Tapped Apple IN THE NEWS

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2021 TRIPSAVVY EDITORS CHOICE AWARD

November 2021

John Wiedenheft had a passion for winemaking in his cellar, yet was tired of shipping grapes from California to Westerly, Rhode Island. So he set his focus on the bumper crop of local apples and the next thing you know...

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TripSavvy Editors CHOICE

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"Hope: An Alternate Reality" at Tapped Apple

September 17, 2020

WESTERLY — Local photographers Nan Young and Larry Davidson will exhibit recent work at the Tapped Apple in Downtown Westerly at a show called "HOPE: An Alternate Reality."...

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The Sun

By: Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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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.

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WHAT'S UP RHODE ISLAND

By: Frank Prosnitz

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TAPPED APPLE SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

September 2019

Looking for a new wine tasting experience? Or do you enjoy hard cider? Then relax and rejuvenate at Tapped Apple Winery and Cidery. Located at 37 High Street in Westerly, this local gem opened its doors in 2016...

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HILL, POND, AND PRESERVE

By: Elizabeth McCabe

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"THE WAVELENGTH"
PODCAST

November 2021

The founder John Wiedenheft III meets with Helena Tafuri,The Wavelength ,to discuss the inspiration behind the Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery. Tune into this podcast to hear about this family's passion for making apples into Wine. 

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The Wavelength

By: Helena Tafuri

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TAPPED APPLE CIDERY AND WINERY

September 2, 2020

A local family owned and operated winery in Westerly is making apple wine and Meaghan took a visit to see what it’s like over at the Tapped Apple Cidery and Winery...

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10 WJAR

By: STUDIO10

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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.”...

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SO RHODE ISLAND

By: Robert Isenberg

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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.’”...

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The Day

By: Ann Baldelli

Tapped Apple 2020 Story Update

TAPPED APPLE Now Offering 4 More Ciders and seasonal apple pie wine

October 2020

A lot has transpired in the last year, and there have been many changes at the Tapped Apple Winery and Cidery!

Although we have always had "Cidery" in our name and our "First Bite" Cider has been available for the past two years (on tap), during the time of COVID we focused on increasing our cider line and making our cider available in cans...

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HILL, POND, AND PRESERVE

By: John Wiedenheft III

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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...

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WESTERLY LIFE

By: Emily Grace Le May

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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! ...

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SOUTH COUNTY LIFE MAGAZINE

By: Brooke Constance White

OUR PROCESS

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