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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 & Ristorante

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.              440-466-8466