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3rd Annual Sunset Blush Release Party Planned

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Cherry Republic will mark the official start of summer with the 3rd annual product release of our Sunset Blush 100% Montmorency Cherry Wine on Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21. 

‘It’s Sunset Somewhere’ will be celebrated at all six of Cherry Republic’s retail stores in Glen Arbor*, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Ann Arbor, Frankenmuth and Holland. Fun summer giveaways and drink recipes will highlight this free event.

Sunset Blush was introduced in 2018 and was our first offering crafted from 100% Montmorency cherries. Light and sweet, it pairs well with a variety of cheeses and chocolate. It’s also ideal for mixing with bubbly water and fresh fruit for a refreshing summer cocktail. When released three years ago, the wine’s huge popularity caused it to sell out within weeks of its release, according to Cherry Republic Product Manager Todd Gyulveszi.

“When we first discussed creating this product, we were a bit unsure about how it would turn out due to the basic nature of the montmorency cherry being so light fleshed and tart,” Gyulveszi explains. “But it turned out to be beautiful in both color and delicious in taste, and it was met with overwhelming success, causing us to sell out in just six weeks. For 2020, we have upped our product volume, and dare I say, this year’s product is even tastier than last year’s vintage.” 

Sunset Blush is one of Cherry Republic’s 17 wines and ciders ranging from 100% cherry wines to grape and cherry blends, sparkling wine, port, ice wine, pinot noir, and hard cider made with apples sourced exclusively from farms on the Old Mission Peninsula.

For individual store locations and hours of operation, please visit cherryrepublic.com/locations

*The Glen Arbor location will start its festivities on Friday evening, June 19, with live music at the Cherry Public House.

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