Established in 2010, Great Shoals is located in Somerset County, on Maryland’s eastern shore and specializes in using regional fruits for méthode champenoise sparkling wines. Formal production began with the 2010 harvest season which provided a bountiful crop of wonderful Maryland apples. The winery celebrated its premier release with the cider-style Spencerville Red Hard Apple on June 17th thru 19th, 2011 at Heyser’s Market in Colesville, Mar- yland . Great Shoals Apple Sparkling was awarded a Silver medal in the prestigious 2011 Maryland Governor’s Cup and Spencerville Red Hard Apple won Gold and Best Hard Cider.
Apple Sparkling Wine NV
An incredible off-dry champagne method sparkling wine made from late season apples, including Spencerville Red, Nittany, Stayman, Winesap, Turley Winesap, Black Twig, Golden Delicious and Gold Rush. The apple juice is combined with French Champagne yeast and bottle fermented. Notes of fresh apple skin and tart apple flesh with nuances of toast and earth. Persistent bubbles. A fine aperitif or accompaniment to apple based desserts.
Hard Pear Wine
Made in a classical European style, Bosc & Bartlett Hard Pear is a dry, well-balanced, and naturally sparkling wine that features the delicate flavors of ripe bosc and bartlett pears using pears from regional orchards in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Spencerville Red Hard Apple Wine NV
Reminiscent of dry French ciders, Spencerville Red uses a unique breed of apples found only at Heyser Farms in Montgomery County, Maryland. Notes of apple skin and citrus peel with slight earth notes. Crisp and refreshing. A perfect accompaniment to mushroom soup and selected cheese.