Virtual Tasting Premier Host
Don’t miss this delicious Michigan experience, heightened by our perfect crisp fall weather! We’ll explore the lip-smacking options of both dry and sweet hard ciders from Two K Farms, owned by brothers Max and George Koskela. They purchased an historic 80-acre farm on Leelanau Peninsula in 2010, planting over 30 varieties of heritage apple trees, many not grown commercially in the Midwest since Prohibition. Two K lies just outside of Suttons Bay with panoramic views of West Grand Traverse Bay. Each cider apple variety expresses itself in different ways, with tannin and acidity in “bitter sharps” and “bitter sweets” acting much like white wine grapes. We’ll taste a dry rosé made from the red-fleshed apples Otterson and Redfield, and the single variety Esopus Spitzenburg, a favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson who planted several trees at Monticello’s orchard. “Old World” is a blend of more than 20 English and French varieties, and a personal favorite of our wine team leaders. We’ll be joined by Max and George, and veteran Michigan winemaker Adam Satchwell who’ll show us the unique process of making cider.
Two K Farms Rosé Cider
Two K Farms Spitzenburg Cider
Two K Farms Old World Cider
Two K Farms Honeycrisp Ice Cider