Southern Wine Trails is presenting Ohio Wine at the Other 46 Tasting tonight for the North American Wine Bloggers Conference. The winery we will be pouring is Ferrante Winery from Geneva, OH.
Ferrante Winery is a family owned and operated winery. In 1937, Nicholas and Anna Ferrante established the winery in Cleveland’s Collinswood area. In the 1970’s, their sons Peter and Anthony built modern wine making facilities in the family’s Harpersfield Township vineyards. In the 1980’s, their families developed a thriving restaurant to showcase wine and food.
The menu then, as now, included Ferrante family favorites such as pizza della casa, spaghetti and meatballs, vitello scallopini and many more. All, of course, to complement the subtleties and nuances of the vintages from the cellar.
On November 4th, 1994, the operation was interrupted briefly by a fire. Gone were the dining and tasting rooms and many artifacts. Fortunately, a firewall saved the wine production facility, cellar and warehouse.
In early 1995, the Ferrante family pulled together body, mind and spirit to create the new home they have today. They are excited about the future of the Ohio wine industry and continue to develop award winning wines and fine dishes in the kitchen.
The wines being poured tonight are:
2010 Golden Bunches – Dry Reisling, Signature Series – Grand River Valley $14.99
American Fine Wine – Gold
Finger Lakes International – Silver
Taster’s Guild International – Silver
Pacific Rim International – Silver
Beverage Tasting Inst. – Silver
LA Wine – Gold