Wölffer Estate Vineyard, long renowned for its wines, has branched out into the hard cider market—launching two unique products this week, the “Wölffer No. 139” dry white cider and the “Wölffer No. 139” dry rosé cider made from a selection of the apples grown by the Halseys of White Cap Farm in Bridgehampton.
“I am extremely proud of the high quality and purity of our sparkling hard ciders,” said Roman Roth, the vineyards winemaker and partner in the business with co-owners Joey and Mark Wölffer. “They establish a new niche in the ever growing cider market. 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 pure, elegant and the most stylish sparking ciders you have ever tasted.”
Both varietals of “Wölffer No. 139” are sparkling and the dry white cider has a pale yellow color, dryer than the rosé. The dry rosé has a pale pink hue, slightly sweeter and is distinguished by the extract from grape skins. Both ciders have a perfume of fresh, crisp apples with hints of honeysuckle, strawberry and fine yeast aromas.
Best served chilled, Wölffer No. 139 is available at stores in New York and at the winery tasting room and wine stand in Sagaponack. They can also be purchased at wolffer.com and wolffercider.com.