finger lakes cider producers

Winter Work

In the midst of a busy bottling schedule, we’re making time for our favorite orchard task…pruning! This week we’ve put our Cloudsplitter and our first ever Kingston Black single varietal into bottles, now the job is to keep them warm enough to get through second fermentation in the bottle.  The second fermentation will give these ciders their exquisite fine bubbles…ready to drink by early May. Woohoo!  We’ve also been busy making changes to some of our labels, including a back panel and []

Happy New Year!!!

Hello 2014, a happy new year to us all! There’s sunshine in the orchard, fresh snow on the ground, and a buzz of excitement in the air here at Redbyrd.  We’ve entered the season of planning, and dreaming, and scheming, and, of course, bottling.  Don’t forget it’s also the season of tending to the sheep, Eric reminds me. Welcoming in this new year gives us the opportunity to  look back upon 2013…which feels quite lovely as i sit by the wood stove []