In the wake of a fantastic weekend, we are out of the experimental Bumbleberry port-style and also the Bunting Berry draft style.
This is an early out-date for the Bunting. Partly poor planning last year, partly great response this year. It will be back next spring.
We are now under 10 cases left of this year’s Bunting Berry Draft Cider. Come in soon, or call ahead to reserve some.
We have taken up our autumn schedule : 12-5 every day but Tuesday. Open early (10am) on Saturday.
Tuesday we rest from the craziness, so appointments -aren’t- available.
Our orchard partner, Brightonwoods, is open 9-6 daily, with a zillion kinds of apples and fresh pressed sweet cider.
Two releases in one weekend!
Thanks to Kitty and Milissa, this year’s ‘pomage’ of our traditional English-ish draft cider is available. It’s the partner to our English-ish dry, tannic Orchard Oriole Perry, which is also ready for sale now.
The Kinglet is not as short supply as the Oriole – but I don’t expect it to last the Summer. So stop in to the ÆppelTreow Tasting Room some weekend soon.
This year’s draft perry, from estate-grown traditional English perry cultivars, is bottled, and will be released this weekend, May 25-26th.
Due to the poor crop following the Horrid Torrid March of Twenty Twelve, this batch of Orchard Oriole Perry is very limited – just 17 cases. You’ll have to come to the Tasting Room to get some – but we will reserve some for you by phone or email.
I will admit that I had some during bottling last night – and it’s pretty tasty.
The 2011 pomage of Pommeaux is gone from the Tasting Room.
We are on track to release the 2012 Orchard Oriole Perry and Kinglet Bitter Draft Cider next weekend. These will be Tasting Room exclusives this year.
We also have all the glass on hand to bottle up more dessert wines. You should come out and see how stuffed the winery is right now.
Low Inventory :
Pommeaux Apple Dessert wine. More will be ready in early summer. Call if you’d like some of the current batch set aside.
Poirissimo! Pear Dessert Wine
WI Immature Brandy.
As of today, 5/4/13, our Tasting Room is resuming regular weekend hours.
We are often there earlier, but if you need us to before 11 or after 4, it’s best to call ahead.
The orchard is running behind this year. The current guestimate is 2 week to Bloom.
Welcome back to Spring and AeppelTreow Cidery and Distillery!
Barn Swallow has returned to the Tasting Room! Hurray! 750mL bottles are back on sale.
And if you are interested in sixth barrels for your home bar/kegerators, this is the time to pre-order.
Milissa and I had a great trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan last weekend. Setting up for the Cider Sensory Seminar that I teach, along with Gary Awdey and Dick Dunn, was intense, but I think it was worry well spent. The seminar just keeps getting better.
Oh, and the competition results? ÆppelTreow took three medals for three entries. 100% medal rate!!
(Okay, they were all bronzes – but no traditional perry, like Orchard Oriole, got better than a bronze this year. And no brandies took a gold. Tough judges this year. We must have taught them too well