Single Varietals and the making of a Cider Maker with Steampunk Cider
Saturday, August 4
2 - 5 PM
with Jonathan Oakes, 4th generation farmer and winemaker
The Oakes family were early converts to cider and started planting European cider varieties in 2004. These mature cider trees are rare to find in New York state and have allowed Jonathan the freedom to experiment in the hope to better understand these varieties and his own unique terroir.
Jonathan's single variety ciders made from coveted apples English apples like Harry Master Jersey, Dabinett and Medille d'Or are extraordinary. These apples are the backbone of French and English cider making and we are excited to be able to show them off with Western New York flair. This is an amazing opportunity to learn what these apples taste like and why cider makers around the country (including us) are planting them.
Come join Jonathon from 2 - 5 PM on August 4th as we do a deep dive into some cider apples
Cider we will be pouring:
Steampunk Original: (50% Bittersweet: 50%Culinary apples)
Hojack Orchard - Heritage Blend (Michelin, Dabinett, Brown Snout, Binet Rouge, Chisel Jersey, Yarlington Mill, Medaille d'Or)
Single Varietal - Medaille D'Or
Single Varietal - Dabinett
Single Varietal - Brown Snout
Single Varietal - Chisel Jersey