WINES RECEIVE TOP HONORS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Northeast Ohio-grown Riesling and Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
win unanimous gold medals
Harpersfield Township, Ohio – (June 20, 2008) – The
honors for Ohio wines continue to pour in. Ferrante Winery’s 2006
Signature Series Riesling Golden Bunches (Grand River Valley Region) was
awarded the Chairman’s Award at the 2008 Riverside International Wine
Competition, while the 2006 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine earned a Double Gold
Medal at the 2008 Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition.
“We are extremely pleased that our wines were so highly thought of,” said
Nick Ferrante, head winemaker. “Ohio wines continue to do well in
international competitions and we’re proud to be part of it.”
Other Ferrante wines were also well received at the competitions. The 2005
Cabernet Franc Ice Wine was awarded a gold medal at TGIWC and silver at
RIWC, and Ferrante’s 2006 Series Chardonnay took gold at TGIWC.
About Ferrante Winery &
Family owned and operated since 1937, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante
features locally grown and estate-bottled award-winning wines, including
Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pink
Catawba and their very special Ice Wines made from Vidal Blanc and
Cabernet Franc. The full-service restaurant, open year round, features
Italian specialties, salads, antipasta, steaks, chicken, veal, fresh fish,
and gourmet hand-made pizzas. The winery, located near Geneva, Ohio in
Harpersfield Township, includes a large patio which features live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons in the
summer. Lunch and dinner are served on the patio Wednesday through Sunday.
Complimentary winery tours are conducted year round on Saturdays and
Sundays at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.