Nothing feels more like fall than going to an apple orchard. Early last month, my roommate and I went to Beak & Skiff in LaFayette, N.Y. for a couple hours. We didn’t have enough time to do apple picking, so we just did the tasting. This was good enough for me because I had never done a tasting before and being a huge fan of its 1911 hard cider, I couldn’t say no to taking a trip out there.
The tasting room was beautiful with it’s barn-like design and lights hanging from the ceiling. The tasting was only $3 and you were given the option of sampling five of the different kinds of cider or wine and two of the vodka selections.
I‘m not the most picky when it comes to dry or sweet wine/cider so I enjoyed everything. But loving sweet the most, I ended up buying a glass of the Sweet Apple after the tasting (but also because it had the lowest alcohol percentage and my car isn’t going to drive itself).
Afterwards, we walked around to the different buildings and bought apple fritters, which were so delicious considering the only place I’ve bought them before was Dunkin Donuts. It was a beautiful day, so we sat on a nearby rock and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Beak & Skiff has an amazing view of Central New York from where it’s located on top of a hill.
We each left that day with a bottle in our hands and I also bought a 1911 glass in remembrance of my first tasting. It was a tough decision, but I went with the Rose, which was the second sweetest hard cider available. You can see the different kinds of wine, hard cider and vodka below!
Author: Lauren Taylar
Lauren Taylar is a digital marketer and blogger. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations. When she’s not volunteering her time with Make-A-Wish, you can find her reading a travel magazine and sipping a glass of hard cider or wine.