vegan · gluten free · non GMO
Concord grapes are deep purple grapes with intense grapey flavor, so easy to get addicted to this flavor. As a water and soda flavor Grape Shrub holds up, naturally. Salad dressing all by itself, you bet. We drink little nips for intense brain altering flavor and for a very powerful anti-oxidant complex. Try it in gin fizz, so surprising.
Sooooo, these grapes are are filled with a bevy of poly-phenols that if extracted properly have strong impact on heart, DNA, and circulatory health. One category, resveratrol, have been well research and tested for heart muscle health strengthening and maybe even better known for its ability to keep arteries and veins flexible. There is also a long list of complex phenol acids that are known to bolster overall immunity.
Concord grapes come to the Finger Lakes from, you guessed it Concord, Massachusetts. First selected from wild grown fox grapes in 1837 the grapes made their way to New York only 20 years later. Several juice companies still in existence today built their fortunes around this grape. So hardy they are, you can find them escaped in the wild growing and covering acres if left to their own devices. More concord grapes are grown in western NY and The Finger lakes than anywhere else in the world.
We extract the flavor and juices from fruit harvested here in the Finger Lakes region whenever possible. If off-season or not native to the Finger Lakes, only the highest quality fruits are used. This helps produce the vibrant color and flavor of our small-batch shrub. There are no flavor enhancers, preservatives, or colorants. Ever! Taste the Finger Lakes Harvest difference!