Todd Cavallo and his wife Crystal left Brooklyn in the summer of 2016 with very little experience with agriculture. They sought to create something new: a small, biodynamic, permaculture-focused farm in the Hudson Valley. They have since planted some vines, and in the meantime have made some excellent wines and cider co-ferments from purchased grapes (organic wherever possible) from the area.
They aged a 100% Northern Spy cider on Teroldego grape must to see what happened. This is what happened. It’s bright and beautiful, with a nose of red fruit and brambles, all while maintaining the bracing acidity we love from Northern Spy apples. They reused the name of one of Todd’s old bands that never played more than a few shows. It felt appropriate for this fun experiment.