News & Upcoming 2018 Events
St. Joseph Vineyard pouring wine made from ancient grape, the Saperavi
"The Saperavi grape, said to have originated 8,000 years ago in the former Soviet republic of
Georgia, now is growing at St. Joseph Vineyard in Madison." Read more in Janet Podolak's News-Herald article HERE
St. Joseph Vineyard and Winery Celebrates over 20 years of growing and producing award winning wines!
Read more about us and the many new wine project underway by clicking on this "About Us" link
The magic at Saint Joseph continues!
Saint Joseph Wins Gold and Silver at
The 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
The largest international competition held in the US.
4,618 wines competed in blind tastings by over 50 industry experts!
Gold, 2013 Cabernet Franc,
Silver, 2013 Chardonnay
Saint Joseph Wins Again At The Prestigious
2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Gold - 2013 Shiraz
Gold - 2013 Dry Reisling
Silver - 2013 Pinot Noir
udges, all with national and international credentials, from multiple markets in Argentina, Australia, Chile,
France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the United States and other wine regions of the world judged almost 4000 wines.
Winter 2018 Events
At Pinot Vista
Ice Wine Festival
Saturdays, March 3rd, 10th, 17th
Noon - 5p.m.
Over three weekends in March, the region joins together to celebrate a unique product of the cold temperatures in the Grand River
Valley wine region, ice wine. The Wineries of the Grand River Valley welcome you to our 14th Annual Ice Wine Festival. Participating
wineries include: Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards,
& St. Joseph Vineyards.
Patrons will visit each of the participating wineries and sample their Ice Wine along with a complimentary appetizer. Many of the
wineries will also have a featured event including ice carving, jewelry shows, dog sledding & much more. Cost is $6 at each winery,
which includes wine samples, an ice wine glass at each winery, appetizer and special events. (Bring in a canned food item to help
support our local food banks and receive $1 off per person.) Call 440-466-3485 for more information.
Appetizer Menu & Events include:
Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 4th-4 mile run between Debonne Vineyards & Grand River Cellars.
- APPETIZER: Peach Cobbler topped with Ice Wine Whipped Cream
- Sled Dog Demonstration all day
- Raspberry Ice Wine Truffle Making Demonstration 1 pm & 3 pm
- Raspberry Ice Wine Truffles (additional fee)
- Fire & Ice Mule (additional fee)
- Live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon
- Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening prior to festival
Details & register at https://runandicewine.racedirector.com/
FERRANTE WINERY & RISTORANTE
for more information.
- APPETIZER: Gorgonzola Prosciutto Mac & cheese.
- Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.
- Take a picture with our giant ice wine bottle.
- Ice Wine Pairing Dinner offered all three weekends. No Reservations Necessary.
GRAND RIVER CELLARS WINERY & RESTAURANT
- APPETIZER: Jumbo meatball topped with an apricot glaze
- Ice Carving at 12 p.m
- Delightful Soy Candles featuring Ice Wine Candles
- Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day (small additional fee)
- Ice Wine Martini's (additional fee)
- Winter Glow Progressive Dinner - each Friday evening. Call 440-298-9838 or www.grandrivercellars.com for menu or more
information on the dinner or to make reservations.
- Live music Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30-10:30.
- Run & Ice Wine-Sunday, March 4th-4 mile run between Debonne Vineyards & Grand River Cellars.
Details & register at
- APPETIZER: Cannoli dip with dark chocolate chips and waffle cone bits
- Featuring Beach Glass Jewelry by Rita Burns.
- What a video of ice wine harvest and pressing.
ST. JOSEPH VINEYARDS
- APPETIZER: Almond snowflake pastry with pear preserve a' la mode
- Kryz's Maple Syrup
- Featuring Premier Jewelry
ABOUT SAINT JOSEPH VINEYARD
St. Joseph Vineyard is a family run boutique Ohio winery nestled amid the rolling hills of the Grand River Valley. At. St. Joseph, we
believe that all great wines begin in the vineyard where the influences of cultivar, soil conditions, weather vitricultural and cellar practices are
reflected in each vintage by what the French call terroir. Our family has been growing wine grapes in Ohio since 1972. In 1986 we planted
our latest vinifera (French/European) grape vineyard within the Grand River Appellation to benefit from the unique microclimate the region provides
Throughout the year, you will observe family and friends out in the fields tending to the early stages of the wine making process including
pruning, shoot positioning, thinning, hedging and other viticultural practices.
We believe that all great wines begin in the vineyard where the influences of cultivar, soil conditions, weather, viticultural and cellar
practices are reflected in each vintage in what the French call terroir.
Starting with hand picked grapes to ensure fruit quality, our wines are produced in small quantities using traditional techniques. Our goal is
to produce interesting wines which express the character, complexity and intensity of the vintage.
ABOUT THE NEW PINOT VISTA TASTING ROOM
Entrance located on Rt 307 (Warner Rd) 2 Miles East of Rt 528 just West of intersection of Rt 307 and County Line Rd. The hours are
1-7PM on Fridays and Saturdays. The new tasting room is situated on 60 acres of rolling hills and vineyards overlooking the beautiful Grand
River Valley. An attached deck provides a spectacular scenic view of the surrounding vineyards and valley. "The stucco exterior gives the
building a Tuscan appearance." suggests tasting room manager Cristina. Inside, a unique plank floor constructed of a variety of local
hardwoods is a feature which invokes conversation about its origin and history. Wines featured are those
grown on the estate vineyard and include Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Cheese plates are available and visitors are encouraged to picnic.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
St. Joseph Vineyard is located in a unique micro climate in the Grand River Valley Appellation which benefits from both the proximity to a
large body of water and its moderating effects and elevation which promotes good air and water drainage. With the longest growing season
in the region, the grapes ripen to perfection during warm sunny days and cool breezy nights.
The vineyard is planted on a 2 to 6 degree slope, which provides natural drainage in a North/South orientation for maximum exposure to
the sun. The vines are spaced 9 X 6 and trained on either single wire double cordon or double wire trellis systems with Vertical shoot
positioning. The soil is permeable sandy loam based on Loudenville and Lordstown sedimentary deposits left by the last glacier. The rocky
soil helps encourage drainage and radiates stored heat. Spur pruning is generally practiced since it allows even bud distribution on the wire.
Crop loading is limited to two tons per acre to allow proper ripening.
We utilize cultural practices including shoot and cluster thinning shoot positioning and leaf removal to maximize the fruit's exposure to the
sun and the production of colors, flavors and phenolic compounds. We try to base our harvest according to pH, grape suppleness and flavor rather than sugar level.
ABOUT THE WINES
Our wines are produced from selected grapes which we hand pick then ferment using the latest technology blended with proven traditional
techniques. Our goal is to create interesting wines that express the character, complexity, vitality and intensity of each vintage. Our size
allows us personalized attention to our vines, our wines and to our customers. Currently we produce award winning wines such as
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Chardonay, Vidal Blanc, Riesling, Ice Wine, Pinot Noir, Reserve Pinot Noir, Merlot and Shiraz.
If you are near Cleveland, Ohio and want a unique wine tasting experience, a weekend visit brings you face to face with the wine growers and wine makers that make
Ohio wineries successful. Come taste the Ohio wines that have received international recognition and are produced in one of the finest wine regions of the New World but in
the same style of the Old World. A quiet setting where friends meet to talk and enjoy the premium
"We invite you to join us, if its wine you enjoy".