Epcot International Food and Wine Festival invited our small boutique winery to participate in the 2014 festival. Everyone that knows us and our family winery, understands that we takes enormous pride in handcrafting small batches Massachusetts apple ice wine. Yet despite our small size, we caught the attention of Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center and accepted the invitation to participate and proudly share center stage with big boy industry wineries like Robert Mondavi and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.

Sharing Epcot’s Elite Wine List with Industry Leaders

With The American Adventure as our backdrop, The Block & Hans Pavilion at Epcot sold Still River Winery’s apple ice wine by the glass to packed crowds. It was quite a moment for Still River Winery to be standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s largest wineries!

Sharing the elite wine list with Still River Winery was:  Mondavi Winery [purchased by Constellation Brands in 2004 for $1 billion], Great American Wines [owned by Rosenblum Cellars, which is part of Diageo, the largest liquor company in the world], and Domaine Chandon [a subsidiary of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy]. There at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, with an audience of about 200,000 weekly festival visitors, Still River Winery was an equal with some of the biggest players in the wine industry.

Still River Winery Hosted Popular Wine Seminars ay Epcot

During the festival, Wade and Margot gave a series of wine seminars, educating visitors on the process of making Apfel Eis, their Massachusetts Apple Ice Wine. Lecture rooms were filled with eager listeners and those wanting to sample the signature cocktails we custom created for this event. These specialty drinks included Apple Ice Wine Spritzer (made by marinating fruit in Apfel Eis and combining that fruit with more wine & lemon seltzer) and a Caramel Apple Cocktail (Apfel Eis with caramel vodka, served in a glass rimmed with brown sugar).

Epcot Applause Reinforced our Passion for Making Massachusetts Apple Ice Wine

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival was a great experience for Still River Winery. We throughly enjoyed the recognition we received, and were delighted by the uproarious applause that followed our talks. We also took pride in accommodating the many festival visitors that approached us to sign bottles of our apple ice wine. We look forward to participating in the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival again!