Cider God Blog Takeover

Damon here for Harvest Ridge Winery.  You know, some wineries may provide fans and consumers with winemaker’s notes. Well I’m here to give you the Cider God Chronicles. Who better to give you the news than someone that’s in the trenches each and everyday working to give the people what they want, right?

            April was a great month for us here at Harvest Ridge Winery. It kicked off with our illustrious Food Truck Competition to Benefit Disabled Vets and the Hero-Hunts Foundation. We shattered expectations thanks to all who provided their services and came out to support us. With all your help and fundraising we were able to purchase a new transport vehicle for the DAV. Hope to see you again for future events and thank you all again. 


            We also received a number of awards for our wines at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. 2015 Cab-Sauv was awarded Silver as well as Portella and Chamfort. 2015 Chardonnay and Chambourcin were awarded Bronze medals along with our 2013 Meritage. I speak on the behalf of everyone that has put in many of hours and a lot of overtime to bring you the art that is Harvest Ridge Wine and say that we are very proud and very eager to push out an even better product each vintage for our customers.


            You can’t really keep moving forward if you are always looking back so let me clue you in on what’s going on this month. May 3rd, we bottled our Cab-Franc Rosé (yes, I said that correctly), Cab-Merlot, and Merlot. The Rosé will be released for wine club members this month. If not a wine club member, stop in and ask a staff member in the tasting room about signing up. The release of Merlot and Cab-Merlot are on the horizon as well so check back here or on our Facebook page to see when you can grab a bottle.  These smooth and velvety reds are begging for your companionship. When you stop in, tell them I sent you.

            May 13th is our Wine Club Pick Up Party. Wine Club members know the deal. You come in, are treated to some great food and entertainment, and leave with 3 great wines for you to take home and enjoy.  

                    National Police Week kicks off May 14th and runs through the 20th. $2 off glasses of wine or cider and 20% off bottles all week. We will be honoring all law enforcement officers. Tell the brave boys and girls in blue to drop in!


            Wrapping up this month is another Wine and Spirits event with local medium Deanna Fitzpatrick. Tickets are $30 per person. I’ve heard stories from some of the staff members that have been on hand for this event and I’ve been told we have a little spirit friend that likes to hang around and play tricks on us. I don’t know how comfortable I am with having a little buddy around here messing with me but if you are cool with it or have someone you’d like for her to communicate to, come on in. They are a hit!

            Last but not least, don’t forget, Final Friday this month with our local star from Turnbridge Point, Chef Steve Konopelski. He will be here with free snacks. Trust me, you don’t want to miss him. (I personally love his breads that he brings in.) He usually brings a li’l bit of everything so stop by, grab a glass and live a little out at The Ridge.  

Until next time…

— Damon, the Cider God

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