Arbor Hill "Throws the Switch" for GREEN Solar Power
On Saturday March 16th at 12:00 noon, Arbor Hill Grapery &
Winery in Bristol Springs (Naples NY) will commence the process
of powering its Brew & Brats restaurant with 40 solar panels.
When the system is producing more energy than is being used at
Brew & Brats there is an automatic system that sends the extra
power to our neighbors via the RG&E power grid.
In addition to the powering up of the system, John Brahm
Co-Owner & Winemaster at Arbor Hill will share some enlightening
solar power information – it’s guaranteed to spark your
Come join us at 12:00 noon and watch us literally “Throw the
Switch” to GREEN solar power. The event will feature
complimentary Arbor Hill Sparkling Wine and Juices with Brats,
and yes the Brats will have been cooked with Solar Power.
With it being St. Patrick’s Day weekend we only felt it was
appropriate to also feature an Irish meal called “Bangers and
Mash” and celebrate with live music by “The Textured Wino’s”
(Sat. 6-9pm) Come celebrate with us!
Solar System at Arbor Hill in Bristol Springs
moved its operations, from Florida to Geneva New York; this
winter to take advantage of the state solar incentives says Ryan
B. Wallace, Managing Partner of QwikSolar Power Systems.
He states that on the commercial side -- Qwiksolar power
systems provide guaranteed, reliable and low cost energy for
businesses to lower operating costs up to $5200 a year. That's
$162,000 over the next 20 years.
It is Low cost energy -- Due to dramatic reductions in the
cost of solar equipment and strong incentives in New York, the
energy produced by solar power will only cost you $0.05 per kWh,
guaranteed for the next 25 years.
These solar panels will Stabilize the Overhead -- Electrical
costs are projected to increase dramatically over the next 20
years. When energy is generated by solar, the cost never
What? No Capital Cost to get started -- for qualified
rooftops, QwikSolar power systems require capital investment for
installation. We carry all the incentives and tax credits, and
all you pay is a small monthly payment--usually 1/2 of the
electrical savings from your solar array.
What John Brahm III, president of Arbor Hill & Brew &
- I’m amazed at the adaptability and simplicity that allow
this highly sophisticated solar system to operate on our 150
year old barn. Truly an impressive way to utilize the assets of
yesterday with modern technology.
- I like the idea of having a certain amount of energy
independence and feeling we are doing our part in relieving
our countries dependency on foreign fuel sources.
- I also like the idea that when there is a power outage on
the main grid – my solar power will maintain power for
refrigeration, protecting Arbor Hill Wine, Bristol Springs Beer
and our perishable food products.
- And last but not least is the cost savings our business
will enjoy over the next several years. This will help us
control our costs and remain more competitive in the
To find out more contact Ryan at QwikSolar, North Genesee
Street, Geneva, NY 14456, Office: 1.800.261.461, Direct:
www.qwiksolar.com, Skype: solarwallace
South Bristol Photographers Receive Wine Awards
A photography contest which featured the best seasonal
photographs in South Bristol will benefit the Town of South
Bristol’s 175th anniversary celebrations in 2013. The winners
(left to right) Den Linnehan "South Bristol in Winter", Rica
Asaban “South Bristol in Fall”, Marguerite Buckman “South
Bristol in Summer” and John Holtz “South Bristol in Spring” are
shown receiving (their prize) cases of wine with special labels
featuring their award winning photos.
These wines and their
special labels are donated by Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery of
Bristol Springs, Naples NY. Arbor Hill has agreed to make these
wines (with special labels) available to everyone for the
holiday season. The South Bristol Historical Society will
receive 10% of the sale of these wines to help fund the events
and activities for the towns 175th anniversary.
The commemorative wine is available as a four bottle (one
wine for each season) selection. Visit Arbor Hill in Bristol
Springs to place your order or call 585-374-2870 or click on
South Bristol Commemorative Wine Selection.
