The farms of Cape Blanco Cranberries are located along the Southern Coast of Oregon, at its most westerly point. Due to the influence of the pacific Ocean, they have a mild climate that gives them an early spring and a late fall. This allows them to keep their cranberries on the vine much longer than other growing regions. Their berries are busily growing at the end of May when other regions are just beginning to bloom. Most other areas finish their harvests in mid-October while their harvest begins the end of October or early November and ends in mid-December. As a result, their berries are darker in color, sweeter, with less bitter acid than those you may be used to buying. Their cranberries are truly ripe when picked.
I chose Cape Blanco because of the quality of their cranberries but also because of the dedication of the Puhl Family. I spoke to many growers but after speaking to Mary Puhl, I knew she was the one...her passion for her family and her farms was loud and clear...even over the phone.
This year we put the cranberries into each bottle...about an inch worth...and filled the bottle with an older style Balsamic Vinegar...sweeter then our Balsamic of Modena but not quite as sweet as our Traditional. The cranberries have been infusing since July 2013! Now that we are ready for our release, Margarita and Lourdes will give each bottle a good shake and they will be ready to go!
Production - 20 cases