Erik Longabardi from Ancestral Flora will talk about making ciders on Long Island and demonstrate the basics of making honey wines using native plants that highlight the unique biodiversity of Long Island. By foraging in historic parks, researching old estate grounds, coastal shorelines, looking for important fruit trees on Long Island, NY, Erik has uncovered a significant historical past that he is using to create a terroir based solely on specific Long Island sites. With wine being so prevalent on Long Island, Ancestral Flora intends to use Long Island as a platform for the cider it was once so famous for.
This talk will feature tastes of ciders and honey wines from specific sites attributed to the terroir of Long Island. $15 for talk and taste + learning the basics of natural wine making. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
More about Ancestral Flora...
Ancestral Flora makes site-specific ciders and honey wines that highlight Long Island’s diverse terroir. Long island has a unique biodiversity and longstanding history of cider making, with two different moraines; the Harbor Hill and Ronkonkoma moraine. Each drink is reflective of its surrounding environment and its relation to the past. Through harvesting by hand, thoughtful foraging techniques, traditional methods of fermentation and minimal intervention in the cellar, Ancestral Flora creates unique ciders and honey wines from trees and plants through intense land and historical research.