Blackbird Berry cider has migrated for the season. It will be back in the Spring. There -is- some out in the Wild, but we are out at the Winery. (And we do have some sixtel kegs on hand.)
Summers End is under 10 cases.
Brightognac (Estate Brandy) is gone, but we still have a little Chestnut Aged Pear Brandy and Slivovitz.
Jus a reminder that with Samhain upon, we will be reverting to weekends only. Monday is our last regular weekday. Past that, it’s Sat-Sun 12-4, or by mutually agreed appointment.
10 case alert on Pear Wine
3 case alert On Blackbird Berry Cider (missed the 10 level somehow)
Call/email/message us if you’d like some saved for later pickup.
We have run out of (for the year):
- Antique Russet Varietal Still Cider
- Apple Brandy
We are very low on:
- Chestnut Aged Pear Brandy
And we just hit the 10 case warning on:
I’ve made some tweaks to our Visit Us page. A recent tour organizer had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with us, so I’m adding a little clarification. And fixed a broken picture link, too.
Yes, we will be open on Labor Day for your tasting pleasure. Noon to 5pm.
This Monday also sees the start of our Sept-October hours. Most days 12-5. Saturdays 10-5. Closed Tuesdays.
(And the orchard has apples and more, too.)
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.