If you are coming from the east along SR142, you will see construction signs at Hwy 75. ‘4 miles ahead’. The winery is 3 miles from there – you are good to proceed to a tasting.
But without power. (9:30am) So it’s Square reader on an iPad and counting cash by hand. Hurray!
Power is back! (9:50)
Alrighty folks, its bottling time of year, and we’ve gotten a couple products on the shelf recently.
I’ve created a new Tasting Room Current Selections menu page on the website (under Visit Us), and linked it to Facebook. I hope to keep it up to date.
Apples Doux II – a semi-sweet champagne-method cider. Differs from the original Doux by using all Anglo-Franco true (tannic) cider apples – even for the final sweetening.
Pommeaux – the Apple dessert wine is back!
Wisconsin Apple Brandy – is back! Hurray. And there’s a limited amount of Cask Strength, too. 750mL, 118 proof.
Mostly quiet at the winery these days. Hoping the weather stays cool enough to keep the trees asleep, but not so cold that the buds are damaged (the early warm weather likely weakened their cold hardiness).
We have Sparrow Spiced back on the shelf. The new Orchard Oriole will be back when the labels arrive.
We’ve been working on IT issues this past week or so. We lost a few news updates to ‘haxorz’ (who I suspect then called me to offer a fix). And we are rearranging our phone service. It may disappear for a day or two. But we haven’t gone away – it’s just the phone.
Here’s looking forward to Spring. In May.