NOVEMBER 10-19, 2017

Cider Week features these regional farm-made and craft ciders.

Ablemarle ciderworks

Albemarle Ciderworks

North Garden, VA

www.albemarleciderworks.com

Albemarle Ciderworks is a family-run Cidery and Tasting Room that produces hard cider from heritage varieties of apples that can thrive in Albemarle County, Virginia.

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Big Fish Cider

Monterey, VA

www.bigfishcider.com/

A micro cidery in Moneterey, VA making cider with traditional apples, traditional techniques and a completely new flavor.

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blue bee cider

Blue Bee Cider

Richmond, VA

www.bluebeecider.com

Virginia’s first urban cidery, Blue Bee Cider is located in the heart of downtown Richmond’s Old Manchester district at the fall line of the James River. Our ciders are made with rare and heirloom variety Virginia apples that are prized for their tannin, acidity and flavor. At Blue Bee Cider, we aim to create balanced ciders true to their Virginia roots from a culinary perspective and true to the fruit from a cidermaking one. Each apple variety ferments differently, creating its own flavors which vary year to year depending on weather conditions. One of Virginia’s native bees, osmia lignaria, or the Blue Orchard Bee, provided the inspiration for our cidery’s name. These hardworking bees are solitary and wild, emerging early in the cool spring just in time to pollinate apple blossoms.

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Bold Rock Cider

Nellysford, VA

www.boldrock.com

Bold Rock Cidery crushes Virginia apples at their farm cidery along Rt. 151 at Wintergreen beneath the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Tours, tastings and hard cider to go. Come drink in the scenery! Bold Rock six-packs are available at our cidery and a wide variety of stores and pubs/restaurants throughout most of Virginia and our Crimson Ridge premium hard cider in 750ml bottles will be coming out soon.

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Buskey

Richmond, VA

www.buskeycider.com/age

Located in an architecturally-unique, old Richmond train car loading building in Scott’s Addition, We have sought to marry the old Richmond industrial charm to sleek modern/minimalist design while focusing on up-cycling and reclaiming.

Come visit us to learn about cider, sample small release batches, or mingle and have a few pints with friends. The smell of fermenting apples and learning more about how it’s all done, while enjoying a refreshing cider, of course, is pretty hard to beat!

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Castle Hill Cider

Keswick, VA

www.castlehillcider.com

The famous ‘Albemarle Pippin’ first came to Albemarle County in a planting at Castle Hill, home of Thomas Walker, guardian and mentor to Thomas Jefferson. Albemarle Pippins and twenty-seven other varieties are now raised in accordance with the organic standard at Castle Hill Cider, which occupies a beautiful 600 acre portion of the original Castle Hill estate. CHC uniquely combines modern and ancient techniques, and creates the world’s only cider that is fermented, and matured, in buried earthen amphorae or kvevri.

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Courthouse Creek

Maidens, VA

courthousecreek.com/

Courthouse Creek Cider is the vision of a family sharing common goals and values, coming together to produce heartfully crafted, Virginia cider.We follow a natural method of cider making, also referred to as a rustic style. We use minimal preservatives (if any at all), barrel ferment and/or age all of our ciders, currently bottle condition them all, and do not fine or filter. We find this approach adds nuances and a layering of flavor that cannot be achieved any other way. We embrace the funk! We are also dedicated to growing heirloom cider apples with minimal intervention; we strive to let the red clay of Goochland, Virginia and the soothing winds of the James River do most of the work for us. Currently, we have four acres of trees planted with a variety of American, English, and French cider apple trees. We see ourselves as more than growers, but stewards of the land and valuable members of our community. For us, the term terroir means more than just the nature of the land; it necessarily includes the entire sense of a place. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the farm tasting through our delicious, rustic cider paired with small, prepared bites. We look forward to seeing you on the farm!

Coyote Hole Ciderworks

Mineral, VA

www.coyotehole.com/

Located in the town of Mineral, a town rich in mining history. A Coyote Hole is a small blast hole used in mining operations looking similar to the holes that coyotes use as their dens. Coyote Hole Ciderworks’ mission is to make premium, naturally gluten free hard cider from 100% Virginia apples sourced from some of the finest orchards in Virginia serving the Lake Anna community and beyond.

 

 

Foggy Ridge Cider

Dugspur, VA

www.foggyridgecider.com

Foggy Ridge Cider reinvents cider tradition in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. English cider apples like Tremlett’s Bitter and Dabinett, along with American cider heirlooms such as Ashmead’s Kernel, Hewe’s Crabapple and Roxbury Russet, contribute complex flavors to Foggy Ridge Cider’s four hard cider blends plus two apple ports. Foggy Ridge Cider’s blends are crafted from real cider apples—chosen for tannin, acid and layered flavors—fermented in stainless, tank aged and blended carefully before bottling. This clean, elegant cider has been recognized in the NY Time, Saveur, Bon Appetit and Imbibe magazines as a top drawer craft cider. The cidery tasting room is open weekends, and Foggy Ridge Cider is sold throughout the southeast and in New York.

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old hill hard cider

Old Hill Cider

Timberville, VA

www.oldhillcider.com

Old Hill Cider is located on one of the oldest orchards in the Shenandoah Valley-Showalter’s Orchard. Sarah and Shannon’s family has been growing apples on their Old Hill for over 50 years. The Showalter’s are working to revive an American Tradition…crafting cider in a way that the Colonial Cidermakers of early America would be proud to drink and to serve.

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potters craft cider

Potter’s Craft Cider

Free Union, VA

potterscraftcider.com

Potter’s Craft Cider is a revival of authentic American farmhouse cider. It is made using nothing but high-quality traditional cider apples, including Virginia Winesap and Albemarle Pippin. Our apples are grown locally in family-run orchards from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Potter’s Craft Cider is available on draft and in bottles in Central Virginia and surrounding areas.

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