Red Scare

This is a unique wine. A multiberry melomel comprised of blueberry, blackberry, elderberry, and honey wines in proportions to provide balance, structure, and long-deep flavors.  The original batches were made entirely from fruit and honey from our wine maker, Ken Hardcastle’s property and this year that has been expanded to include our partner Chuck Lawrence’s blackberries, and elderberries from John and Ollie who live in nearby Meredith, and our award wining three-honey wine.
Wild Blueberries, Wild Blackberries, and Wild Elderberries, Hermit Woods Winery

Wild Blueberries, Wild Blackberries, and Wild Elderberries, Hermit Woods Winery

All the fruit and honey used in this wine was picked and processed by hand with focused attention to obtain the best flavors. For added tannins, a tea made from Staghorn Sumac flower cones from Ken’s backyard is infused with the wine. This intense, off dry wine holds up well with many foods and is very enjoyable on its own.  I enjoy it most slightly chilled.  It can be consumed now but will age very well … my first batch from 2008 is still getting better.  This is named for my son’s ultimate frisbee team and the intense red color of the wine and…  - enjoy.
collecting extracting Honey at Hermit Woods Winery

Extracting Honey

Please visit our 2012 Releases page for a complete list and brief description of all our wines:2012 Releases