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About Arbor Hill Winery

Arbor Hill Winery is located in South Bristol just north of Naples, New York, at 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 vintage 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

In the early 1900’s, Anna Randall married Elmer Standish and, together, started a Naples grape-growing tradition that has spanned 4 generations. Today, John & Sherry French continue that tradition as owners of Arbor Hill, an award-winning producer of wines and gourmet food products.  Sherry’s father, John Brahm III, with a degree in Pomology from Cornell University and a successful 23-year career at Widmer Wine Cellars, started the business with the introduction of Brahm’s Wine Syrups. A year later in 1987, John and his wife, Katie, opened a farm winery to showcase the experimental grape varieties which have become the trademark of Arbor Hill. Sherry’s husband, John French, joined the family business in 2011, as they started a new venture with the opening of their restaurant, Brew & Brats. The restaurant, housed in a historic carriage barn, serves Bristol Springs brand craft beer, locally made brats, and a full complement of house wines. A visit to Arbor Hill, at the south end of Canandaigua Lake, promises to be a sensory-rich experience you will surely remember.
John and Katie Brahm

The Story of the Grape Pie

One of the area’s most popular attractions is the Famous Naples Grape Pie! The rich tradition 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!

Upcoming Events

Aug 24 6:00 pm
Bobby Henrie’s Reboppers Concert at Brew & Brats
Aug 24 6:00 pm
Party on the Patio at Simply Crepes Canandaigua
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 6 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Shakespeare & O'Brien
Sep 7 2:00 pm
Ryan's Liquor Wine Tasting
Sep 7 4:00 pm
Victor Downtown Bash
Sep 7 6:00 pm
Brad Ordway Concert at Brew & Brats
Sep 8 12:00 pm
Schutt’s Apple Mill Fall Kickoff
Sep 13 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Meyer & McGuire @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Sep 14 6:00 pm
Seein' Double Concert at Brew & Brats
Sep 20 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Diamond and Steele at Brew & brats
Sep 21 9:00 am
Arbor Hill at The Purple Painted Lady Festival
Sep 21 10:00 am
Naples Grape Festival
Sep 21 6:00 pm
Jack Jones & The Stid Hill Stompers @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Sep 22 10:00 am
Arbor Hill at The Purple Painted Lady Festival
Sep 22 10:00 am
Naples Grape Festival
Sep 27 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with The Mixx at Brew & Brats
Sep 28 6:00 pm
C & L Railroad Concert at Brew & Brats
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 11 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Mike Steinmetz
Oct 12 6:00 pm
Meyer & McGuire @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Oct 18 4:00 pm
Marketview Wine Tasting
Oct 18 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Shari, George & Josh
Oct 19 2:00 pm
Ryan's Liquor Wine Tasting
Oct 19 6:00 pm
Peg & The Fiddler Concert at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Oct 25 4:00 pm
Lisa's Liquor Barn Tasting
Oct 25 6:00 pm
Hosted Open Mic with Men Behaving Badly @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Oct 25 6:00 pm
Spooktacular Victor
Oct 26 6:00 pm
Jack Jones & The Stid Hill Stompers @ Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill
Nov 1 4:00 pm
Bombace Wine Tasting
Nov 15 4:00 pm
Lisa's Liquor Barn Tasting
Nov 16 2:00 pm
Ryan's Liquor Wine Tasting
Nov 23 1:00 pm
Marketview Wine Tasting
Nov 24 12:00 pm
Ryan's Liquor Wine Tasting
Dec 6 6:00 pm
Victor Jingle Mingle
Dec 12 4:00 pm
Marketview Wine Tasting
Dec 19 4:00 pm
Lisa's Liquor Barn Tasting
Dec 21 1:00 pm
Ryan's Liquor Wine Tasting
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