Autumn has arrived in New England, and with the cooler weather comes apples. Apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce, and apple wine. Yes, you heard correctly, apple wine. To find this great apple sweetness one must first travel to Bishop's Orchard in Guilford, Conn. This farm market has it's own winery on premise, with a flavorful variety of wines and ciders.
Once there you will be directed to the back of the store where the winery is located. If you are not sure what blend you prefer, Bishops provides an assortment of wine tasting packages to suit your palate.
One popular selection is Celebration. Crafted from a combination of sweet and tart locally grown apples, it resembles a crisp, white Pinot Grigio. If you are seeking something a little bolder, try their Faulkner's Spiced Apple wine. This award winning swirl of apples and cinnamon makes an excellent holiday beverage.
Served warm, it's a perfect wine for your fireside gathering. Bishop's currently has a collection of more than 15 home grown wines and ciders. Other choices include Honey Peach Melba, Pearadise, and Hyland Red, a raspberry wine.
Most of their wines come in at a budget friendly cost of under $15 per 750ml bottle. Make sure to visit the farm market while you shop. They are open year round, seven days a week or visit them on the web at www.bishopsorchardswinery.com.