Hello All! We’re excited to have another harvest season upon us AND getting ready for Finger Lakes Cider Week. Redbyrd’s featured events […]
The last two tanks of our 2017 cider are finishing up their fermentation as we speak. What an awesome year it was […]
We’re busy here at Redbyrd these days; preparing the press for another season of apples coming down from the hopper, getting our Ag&Markets required washing machine hooked up, helping with the planning of another fantastic FLX Cider Week upcoming in October, and of course, beginning to pick those absolutely gorgeously beautiful apples! So busy, in fact, that rather than craft our own musings on harvest, we will borrow from our dear friend and fellow organic apple orchardist, Chris Negronida of West Haven […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pruning is my favorite orchard chore. It is truly art, sculpting of the tree. To promote fruitful wood, renew old branches, shape the tree for good sunlight and airflow. Apples and leaves will surround these trees this summer but for now they are mere skeletons. The air is crisp and the cider, fresh and cold.