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About Arbor Hill Winery

Arbor Hill Winery is located in South Bristol just north of Naples, New York, which is located at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake in the famous Finger Lakes Region. In 1987 Arbor Hill opened in just one building. Now it sits in a complex of antique buildings (including the original), in a wonderful warm New England country setting. The Brahm family takes great pride in the fact that they produce their products on the premises. In their country complex they have several buildings; one is the retail shop, another is Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill (restaurant open Friday – Sunday only), and two barns serve as the wine cellar and the food production area.

History

This is truly a family business that goes back generations. In the early 1900’s, on John Brahm’s side of the family, Anna Randall married Elmer Standish and started a Naples grape-growing tradition. This tradition has spanned four generations. Katie Brahm’s father gave John and Katie’s farm the name “Arbor Hill.” That is where the trademark originated. John and Katie BrahmToday, John and Katie continue the traditions as owners of Arbor Hill, an award-winning producer of gourmet food products and wine. With a degree in Pomology from Cornell and a successful 23-year career at Widmer Wine Cellars, John started the gourmet food business with the Brahm’s Wine Syrups. Now, Arbor Hill offers about 53 different gourmet foods. The newest additions are the wine-based finishing sauces.
John & Katie’s daughter, Sherry, Sherry Brahm
manages the gift shop which offers the largest line of gourmet food products in the Finger Lakes Region. She is interested in continuing the business and manages the office, processes the online orders and emails and handles customer service. If you email or call with a problem, you will be directed to her.

The Story of the Grape Pie

One of the area’s most popular attractions is the Famous Naples Grape Pie! The rich tradition that began sometime in the 1960’s with Al Hodges, who commissioned Irene Bouchard to make this unique grape dessert for his historic Redwood Restaurant in Naples. Each year, during the Annual Naples Grape Festival (last weekend of September), thousands come to celebrate the harvest and sample the grape pies. Today, dozens of bakers produce more than 30,000 grape pies during just six weeks of the year.

Healthy-Purple-Grape-Pie-Topping-Filling.jpgGrape pies have continued to grow in popularity. Some people have bought the grapes in an attempt to make their own filling. Most quickly gained a deep appreciation for the amount of work required to make the grape pie filling and eventually gave up on the idea.

If you are interested in making a grape pie, but don’t want the hassle of making your own filling, you’ll want to get some Healthy Purple Topping and Filling. It is a luscious grape product that contains the natural juice pulp and skin of the grape for the highest concentration of heart-healthy compounds. This versatile product is great as an “out-of-the ordinary” topping for cheesecake or vanilla ice cream. It’s also the perfect filling for kuchens, coffee cake or any other fruit-filled desserts. And, of course, GRAPE PIES!

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Upcoming Events

Apr 19 6:00 pm
Euchre Night at Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill
Apr 20 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Baker & Chaapel at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Apr 21
Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery and Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill will be CLOSED. Happy Easter!
Apr 27 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Rick Constantino at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
May 3 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Tom Chamberlain @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
May 4 6:00 pm
Men Behaving Badly at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
May 5 1:00 pm
Tastings on the Lake - Ontario County Republicans @ Ravenwood
May 10 4:00 pm
Lisa's Liquor Barn Tasting
May 11 1:00 pm
Marketview Wine Tasting
May 11 6:00 pm
Crosseyed Cat Band @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
May 18 4:30 pm
Savor the Flavor - Bloomfield Rotary
May 18 6:00 pm
Peg & The Fiddler Concert @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
May 19 4:00 pm
Vintage Rails Wine Tasting @ R&GV Railroad Museum
May 24 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Jack Jones @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
May 25 6:00 pm
Paulsen, Baker & Chaapel @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jun 1 6:00 pm
Meyer & McGuire @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jun 7 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Men Behaving Badly @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jun 8 6:00 pm
Rock-It-Science @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jun 10 6:00 pm
Roses & Rosé @ Sonnenberg
Jun 21 4:00 pm
Bombace Wine Tasting
Jun 22 6:00 pm
Doubleshot Band @Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jun 28 4:00 pm
Marketview Wine Tasting
Jun 29 6:00 pm
Paulsen, Baker & Chaapel @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jul 5 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Meyer & McGuire @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jul 6 6:00 pm
Jack Jones & the Stid Hill Stompers @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jul 11 4:00 pm
Lisa's Liquor Barn Tasting
Jul 13 6:00 pm
Men Behaving Badly @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jul 20 6:00 pm
Rock-It-Science @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jul 27 10:00 am
Canandaigua Lakefront Art Show Wine and Beer Garden
Jul 27 6:00 pm
Paulsen, Baker & Chaapel @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Jul 28 10:00 am
Canandaigua Lakefront Art Show Wine and Beer Garden
Aug 2 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Mike Joseph @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Aug 3 6:00 pm
Meyer & McGuire @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Aug 10 6:00 pm
Amanda Ashley @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Aug 15 4:00 pm
Marketview Wine Tasting
Aug 17 6:00 pm
Big Blue House @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Aug 30 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Men Behaving Badly @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Aug 31 6:00 pm
Paulsen, Baker & Chaapel @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Sep 13 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Meyer & McGuire @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Sep 21 6:00 pm
Jack Jones & The Stid Hill Stompers @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Oct 4 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Rick Constantino @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Oct 5 6:00 pm
Crosseyed Cat Band @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Oct 12 6:00 pm
Meyer & McGuire @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
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