Our Wines

 

Production of our wines began in the summer of 2014 with three varieties of Apple Wine. Fruit wine, unlike grape wine, has a shorter fermentation period due to the lower sugar content of the fruits used. We are proud to offer eleven different wines, with seven in regular production. More wines are coming soon!

Staehly Farms Dry Apple Wine
2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
 
Our Dry Apple Wine is the driest possible, with sugar levels below what the human tongue can naturally detect. Such a low sugar content enhances both the acidity and the fruitiness of the wine, also making it reminiscent of a Pinot Grigio. This wine is best suited for the seasoned wine drinker because of its dry characterisitics, but we encourage everyone who visits to give it a taste. 
 
We've found that this wine pairs well with pork dishes, as well as with smoother cheeses such as Beaver Brook Farm's Pleasant Cow. The flavor of the pork tends to increase the notes of apple in the wine. 

 

Staehly Farms Semi-Sweet Apple Wine
2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Gold Medal Winner
2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Silver Medal Winner
2016 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Silver Medal Winner
2015 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - Second Place Winner

 

The second of our apple wines  is the Semi-Sweet (also referred to as off-dry). This wine maintains the fruitiness of the Dry Apple, but the subtle sweetness takes the edge off of the acidity. This is the most widely enjoyable of our wines, with most individuals enjoying the well-balanced sweetness and tartness of the wine. The snappy characteristics combine with its fruitiness to make it most reminiscent of a steel Chardonnay.

 

 

We've found that this wine pairs well with most pork and chicken dishes, and similar to the Dry, is paired best with a smooth, hard cheese.

Staehly Farms Sweet Apple Wine
2016 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - First Place Winner

 

 

The sweetest of the three apple wines, our Sweet Apple is easily palatable for first-time wine drinkers and for those who prefer a little bit of sweetness in their drink. The sugar helps to tone down the acidity of the wine, as well as the alcohol. The wine is not so sweet as to be considered a dessert wine, however.

 

 

 

We've found that this wine pairs well with chicken dishes, and with most cream-sauce pasta dishes. The sweetness of the wine helps to complement the flavors of the sauces. The Sweet could be easily enjoyed with a brie or a cheddar cheese.

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Midnight Blueberry
2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Silver Medal Winner
2015 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - Second Place Winner

 

Our first 'red' wine, Midnight Blueberry is a remarkable semi-sweet wine with rich flavors. Notes of blueberry are to be expected, but light notes of vanilla as well as blackberry make this wine similar to a Cabernet Sauvignon. 

 

 

 

We've found that this wine pairs well with fattier and protein-rich foods. Try this wine with a lamb dish or with a rich pasta sauce. The sweetness of the wine also makes it a pleasant dessert wine, and also makes for easy sipping. 

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Pomodoro
2016 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Double Gold Medal Winner
2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
2015 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - Second Place Winner
 
 

Bella! A recipe from the Old World, our Pomodoro is the first tomato wine commercially available in the United States. Passed down through the years, this wine recipe has been given a new life by Staehly Farm Winery. Delightfully citrus-like, this wine is characterised by its notes of grapefruit and a crisp snap. Notes of apricot give way to a light tomato finish.

 

 

We've found that this wine pairs well with creamy chicken dishes as well as grilled steak and seafood. But where this wine truly stands out is when paired with milder fish dishes such as sushi. 

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Orchard Cherry
2016 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - First Place Winner
2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
2016 Sunset Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
2016 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner

 

The sweet and tart flavor of old-world cherries is the star of this hand-crafted rose`. With only a few trees in the orchard, this Cherry Wine is done in very small batches, with only a few dozen cases produced for 2016. In keeping with our other fruit wines, this is a lightly-sweet wine. Just a touch more sweetness than Midnight Blueberry gives it a very "cherry pie" flavor without the sweetness being overpowering.

 

This wine is better suited as an after-dinner wine, and pairs well with chocolate or creamy cheeses. But it also has its place in a nice summer chicken dish when lightly chilled.

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Rhubarb Wine
2016 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - First Place Winner
 
 
 

A light, characteristically rhubarb flavor with a light floral note that makes this a pleasant sipping wine. Sweeter than our other wines, the tartness of the rhubarb compliments the increased sweetness in a delightful way that makes for easy drinking. Enjoy at room temperature or chilled.  

 

 

This pairs well with chocolate or creamy cheeses, as well as buttery dishes. Although it is better suited for an after-dinner wine, it also pairs well with salmon and chicken, as well as spicy foods. 

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Peach Wine
2016 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - First Place Winner
2017 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner

 
 

The flavors of summer come alive in this delicious wine. Made with a blend of yellow-flesh and white-flesh peaches, this wine is perfect for dinner or dessert. An easy drinker, this wine has notes of peach but also of honey and clover - It is very fruit-forward. It is best served chilled but can also be served at room temperature.  

 

 

Our Peach Wine pairs very well with chicken, but also with seafood (crab cakes, for instance) or smoky cheeses such as provolone or gruyere. A perfect addition to a summer picnic.

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Spiced Apple Wine
2016 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - Second Place Winner
2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
2017 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner
 

A cinnamon-infused spin on our popular Semi-Sweet Apple wine. Light spicing brings out all the best flavors of fall. Like nothing else in the state, this wine has only subtle hints of baking spices that layer with notes of McIntosh, Honey Crisp, and Delicious apples. Try this wine chilled or serve warmed for a drink that will really warm you up.

 

 

Perfect for pairing with meals, this is an ideal wine for dinner or dessert. Turkey, chicken, or pork will all compliment this wine and bring out slightly different characteristics. Bring a bottle along for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Harvest Blend Wine

2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Gold Medal Winner
2017 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Bronze Medal Winner

The red wine complement to our Spiced Apple Wine. A delectable blend of local Connecticut Black Currants and our Spiced Apple Wine. The light spicing brings out the tartness of the currents that then layer with notes of apple. Mild tannins make this a medium-bodied wine with a subtle sweetness. 

 

 

This wine is quickly becoming one of our best sellers because of its versatitlity in pairings. Turkey or chicken, duck, beef, and even pork all go well with this semi-sweet wine. Aged cheeses are perfect for pairing as well, with the creamy textures of the cheese offsetting the tannins

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Plum Medley Wine
2017 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Silver Medal Winner
 
 

A sweeter wine done in a distinct Asian style, this blend of three different Connecticut plums makes a beutiful rose' suitable for the heat of summer or the cold of winter. Try it at room temperature or chilled and discover a range of flavors. Notes of plum give way to a slight nutty flavor on the finish.

 

 

Best for dessert and light sipping, this wine also has its place in pairing with Asian cuisines due to its roots. Duck is also highly suitable, with turkey an apt substitute.

 

 

 

Staehly Farms Blueberry Breeze Wine
2017 Durham, Connecticut Wine Competition - Second Place Winner
2018 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Gold Medal Winner
2018 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition - Best CT Grown Wine


All of that delicious blueberry taste in a bigger bottle. We've taken our Midnight Blueberry wine and blended it with Sweet Apple to increase the residual sugar and make a delicious summer wine.  This wine is very easy drinking, so instead of our regular 375 mL bottle on the blueberry, we've bottled this one in a standard 750 mL. Great with a slight chill on those hot summer days.

 

 

This blueberry wine is "light" enough to be considered a blush, and with its subtle sweetness pairs well with chicken and pork. A light fish also pairs excellently, as well as smooth and creamy goat cheese.

 

 

 

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