Category Archives: Tasting Room

Great Summer Expectations

Picnic tables overlooking lake

Summer is almost here! Matt has the outdoor seating areas nearly ready, Ginger (our latest variety of hard cider – and my new personal favorite) will make its tap debut the week of Memorial Day; Summer Gold will follow soon after. We’ve got an events calendar full of great food, live music, fun classes and gorgeous sunsets. Make plans now […]

Spring Arrivals, Summer Expectations and Fall Returns

Photo collage from Cleveland Museum of Natural History exhibit featuring Bent Ladder - now on our wall at the winery.

Arriving soon…two new cider varieties for your enjoyment – Ginger and Summer Gold! Matt is putting the finishing touches to Ginger and hopes to have it in kegs and on tap in the next couple weeks. This one is already my personal favorite – by far! Now, I love all our ciders, but the spicy ginger […]

Learning, Creating and Enjoying – Past and Future…

Bangles, Pendants and Earrings, Painting "Purple Joy"

What we’ve done… Saturday Tours & Tastings and Painting Class Matt’s cidery tours were sold out almost every Saturday evening in February and March. Some of you also came out this past Saturday to turn a blank canvas into a beautiful vase of flowers as Katie Harding instructed you in the use of color, blending and texture in painting. Thank you […]

The Fun Has Begun – Paintings and Tours!

Painting Class - Completed Paintings of Four Poppies

It’s been a while since my last update – that’s because it’s been a busy time here at Bent Ladder! One week ago, we hosted our first ever painting class led by Connie Kramer from Art Break. Connie provided step-by-step instructions to 15 budding artists as they sipped glasses of their favorite Bent Ladder cider, and enjoyed light […]

New Year’s News

What's New - Games, tours, painting class and pretzel bread!

Happy 2017! Here are just a few new things we’re working on at the winery: Game Corner – So far we’ve got Scrabble, Uno and a couple decks of cards. Okay, it’s just start. Our staff (who,by the way, are the best staff in the world) have offered to clean out their game closets and bring in […]

Bent Ladder Gift Baskets for the Holidays!

We get it. It’s the holidays and you’re busy. Entertaining. Being Entertained. Shopping. So at Bent Ladder we’re making your holidays easier with three tasteful gift options. Bent Ladder Gift Baskets – Available in a variety of sizes and styles. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect hostess gift, something for the relative who has everything […]

Black Gold Is On Tap Now!

A glass of Black Gold cider next to a pumpkin, overlooking our pond.

What better way to kick off your weekend than checking out our newest release: Black Gold! It is our first varietal cider, made from our Goldrush apples (my personal favorite) and aged in freshly dumped Kentucky bourbon barrels. The result is an off-dry, fruit forward cider with complex notes of freshly picked apple, brown sugar, […]

Hopped Cider Is On Tap and This Weekend’s Menu

We just released our dry hopped hard cider. Made with Yakima Valley hops (we used to live and grow apples out there!) The cider has complex aromas of tangerine, spruce and apple. Flavors of grapefruit and lychee dominate the mid palate with an undercurrent of pine and spice at the finish. It’s refreshing, interesting and […]

Now Open Fridays!

Picked Traminette Grapes

***The following is an excerpt from our email newsletter, sent out on 09/28.  Please subscribe to get all of our latest news and information delivered right to your inbox. ***   Hi everyone, We’re still working hard at picking grapes out in the vineyard, and then getting them all pressed.  We picked and pressed a […]

We’re Finally Open!

***The following is an excerpt from our e-newsletter on 09/14/2016.  Please subscribe to get updates delivered right to your inbox.***   Hi everyone, Wow, what a crazy couple years it’s been trying to get this project off the ground.  Construction delays, permit delays…so many delays I couldn’t even list them if I wanted to.  We […]