This is our annual Apple Picnic and juice pick-up. Unpasteurized apple juice (for wine-making or other uses) is available at the Pepin Heights processing facility south of Lake City, starting at 11 am. Please bring your own plastic pails with lids (if possible). Carboys are more fragile and take much longer to fill.
After the juice pick-up, we will gather in the Pepin Heights orchard on the bluff overlooking Lake Pepin at about noon for the annual picnic. Please bring your own picnic gear, and a dish to share.
This will be a tasting of some of the great dessert wines from around the world, along with a discussion of the techniques used in producing them. We expect to include samples of Hungarian Tokay, Sauternes from France, Port, Sherry, Ice Wine and perhaps others. The event is free for members -- guests will be charged a fee to participate in the tastings.
"The Purple Foot" is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization.