April 2, 2011 saw the successful release of Delaware’s first hard cider – Black Twig Hard Apple, a new cider-style sparkling wine produced and bottled by Great Shoals Winery. Black Twig Hard Apple is made using a blend of mostly black twig apples that were grown by TS Smith & Sons of Bridgeville, DE.
We’d like to give a special thanks to Greer Stangl and Charlie Smith of TS Smith & Sons for making the project possible, as well as organizing such a wonderful release event at the farm market in Bridgeville.
Several special folks helped us mark the occassion: From left, Tom Smith, Matt Smith, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, winemaker Matt Cimino, Charlie Smith, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, State Rep. Dave Wilson and Jack Tarburton, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. (Photo by DE Dept. of Ag)
Please contact the winery for more information on availability and regional sales.