“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat…” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) and after that it’s off to the press where they become perfect to drink.

This past week both wineries have been pressing local pears for our Black Star Farms Pear Wine, Sirius Pear Dessert Wine, and Spirit of Pear Eau de Vie Brandy. The Old Mission winery processed 38 boxes of pears with all of the juice going into the Pear Eau de Vie Brandy – now being distilled at Old Mission. The Suttons Bay winery processed 20 boxes and still has another 20 to go. This juice will go into the lovely semi-sweet Black Star Farms Pear Wine.

The sweet smell of pears is abundant at both locations. The pears we’ve taken in this year are lovely – aromatic, sweet, and juicy.  One word – Yummy!P9100093