Tapped Apple IN THE NEWS

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TAPPING INTO TAPPED APPLE

January 25, 2020

Tapped Apple Winery has been in the works for the last few years and opened its doors a couple of years ago, but the owners’ passion for wine and their winemaking process goes back even further than that. It began around 2004, with John H Wiedenheft III, his son John IV, and John’s friend Adam Mercer (sometimes referred to as John 4.5) started looking to create something for themselves to enjoy while sitting at home by the fireplace...

By: Emily Grace Le May

WESTERLY LIFE

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South County Uncorked: A look at the vineyards that will help you savor the fall season

September 26, 2019

Most people probably don’t know this, but South County is lucky enough to have five wineries. Yes, FIVE! So whether you’re looking for a place to sip on some wine in the quiet backwoods of West Kingston or you want to have a couples’ night out in downtown Westerly, there’s a winery for every mood and palate. Don’t take our word for it...visit them yourself! ...

By: Brooke Constance White

SOUTH COUNTY LIFE MAGAZINE

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A CONVERSATION WITH TAPPED APPLE WINERY

December 12, 2019

Tucked away in the middle of Westerly’s downtown is the Tapped Apple Winery & Cidery, where for the last couple of years has been commercially producing wines made of perhaps New England’s most popular fruit – wine. It’s a little gem, and well worth a visit.

By: Frank Prosnitz

WHAT'S UP RHODE ISLAND

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TAPPING INTO A NEW MARKET

April 21, 2019

Westerly — It’s a routine question at the Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery.

“People will ask, ‘Where do you get your grapes,’” said John Wiedenheft IV, Tapped Apple’s chief operating officer. “And we tell them, ‘It’s apples, not grapes,’ and they always say, ‘Well, it tastes like a grape wine.’”...

By: Ann Baldelli

The Day

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Raise A Glass

November 1, 2019

Recently, a married couple came into Tapped Apple for the first time. They found a handsome tasting room, recently doubled in size. They saw the sparkling silver fermentation tanks. The husband tried a glass, but the wife hesitated. “I’m not going to like it,” she said. But co-owner John Wiedenheft IV insisted. He offered her a glass of Watch Hill White, and the wife was startled. “That’s amazing!” she exclaimed. “I thought apples had sugar!”

“Well,” rejoined John, “so do grapes.”...

By: Robert Isenberg

SO RHODE ISLAND

OUR PROCESS

This is where the wine process starts. Our apples are picked and crushed at Sunset Orchards in Scituate, RI. 

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ADDRESS

Our Downtown Westerly Taproom

37 High Street, Westerly, RI, 02891

TEMPORARY HOURS

Friday  2PM-6PM

Saturday 2PM-6PM

Sunday 2PM-5PM

PHONE

(401) 637-4946

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are closed for a private event