Ferrante’s featured at grape events

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JEFFERSON, Ohio – The Ohio Grape and Wine Day and the Ashtabula County Twilight Grape Tour will be held Aug. 16.
The Ohio Grape and Wine Day is held bi-annually at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station located at 2625 South Ridge Road East in Kingsville, Ohio.
This event will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. Researchers from OARDC will be on hand to highlight the grape research being conducted at this location.
Topics. Some of the topics include: Cabernet Franc training systems and clonal evaluation studies; insect and disease management update; Traminette rootstock evaluation; South Centers Viticulture update; and new research projects at the Ashtabula Research Station.
A tour of the research vineyards and a wine tasting of experimental cultivars will follow.
For more information, call the OARDC Ashtabula Research Station at 440-224-0273.
Immediately following the Ohio Grape and Wine Day, attendees are encouraged to participate in the Grape Twilight Tour.
This year’s event will be hosted by Ferrante Winery and Ristorante located at 5585 state Route 307 in Harpersfield from 5-8:30 p.m.
During the tour, participants will tour the new winery expansion, a 19-acre block of wine grapes and learn about wind machine technology.
At the conclusion of the tour, participants will be treated to dinner for $15 per person.
Registration. Preregistration for the twilight tour is required and must be made by Aug. 9. Reserve your spot by calling the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008.

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