Wölffer Estate Vineyard has thrown their hat into the profitable hard cider market.
The Sagaponack winery released two varietals of sparkling hard cider Aug. 16. “Wölffer No. 139 Dry White Cider” and “Wölffer No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider” are both made from a selection of apples grown by the Halseys of White Cap Farm, in Bridgehampton.
Roman Roth, Wölffer’s winemaker and partner, said he is “extremely proud of the high quality and purity” of the sparkling hard ciders, which both boast a pleasing perfume of fresh, crisp apples mixed with hints of honeysuckle and strawberries. The “Dry White Cider” has a light yellow hue and is noticeably dryer than the “Dry Rosé,” which is pale pink in color and is distinguished by its grape skin extract.
“They establish a new niche in the ever growing cider market,” Mr. Roth said of the varietals. “Our ciders are not made from concentrates and have no artificial flavorings. The finest New York apples from the Halsey farm are fermented and transformed into the most pure, elegant and stylish sparkling ciders you have ever tasted.”
Both sparkling ciders come packaged in 355ML bottles housed in attractive four-pack carriers decorated with collages of seasonal beach memories.