AT NYWCC’S GOLDEN NOSE COMPETITION
Consumer-judged competition awards 192 medals to
Finger Lakes Wines
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (June 9, 2011) –Thirsty Owl Wine Company
2010 Riesling won the “Finger Lakes Riesling Champion” trophy at
the 2011 Golden Nose competition, held June 4 at the New York
Wine & Culinary Center. This is the second consecutive year
Thirsty Owl has taken the top prize. Its 2008 Riesling won the
Riesling Champion award at the 2010 Golden Nose event. Golden
Nose is a one-of-a-kind competition that allows consumers to
award the best wines from the Finger Lakes region. Consumer
judges spent one day learning techniques of wine judging from
local wine professionals, and then awarded medals during a
The Riesling Champion trophy, a lead crystal wine glass made
by Riedel, recognized the best Finger Lakes Riesling among the
59 entered. 214 wines representing over 20 varieties and hailing
from 34 Finger Lakes wineries were entered in this year’s Golden
Nose. Twelve Double Gold, 19 Gold, 92 Silver, and 69 Bronze
medals were awarded.
The awards were based on blind tastings by 22 consumer judges
who were assisted by eight Finger Lakes wine industry
professionals. Panels of four to five judges determined the
initial awards, and “Best of Class” designations were awarded to
wines rated as the finest in various areas. Double Gold medals
indicate a unanimous vote among a panel's judges, whereas Gold
medals require a majority vote.
This was Arbor Hill’s first year to enter this
competition and they won two Silver Medals -- Iona and Classic
2011 New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition Results
Arbor Hill brings home three silver medals and four bronze
medals from the 2011 New York State Fair Commercial Wine
Competition. Here are the winners: Semi-Sweet Riesling – Silver,
Rhine Street White – Silver, Griesa Hill Iona – Silver, Mrs.
Brahm’s Very Cranberry – Bronze, Mrs. Brahm’s Very Blueberry –
Bronze, Mrs. Brahm’s Raspberry Kiwi – Bronze and Rhine Street
Red – Bronze. Come by Arbor Hill and taste these and other award
winning wines or order online at www.TheGrapery.com.
Arbor Hill's Rhine Street White Wins a Double-Gold at the
April 2, 2011
New York wines topped 500 medals in this week's fabulous
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) held in
Rochester as a fund-raiser for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
The FLIWC's numbers are impressive: 3279 entries from 788
wineries representing all 50 states, 6 Canadian provinces, and
19 countries, with 60 judges from 15 countries. 110 New York
wineries entered, the largest number of any competition in the
country. New York's take included a Best of Show Riesling, 13
other Double Golds, 36 Golds, 196 Silvers, and 255 Bronze
Arbor Hill's medals include: Rhine Street
White - Double Gold, Greisa Hill Iona - Gold, Noir - Silver,
Rhine Street Red - Bronze, Mrs. Brahms Raspberry Kiwi - Bronze,
Mrs. Brahms Blueberry - Bronze and Ambrosia - Bronze.
Consumer Wine Awards for Arbor Hill from California - Three
Silver and a Bronze
March 19, 2011
The mission of this competition is to explore and introduce
new ways to understand, embrace, engage and cultivate all wine
consumers, to create a more sustainable and healthy wine
industry. The goal is to provide consumers relevant wine
recommendations from other consumers who share similar
affinities and passions.
This is the second year for the Consumer Wine Awards at Lodi,
and the fifth year of a series of tasting events designed to
refine and improve the consumer wine evaluation process.
Executed by Diversity Wine Awards LLC, in partnership with the
Lodi Tokay Rotary Club, proceeds from the event are used by the
Rotary to local and international service projects.
The Consumer Wine Awards at Lodi recognizes and celebrates
the fact that every person has unique physiological and sensory
differences that profoundly affect wine and food preferences.
The judges assessing each category of wine will be the very
consumers who are most inclined to buy and enjoy the wines of
Arbor Hill's medals include: Vergennes
- Silver, Greisa Hill Iona Rose' - Silver, Ambrosia - Silver &
Classic Traminette – Bronze