We're excited to introduce the latest offering in our new wine and cider series -- Jester King Farmhouse Cider Co-Fermented with Sangiovese Grape Must! Wine and cider are natural extensions of making farmhouse beer, and we're excited to now be able to create them at Jester King.
Earlier this month we released Jester King Farmhouse Cider, which was made from a blend of Red Cortland, Winesap, and Arkansas Black apples from the Texas panhandle. When we were pressing the juice for our Farmhouse Cider last fall, we took a portion of it and blended it with Sangiovese grape must from Livermore Valley, California. We let the blend of apple juice and grape must co-ferment in stainless steel with our JK mixed culture to total dryness. We then naturally conditioned the wine/cider hybrid in 750ml bottles. 11.3 % alcohol by volume.
Jester King Farmhouse Cider Co-Fermented with Sangiovese Grape Must is now available at Jester King! Given the low bottle count (97 bottles), it's only available onsite at our restaurant -- open Wednesday to Sunday every week. Sorry, no bottles to go. 750ml/$28.
We hope you enjoy this project from our inaugural 2020 year of wine and cider making! We're eagerly awaiting the 2021 harvest and are excited about what we'll soon begin to create.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell
Photography by Jessica Attie