Elderflower harvest 2021 is abundant, fragrant, and looks - well, see for yourself:
Hundreds of little, white, 5-petaled flowers make up each panicle. When the panicle of flowers is at just the right stage of bloom, Ehrlich Brothers snip it off the bush. They toss it in a collection bucket with hundreds of other such panicles.
Elderflower bubbly is made from thousands of flowers, which give the wine all its flavors and fragrances. No extracts of any kind are used. It's just the real deal.
Sometimes a bumblebee or a hummingbird comes along and robs some of the nectar. That's okay; there is enough for them, too.
Have no fear: there is plenty of Ehrlich Brothers Elderflower Bubbly 2021 on its way into being. Next fall and winter, we will be able to enjoy it as we Remember Summer!
One of Ehrlich Brothers' plots of Elderberry bushes is arrayed near the margins of a swampy former beaver pond. The bushes "like to have their feet wet," so they do well in that location.
Lovely in its own way just now, it will provide a very welcome sight of green when leaf-out happens in April. It's one of many things to which to look forward.
Best wishes to all our customers!
It is blossom time at Ehrlich Brothers. The older, established plantings, those just getting into their stride, and even the new plantings offering their first blossoms are all in bloom. The perfume fills the air and the blossoms gladden the eye.
The bushes overwintered well and had a good start this spring with good rains.
The flower heads are brought in to the winery, by the bucket. All the Elderflower Bubbly is made as a series of small batches. The wine yeasts are hard at work.
The colors of the flowers - the gold of the pollen and stamens, the pale green of the tiny flower-stems - combine in the brilliant yellow-gold of the Elderflower Bubly. Enjoy!
Gerald Moser's Wilton venue is 556 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY.
He has the Elderflower Bubbly ready and waiting for when the mood strikes - as it will in this season of fall festivities.
Ehrlich Brothers' elderberry nurseries continue to expand. Over the last several weeks, we have planted dozens of young bushes that overwintered 2018-2019 in pots. These will begin to be harvested in 2020.
Another nursery job has been pruning the larger bushes. The best-looking pruned branches are ready for potting. They will grow in pots until fall 2019 or spring 2020.
These cuttings are just beginning to leaf out.
A Happy Spring to all our customers!
Divine Wines at Healthy Living Market & Café will host a tasting, to include Ehrlich Brothers Elderflower Bubbly.
Friday, 12/27/18, from 3pm to 6pm, Bubbly will be on offer for sampling at Divine Wines at the Wilton Mall. Kelsey Latham invites you to taste and prepare for the New Year celebrations!
Saratoga Wine & Spirits, the cozy shop at 556 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, will host a wine tasting all the livelong day, 11am-9pm. That's Saturday, 12/2218. Lisa Canfield will be happy to provide you with a taste of Ehrlich Brothers Elderflower Bubbly!
Things were lively Olde Saratoga Wines & Spirits on the evening before Thanksgiving. Ehrlich Brothers thanks all who tasted our Elderflower Bubbly and Elderberry Red table wine. Enjoy your holiday!
Ehrlich Brothers Elderflower Bubbly is all ready for you at Divine Wines at Healthy Living market in Saratoga.
Divine Wines and the Market and Café easily located in the Wilton Mall:
Phone 518-306-4900. Kelsey Whalen and the sales staff are fun to know and ready to help you out.
Elderflower Bubbly is on tap at the Greenwich taproom of Argyle Brewing. Yes! They'll pull a glass of the bubbly right off the wall for you. You will also find bottled Elderflower Bubbly and Elderberry Red at ABC.
Here is the Greenwich taproom:
And here is the Cambridge taproom:
The 2018 growing season was superexcellent. Both flowers and berries were abundant and of high quality. Ehrlich Brothers looks forward to the 2018 vintage, and assures you all that the elderflower and elderberry wine-drinking future is secure.