crosswise about 3/8 inch thick

½ large white or yellow onion, thinly sliced

¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for shaping and brushing

1 ½ tsp coarse salt or kosher salt

1 pre-made pizza crust

½ cup marinated roasted red peppers

½ tsp dried oregano

Freshly ground pepper

5 oz. Italian Fontina cheese, thinly sliced

1 tbsp. capers, rinsed and drained



In a bowl, combine the eggplant, onion, ¼ cup olive oil, and salt.  Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven at 375 degrees. Roast vegetables turning every 10 minutes until tender and lightly golden, about 20-30 minutes. 

Take pre-made pizza crust and brush with olive oil.  Arrange peppers on the crust leaving a ½ inch border.  Arrange the eggplant and onion on top of the peppers, and then sprinkle with the oregano and season to taste with pepper.  Top with cheese and capers. 

Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Let the pizza stand for one minute before cutting.  Serve with a glass of Ferrante’s Grand River Valley Chardonnay.

Serves 4-6

Upcoming Events

Join us at Ferrante's on October 2nd or 9th for our 2nd 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!

(440) 466-8466


Start your Christmas shopping early with Ferrantes at their 2nd annual Christmas Craft Show in the Vineyards!!!

Sunday November 6th 2011 from 1pm-6pm

September Entertainment

Friday September 2nd: Don Perry Duo

Saturday September 3rd: Day Entertainment: Dennis Ford

                                                     Evening Entertainment: Timeless Duo

Sunday September 4th: The 4-Kings & Queen

Friday September 9th: Yesterday & Today

Saturday September 10th: Day Entertainment: Tom Todd

                                                       Evening Entertainment: Uncharted Course

Sunday September 11th: Ramone

Friday September 16th: Larry Smith

Saturday September 17th: Day Entertainment: David Young

                               Evening Entertainment: Denny R & the Smooth Groove

Sunday September 18th: Ron Sluga

Friday September 23rd: Uncharted Course

Saturday September 24th: Day Entertainment: Mike Woytila

                                                       Evening Entertainment: Mac & Leigh

Sunday September 25th: Stan Miller

Friday September 30th: Trevor Thompson


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

Saturday Afternoon Entertainment  from 1:30p.m.- 5p.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


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!


September 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.


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




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


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

Harpersfield Twp Geneva, Oh 44041

(440) 466-8466