2024 WGGRV Ice Wine Festival

March 1-30, 2024 12-5PM with Festival Saturdays
$10 per person at each of 7 official participating locations

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Ice Wine Festival Details

Join the wineries of the Grand River Valley: Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, Cask 307 Winery plus South River Vineyards and Red Eagle Distillery for an afternoon of ice wine sampling perfectly paired with appetizers for $10 at each location.

Guests will visit each of the official seven participants in any order they choose. Each location will provide samples of their ice wines along with a delicious appetizer and souvenir glass. Area maps will be provided at all wineries to help patrons plan their route.

Overnight packages are available for 2024. Bundle an overnight stay with transportation to each festival location and 2 festival passes in one convenient transaction.

Participating Locations

Debonné Vineyards
7840 Doty Rd. Madison, OH 44057 / 440-466-3485
Featured wines: Vidal Blanc Ice Wine & Cherry Bourbon Ice Wine
Appetizer: Ham Salad Slider
Ice Wine Cocktail: Sparkling Frostbite Cocktail
Festival Saturdays:
Peppers4Fun (pepper jelly & hot sauce)
XOXO Permanent Jewelry
Other Activities:
NEW RELEASE: Chambourcin (Red!) Ice Wine. Taste for an additional fee.
Ice Wine Progressive Dinners Fridays-3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22*
*Reservations Required. Limited Availability.
Live Entertainment Fri/Sat/Sun

Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant
5750 S. Madison Rd. (Rt. 528) Madison, OH 44057 / 440-298-9838
Featured wines: 2023 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Maple Ice Wine or Port Style Dessert Wine
Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese
Ice Wine Cocktail: Ice Wine Martinis & Specialty Ice Wine Cocktail Menu/Winter Wonderland Ice Wine Pop-Up Bar
Festival Saturdays:
Delightfully Soy Candles featuring Ice Wine Candles
Bow Wow “Bark”Cuterie 3/16 & 3/23
Basket Case Gift Baskets 3/2
Other Activities:
Ice Wine Progressive Dinners Fridays-3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Live Entertainment Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun
Ice Wine Lunch & Dinner Menu
Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day
Ice Wine Sweet Treats by Pucker Up Candy Shop

Cask 307
7259 Warner Rd. Madison, OH 44057 / 440-307-9586
Featured wines: Rosé of Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
Appetizer: Salted Caramel Butter Bars
Ice Wine Cocktail: Ice Wine Paloma, Ice Wine Mule & Boozy Hot Chocolate
Festival Saturdays:
XOXO Permanent Jewelry 3/2, 3/16, 3/30
RiseNShine Color Street Platinum Stylist 3/9, 3/23
Other Activities: Ice Wine Progressive Dinners Fridays-3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22*
*Reservations Required. Limited Availability.

Ferranté Winery & Ristorante
5585 N. River Rd. W. (Rt. 307) Geneva, OH 44041 / 440-466-8466
Featured wines: Sparkling Moscato & Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
Appetizer: Corkscrew Fire & Ice Primavera Pasta
Ice Wine Cocktail: Ice Wine Bellini, Ice Wine Martini/Ice Wine Pop-Up Bar
Festival Saturdays:
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ice Wine Cellar Tour. Reservations Required. Limited Availability.
Wine-O Wine BINGO
Other Activities:
NEW RELEASE: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ice Wine
Live Music Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday, March 1st-Ice Wine Pairing Dinner Experience with Winemaker Nick Ferrante.*
*Reservations Required. Limited Availability.
Lunch & Dinner Ice Wine Featured Menu
Ice Wine Flight – Food & Wine Pairing Flight

Laurello Vineyards
4573 OH-307 (Rt. 307) Geneva, OH 44041 / 440-415-0661
Featured wines: 2023 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine & Simply Mad Habañero Ice Wine
Appetizer: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Truffle Ice Cream by Almost Heaven Ice Cream
Ice Wine Cocktail: Ice Wine Cocktails
Festival Saturdays:
XOXO Permanent Jewelry 3/9, 3/23
Golden Gypsy Honey 3/2, 3/16, 3/30
Other Activities:
Wood-fired specialty pizzas, perfectly paired with Ice Wine
Live entertainment Friday & Saturday

South River Vineyards
6062 S. River Rd. W. Geneva, OH 44041 / 440-466-6676
Featured wines: 2022 Concord Ice Wine & 2022 Blush Ice Wine
Appetizer: F-Bomb Truffles
Ice Wine Cocktail: TBA
Festival Saturdays: TBA
Other Activities: TBA

Red Eagle Distillery
6202 S. River Rd. W. Geneva, OH 44041 / 440-466-6604
Festival Ice Wine Cocktail: Planter’s Punch with South River Vineyards Blush Ice Wine & Red Eagle Spirits
Appetizer: Black Door Tavern’s Chorizo & Smoked Cheddar Taco Andante
Ice Wine Cocktail: Planter’s Punch with Vidal Ice Wine & Red Eagle Spirits
Festival Saturdays: Visit Black Door Tavern (next door) for “Shelter from the Storm Tasting” 2-4PM, taste a rotating selection of the legendary ice wines of Niagara on the Lake. $50/4 samples.
Other Activities: Visit Black Door Tavern (next door) for a Three Course Ice Wine-Infused Dinner. Call 440-466-6604 for reservations.

Black Door Ice Wine Dinner Menu

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Overnight Packages

WGGRV Ice Wine Festival Overnight

Overnight Packages include shuttle service for 2 to participating wineries from your chosen hotel, two Ice Wine Festival tasting passes for each location, overnight accommodations at your choice of Hampton or Holiday Inn in Madison & continental breakfast. Weekday packages include a bonus $15 dining voucher. For more information and to purchase Overnight Packages with the Hampton Inn Madison or Holiday Inn Express Madison, visit! $289-$329.

Ice Wine

The cold of Northeast Ohio brings out the sweet nectar frozen on the vines in snow-laden vineyards located south of Lake Erie.  This creates a microclimate that allows Ohio winemakers to grow grapes and make exceptional ice wines. 

Ice Wine harvest is typically completed late at night or in the early morning hours when temperatures dip well-below freezing.  The natural water content that is found in the grapes needs to be frozen when harvested.  This results in an extraction of concentrated heavy juice which, in turn, is used to create Ice Wine.  Typically, the brix (sugar) level is between 37-40, which is ideal for producing this decadent dessert wine. 

Ice Wine varietals in the Grand River Valley region include Vidal Blanc, Concord, Cabernet Franc, Riesling and Chardonnay. Each varietal has its own set of unique characteristics that are sure to be palate-pleasing. Flavors of sweet peach, apricot, honey, cherry, and citrus can be found in these delicious Ice Wines.  Pair any of these dessert wines with pungent cheeses like gorgonzola and goat cheese or go sweet and enjoy with chocolate hazelnut spread or white chocolates. The possibilities are endless! 

The Winegrowers of the Grand River Valley encourage you to come sample the finest Ice Wines in the valley!

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