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ms411
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Why haven't you Crucians told us about the wine made on STX???? I went to the Rasta Ag Fair here on STT yesterday, and bought a bottle of Starfruit Carambola Wine, because I love starfruit. Boy, was it good! It was made by RA's Sonrise & Daughter.

It's nice to see something different, and their 5 oz bottles make nice gifts or souvenirs. She also had other flavors, but I was intrigued by the starfruit, because I hadn't seen that before. Sorrel Wine, yes. I'd have to look at the picture I took to see what other flavors she had.

Am tempted to go back today just to get more!

I also bought Seagrape Honey Wine made on STT. Haven't tried that one yet.

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Topic starter Posted : January 15, 2012 5:21 pm
Linda J
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Shhh. It's a secret.

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Posted : January 15, 2012 5:38 pm
ms411
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And keeping it a secret really helps the STX economy.

BTW, I didn't care for the Seagrape Wine. It had too many cloves or some spice that overpowered the taste of the sea grape (which I also like). But at least it wasn't as sweet as some of the Ethopian honey wines I've tried.

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Topic starter Posted : January 15, 2012 6:58 pm
Linda J
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These are "homemade" wines produced in very small batches by Sonrise & Daughter and others here on STX. I don't think they have the production capacity to make much of a difference in marketplace. I usually see them at STX festivals and other events and, of course, the ag fair.

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Posted : January 15, 2012 7:23 pm
ms411
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Every bottle sold makes a difference to them (and to any other small business). I will definitely look for their products the next time I'm on STX, and may ask people who go to STX to bring some back for me. I'm so glad they came to the Ag Fair this year. I don't remember seeing them in previous years.

I may finally make it to the STX Ag Fair this year. Sometimes a tangible product like this is all I need as an incentive to book a trip somewhere!

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Topic starter Posted : January 15, 2012 8:06 pm
robbySTX
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Do Sonrise and Daughter sell out of anyplaces on STX besides the Ag Fair?
Thanks!!

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Posted : January 16, 2012 10:10 am
jbatl
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I have seen local honey wine at Artfarm.

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Posted : January 16, 2012 4:43 pm
ms411
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Where is Artfarm and when is it open? Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2012 5:14 pm
jbatl
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Artfarm is on South Shore Road. If you're heading west, go past the Boy Scout Camp and look for them on the left. I believe they are open on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons (might have that backwards) and maybe one other day now that we are in season.

Here is their Facebook ...

http://www.facebook.com/ARTfarmLLC

They also have a billboard across the street from Cheeseburgers that may have their number.

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Posted : January 17, 2012 2:33 am
stxsomeday
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I just found Sonrise & Daughter's Farm Stand! I bought a bottle of the starfruit wine along with banana citrus jam and assorted other vegetables and baked goods (which my family loved!). They make/grow all of the products they sell. They are located near the intersection of the end of Midland and the road that goes to Carambola Golf, in front of a yellow container/trailer. Also, their phone # is 332-0039. Highly recommend!

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Posted : January 27, 2012 5:54 pm
ms411
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Thanks for telling me where to find them and for posting their phone number. I'm going to call them to reserve some wine for the Ag Fair since I might not get there until Sun on the boat.

Did your family like the wine, too, or mostly the baked goods?

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Topic starter Posted : January 27, 2012 6:09 pm
stxsomeday
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Haven't tried the wine yet-- I'll let you know.

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Posted : January 27, 2012 7:07 pm
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