Need a fun place to have a special event? Rustic Ridge Winery is a beautiful setting for parties or just chilling out and enjoying the rustic, rural and relaxing scenery. Rustic Ridge Winery is owned by Rick and Laura Bennett and has been in their family for 50 years. Wine tastings are available each day, along with local Amish cheeses and jams. Don’t care for wine, they even have juice or water. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or your own snacks to munch on. Rustic Ridge Winery is a super fun atmosphere. Check out their events to be sure to pop in to catch their live music performances. So many talented people are there so often, especially in the summer months.
It’s such a quaint little place. Everyone is so nice in a very laid back and fun environment.
You can just sit back and enjoy the views in every direction!
Care for a little pizza while you are hanging out? The Pizza Genie is just the place situated right on the property. They even have gluten free options. Ron Tippet is The Pizza Genie and does his magic inside the trailer complete with an oven that cooks at about 650-750 degrees!
Gluten free pizzas are cooked on a Copper Chef grill mat that can withstand over 900 degrees. Gluten free ingredients are kept in containers inside a small refrigerator to avoid cross contamination with the ingredients on the line. Ron even makes his own gluten free pizza dough.
There is a separate sauce and ladle as well as mozzarella for the gluten free pizzas. I decided to try the Rustic Pizza with a garlic base Roasted Chicken, Fresh Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and then topped with fresh basil. Ron grows Russian White Garlic in his own garden for the garlic base sauce in the Rustic Pizza. The gluten free Pizza Peel (the wooden handled paddle) is marked specifically for gluten free pizzas. Again, he is careful about cross contamination.
Just look at the crunch crust on this pizza! So yummy!
The Pizza Genie trailer stays put on the Rustic Ridge Winery property unless Ron has some specific events to travel to in the Cooperstown area.
There are even gluten free dessert pizzas! Now that’s the jackpot! If you would like to see where The Pizza Genie will be from April through November, feel free to get in contact Ron http://ThePizzaGenie.com Those months would be right after the snow stops to right before the next snow season begins! He’s also available to do catering.
Great job Ron! Everything was just delicious!
Until next time,