Located along the southern shores of Lake Erie, the winery offers award-winning wines, a tasting room, cellar tours, weekend events, a full-service Italian restaurant, and an outdoor terrace with scenic views of the vineyard.
It all started in 1937 when Anna and Nicolas Ferrante opened their first winery in Cleveland's Collinwood area and grew grapes on the winery's current location in Harpersfield. New winemaking facilities were built in Harpersfield by sons Anthony and Peter in the 1970's around the same time the winery in Cleveland closed.
Today, the wine is produced by Nick Ferrante, a third generation winemaker, who was inducted into the Ohio Wine Hall of Fame in 2015. The winery currently sells about 100,000 to 130,000 gallons per year and about 35 percent is estate grown. The winery is known for its vinifera varieties and its ice wine.
Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus. (2016). Ferrante Winery, 2016. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5942
Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus. 2016. “Ferrante Winery, 2016”. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5942.
Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus. Ferrante Winery, 2016. 17 June 2016, https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5942.