3074 US Route 9
Valatie, NY 12184
Sat & Sun: 12–5pm
or by appointment
$1.00 each (limit 3 per person)TOURS
200 acre apple farmPRODUCTION
A collaboration with Hudson-Chatham Winery, our Italian-inspired spirit is made of the left-overs from making wine. Grape skins are pulled out of the wine, soaked in water, making a second wine. This is twice distilled, rendering a spirit loaded with flavors or sun-dried raisins, date and apricot. Although grappa is often compared to harsh, homemade hootch, our Grappa is comparably mellow and smooth – a modern revision of a true classic.OLD SCRUMPY
Back in the day when all apple cider was fermented to one degree or another, cider houses stored barrels indoors and outdoors. During the long New York winter months, the barrels outdoors would partially freeze – the center of the barrel remaining liquid, concentrating alcohol and flavors. Over the past three winters, we've been rediscovering the lost art of making traditional applejack, by freezing our hard cider in small batches. Aged in small 15-gallon barrels, our Old Scrumpy Traditional Applejack (17% alc) drinks like a port made from fresh apples. Aromas of cedar humidor and tobacco wrapper open up to a rich, apple-pie flavor and finishes with a velvety baked apple aftertaste.