by Jennifer Lysen

Winesap is an old variety of apple, linked to Colonial farming, that is noted for it's sweetness and dark outer color.  My childhood was spent running through the rows of an apple orchard in Eastern Washington.  This time of year marked the beginning of harvest, and after that, cidering season.  One of my favorite smell memories is the smell of rotting fallen fruit on the ground.  It sounds gross but it's not, it's great.  That meant that cider season was coming and the pressing is something that we all took part in.  Our Winesap colorway is a rich, deep darkened red with subtle tonality.  It is available in our shop in Sapling Sock and Sprouts and is always available in any weight in our Dyed to Order section.