Spring gate's wine slushies - the legeND
Everyone seems to love a wine slushy when it gets hot-- or warm, or for some, when it is cold and there is snow on the ground! So, Spring Gate serves wine slushies year round. We always have them available at our "Champagne Bar", and in the Brewery, and on those special days we open the "Slushy Shack". Our more classy staff call it a "cottage", but we all know what it really is.
If the B52's were still composing. They'd have a song for it.
We have lots of flavors, some we have borrowed from our friends at Three Brothers in NY, and others we have created ourselves. A few are even based exclusively on our wines, such as RénovéSM.
And, on select days, we even have non-alcoholic ones for family days like St. Patrick's Family Sunday.
Has anyone in central Pennsylvania not seen the cup? We love that cup for a couple of reasons. One is that it gives sufficient insulation to keep slushies cold from warm weather and warm hands. The other is that it is part of our "Eco Refill" goals. We want people to bring it like a growler to Spring Gate and refill it so that we don't have anything to throw away. We've organized various discounts and strategies to encourage you to bring this cup back to Spring Gate when you come visit.
What don't we love about the cup? Buying 5,000 at a time for starters, and then storing them.
Everyone loves the slushy shack, but it is hardly optimal; it reminds us of the car we had in college - functional but not optimal!
As many of you know, the shack barely survives the peak blasts of Summer heat, and we've talked to the township, so far fruitlessly, on building a "Slush Palace" -- no joy there yet.
But, in June, we hope to have Slush Shack 2, the sequel. Bigger, better, and filled with non-CGI action. Add free popcorn, and this may be your best theater experience of the summer! We hope so.
[How many people remember when the Slush machine was behind the horse stall door? I'll bet only a few of you do!]