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Business Spotlight: The Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery

The Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery is made possible by three generations of the Wiedenheft family, and they all have the same name: John H. Wiedenheft, John III, John IV & John V work hard bringing you the best that apples have to offer!

In 2017, fourteen years after John filled his first carboy of wine, he created Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery and brought a tasting room to 37 High Street in downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. It was an opportunity for the Wiedenhefts to share their passion with the local community in a space as carefully crafted as their wine, as well as a chance to get more family involved.

The tasting room has grown. It now offers almost a dozen varieties of apple wines and hard ciders, charcuterie boards made to order, gourmet chocolate truffles, artwork from local artists and even live entertainment. It’s a place where the Wiedenhefts continue their tradition of gathering with family and friends to share their work, and where knowledge continues to be passed from father to son.

Westerly is a unique historic and picturesque downtown space, with many fun shops and excellent places to eat and drink. Westerly has a strong business community that works together to support and promote our community. ”Washington Trust has welcomed us as part of the community and has gone beyond our expectations in assisting us with financial opportunities to help us grow our business,” says Wiedenheft, “They know me and greet me by name. “

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