Our fall season begins Thursday, September 24th, at 9 a.m. and will be open until the middle of November with bulk juice and supplies available.
We will be following all current CDC and NYS Dept. of Health regulations as they pertain to us. With that said, please wear masks, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands.
Unfortunately, a tradition and helpful tool of ours must be done away with this year. Many of you have been able to select the best juice to buy in our tasting room. We will no longer have that available. We will have, instead, knowledgeable staff on hand to help you with your decision. Grape juice tasting may also have to be eliminated because of the amount of contact involved. As a reminder, our juices are not pasteurized and are only intended for winemaking, not fresh consumption.
We greatly appreciate our customers and are asking you for your cooperation and patience in advance as we prepare for the season. We expect that getting your order placed and filled may take longer this year because of the extra precautions that need to be taken. We may have to limit the number of people in our sales area to keep socially distant. Also, large containers like barrels may have to be removed from your vehicle, filled, then put back in. This will keep our sales area open for people to be out of the weather. Please, be kind and considerate of everyone, and we will all make it through this “interesting” time.
Our Hot-pack juices have become increasingly popular with sales of literally thousands each year. Customers enjoy the consistent quality in that the juice purchased in April and later, is the same great quality as when the juice was first pressed. Our hot-packs have become the “go-to” juice for our local and distant winemakers alike. A Hot-Pack is a 5-gallon container of juice that is heated gently and sealed so that it will not start to ferment until the seal is broken. It does not require and refrigeration and will transport safely. To start fermentation, remove the lid, put the juice into your fermenting container, add the yeast and nutrient (included with purchase), and ferment as usual. Hot-packs are available for purchase throughout the year and we ship anywhere in the U.S by FedEx. Order through our website for shipping, anytime. Try a Hot-Pack of juice today!
Customers should check our website or call our info line (716) 673-9463 to confirm the availability of juices before coming to our salesroom.
U-pick grapes will be available on opening day, with Concord, Niagara, and Steuben available.
Credit cards, debit cards, cash, and personal checks are accepted.
We look forward to pouring your juice again this year, and we greatly appreciate our continued patronage.
(Three generations at your service)