Geneva, Ohio Community support is more important than ever during this pandemic and local wineries are teaming up to give back! The Wine Growers of the Grand River Valley hosted their annual Ice Wine festival in a different manner this year. The festival became a trail to allow visitors the opportunity to visit the wineries any day during the month of April. The Ice Wine Trail brought about 2,000 guests to each winery during the month of April. The cost for the trail was $6 per person at each winery, $1 from every ticket sale is now being donated back into the community.
The Wine Growers of the Grand River Valley; Ferrante Winery, Laurello Vineyards, Debonne Vineyards, Grand River Cellars, Cask 307, South River & Red Eagle Distillery will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Local Food Pantries. On May 21st Geneva Food Pantry & Madison Food Pantry will be presented $7,000 each at Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, 5585 State Route 307 Geneva, Ohio 44041.
This money will be used to purchase proteins. “The generous donation will be used to buy chicken, ham, beef and other meats as the cost of these have increased during the past couple months,” Valerie Leitch Director of Geneva Food Pantry.
“Giving back to the community is crucial to the future of our city. The community has always been there for us, it’s important to give back,” Mary Jo Ferrante.
“Laurello’s is honored to give back to our local food pantry to feed those in need. Taking care of each other is very important to Larry and I and we alway try to support our home town on a regular basis,” Kim Laurello.
“Since our business opened in 2012 we have been conducting an annual canned food drive during the Ice Wine festival. This year we decided instead to make a cash donation to the Geneva Food Pantry to offer them the flexibility to invest in their business as needed to support the community, “Gene Sigel Red Eagle Distillery.