Tapped Apple IN THE NEWS
2021 TRIPSAVVY EDITORS CHOICE AWARD
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...
TripSavvy Editors CHOICE
By: Stephen Jermanok
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.
WHAT'S UP RHODE ISLAND
By: Frank Prosnitz
TAPPED APPLE SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
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...
HILL, POND, AND PRESERVE
By: Elizabeth McCabe
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.”...
SO RHODE ISLAND
By: Robert Isenberg
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
TAPPED APPLE Now Offering 4 More Ciders and seasonal apple pie wine
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...
HILL, POND, AND PRESERVE
By: John Wiedenheft III
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
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! ...
SOUTH COUNTY LIFE MAGAZINE
By: Brooke Constance White