The first product we produced- dry cider- is back! This is the true essence of Minnesota apples in its finest form. Now, with a bit of sparkle. With no added sugar, its a bracing, refreshing drink for a beautiful Minnesota day. Available at our bottle shop at 3016 East Lake Street. $12.99/ 22 oz. bottle plus tax.
Semisweet Sparkling Cider
Our semisweet sparkling cider is a fruity and tingly version of our dry cider, made from the same local apples, but lightly sweetened and lightly sparkling. It’s gluten-free and semisweet in the style of a British cider and not overly carbonated. Enjoy it with food and friends. Available in select Twin Cities liquor stores and at our bottle shop. $12.99/ 22 oz. bottle plus tax.
Cherry Apple Cider
Our 2016 cherry-apple cider is made from bright red pie cherries foraged entirely within the city limits of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s tart and tangy and a little sweet and a lot unlike any other cherry wine & cider blend you’ve ever tried. Limited edition will be for sale only as long as supply lasts. Available only in our bottle shop. $9.99/ 375 ml. bottle plus tax.
Hopped cider? Hopped cider! Try it- you might like it. A lot! For some, this is a grain-free and gluten-free alternative to beer. For others, it hits all the dry, fruity and slightly bitter notes one expects to find in a European cider or in a light-bodied pilsner. Either way, it’s good. Available only in our bottle shop while it lasts. $12.99/22 oz. bottle plus tax.
Gin Botanical Cider
This was a bit of a surprise for us. We were fortunate enough to receive a bounty of spent gin botanicals- the spices that give gin its distinctive flavor- from Lawless, a distillery located in neighboring Seward. The botanicals included juniper berries, coriander, black pepper and lavender along with other herbs. When we infused our dry cider with them, it created a tongue-tickling combination that tested very well in our trial run. A truly unique cider unlike any other we’ve made. Available at our bottle shop and at select liquor stores. $12.99/ 22 oz. bottle plus tax.
Pear cider is back and truly better than ever! Pear cider is notoriously difficult to make, but we think you’ll agree when you try this, that we nailed this one. Crisp, tart and refreshing. Two parts green pear, one part green apple adding up to true fruit flavor and bit of a kick at the end. Absolutely delicious. $12.99/750 oz. bottle plus tax. Only while it lasts and only in our bottle shop.
Like rhubarb pie in a bottle- just not as sweet- our light pink rhubarb wine will make your taste buds take notice. Unlike anything else we’ve made, rhubarb wine is sweet and sour and deliciously different. Our test batches have fared very well, and we’re excited to bottle this all-foraged and uniquely Minnesotan wine.
Another unique cider. It’s a bit funky, a lot beery and completely gluten free. The bitterness of the hops and vegetal characteristics of a cider infused with wet hops come through strong and clear. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but has also found strong support for creating more of it during our test runs. We’re getting close on this one.
Our first product- our signature European-style cider will be back soon! This dry and still cider was a surprise hit last year. We bottled enough to last us all of 2016 (or so we thought) and it was gone by late summer. There’s a good reason for that too. Dry Cider pairs beautifully with all sorts of grillables and takes the place of white wine at the dinner table. Naturally gluten-free and additive-free, it’s what we personally drink most at home.
Where To Buy
At the moment, our Semisweet Sparkling Cider, Gin Botanical Cider and Semisweet Mead are for sale in:
Minneapolis: Surdyks, Zipps, Elevated, Skol Liquors, South Lyndale Liquors, Sentyrz, Haskells, Lake Wine and Cheese, Eastlake, 1010 Washington, Falls Liquor, Val-U Liquors, Central Ave. Liquors, Skyway Wine and Spirits and Minnehaha-Lake Beer,Wine and Spirits.
St. Paul: Kowalski’s Wine Shop on Grand, Thomas Liquors, Sharrets, Scotts Liquor, Midway Liquor, The Wine Thief and the 7th Street Liquor Barrel.
St. Louis Park: Westwood Liquors, Liquor Boy, MGM Wine & Spirits and Top Ten Liquors
Edina: Edina Municipal Liquor
Lilydale: Sunfish Cellars
Minnetonka: MGM Wine & Spirits
White Bear Lake: Elevated Wine, Beer and Spirits.
Mound: Harbor Wine and Spirits
Others are for sale only at our winery and bottle shop at 3016 East Lake Street in Minneapolis on Fridays and Saturdays. Call us at (651) 235-2726 if you plan to stop in at a time other than our regular hours.
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