Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Linganore Winecellars is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard nestled on 230 acres of picturesque rolling countryside. The farm was established by Jack and Lucille Aellen in 1971, and the winery opened in 1976. Jack and Lucille used a hand crank crusher and press from Lucille’s father to process six tons of grapes in the first year. By the early ‘80s, Jack and Lucille’s son, Anthony, had taken over the winemaking responsibilities and in 1990, Anthony’s younger brother, Eric, took over the vineyard management. Now, the third generation of Aellens is already hard at work around the winery and getting ready to lead us into the future.
Melding Jack’s German-Swiss winemaking heritage with Lucille’s Italian winemaking roots and ever conscious of our customers tastes, Anthony has created a splendid variety of wines, which have won over 200 medals in national and international competitions.
Producing over 30 wines ranging from stylish white and red dinner wines to elegant semi-sweet grape, fruit, and honey wines, our winery enjoys a reputation as a fun place to visit and a relaxed place to sample wines in a casual setting. We welcome visitors 361 days a year to experience a fun-filled afternoon in the country, where winemaking really is a family affair.
Honey Run Winery
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Still small and family owned, Honey Run Winery originated in 1992, near Chico, California’s Honey Run Covered Bridge, in the Butte Creek Canyon. Honey Run Honeywines are made with three ingredients: honey, fruit juice, and yeast. Honey Run uses no grapes, adds no sulfites or preservatives, and produces their wines to meet Kosher (OU) standards.
Hidden Marsh Distillery
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Martin family — owners and operators of the famous fruit and mead winery in the Finger Lakes area of New York: Montezuma Winery — added this distillery in 2008, to add premium liqueurs, vodka and brandy to their portfolio, which are made with honey, apples, or other seasonal fruits.
Custom-built in Germany, Hidden Marsh’ 400-liter Christian Carl column pot still has two columns consisting of a four-plate column for high-end brandy production and a 21-plate column for premium vodka production.
Being the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes region, Hidden Marsh is proud to be a pioneer in the field of artisan distilling in New York State. Each batch is made in a hands-on process and takes on a more artistic form of producing high quality premium spirits. Hidden Marsh Distillery’s premiere release was BEE Vodka, the first Ultra Premium Vodka distilled from honey in the Finger Lakes.
BEE Vodka is a unique hand-crafted vodka made from the purest honey in the Finger Lakes region. Triple-distilled in individual batches for a flawless finish, BEE Vodka is irresistibly smooth but never sweet. Crystal clear with exceptional character, it promises to bee something you’ve never experienced before. Sip, Relax and Just Bee.