Whenever this “new normal” that people have been talking about since last March begins, it’s certain that it will coincide with a new beginning for Sunnybrook Winery.
In fact, that new beginning comes with a rebranding, as owner Richard Liu and staff are officially bidding farewell to the winery name and replacing it with Ironwood Cider.
The change makes perfect sense at this time. The $4 million expansion at the south side of the building is nearly complete. That price tag includes some shiny new equipment that will be used to ferment new types of ciders.
But it’s the new ciderhouse that brings the organization a bold, new modern look that contrasts with the homey atmosphere of the original Sunnybrook barn. The central feature is a large tasting area, but there is an upper level that features a private event space, a lounge, and a room that Liu hopes to use to host podcasts. The entire space should attract more and more cider lovers once restrictions are eased.
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