Cider in Virginia

  • Foggy Ridge Cider

    apples

    Blue Bee Cider

    Albemarle Ciderworks

    Castle Hill Cidery bottles

    Tasting at Blue Bee

    Castle Hill Cidery

    Pouring at Castle Hill

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  • WHAT IS CIDER?

    Cider is fermented apple juice just as wine is fermented grape juice. The best cider, just like the best wine, is carefully crafted from fruit chosen for cider making. That brown stuff you buy in the grocery store juice section is just that, apple juice. In colonial America, fermented cider was the drink of choice. Thomas Jefferson’s champagne-like cider, made with Hewe’s Crabapples, was his “table drink”. Throughout the 19th century, growing apples and crafting cider from cider apples was an integral part of every community. Many Virginia cidermakers now aim to revive the cider tradition by growing, or encouraging others to grow cider apples, and by crafting fine cider.

     

     

     

    Celebrating a Virginia tradition of creating hard cider.

    Cider Week is November 14-23, 2014.

    Cider Week will be celebrating and spreading the word on Virginia's best handcrafted hard cider.

     

     
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    Virginia's Cider Makers

     

    Ablemarle Ciderworks

    Albemarle Ciderworks

    Garden, VA

     
    Blue Bee Cider

    Blue Bee Cider

    Richmond, VA

     
    bold rock hard cider

    Bold Rock Cider

    Nellysford, VA

     
    Castle Hill Cider

    Castle Hill Cider

    Keswick, VA

     
     
    foggy ridge cider

    Foggy Ridge Cider

    Dugspur, VA

     
    old hill hard cider

    Old Hill Cider

    Timberville, VA

     
    Winchester Cider Works

    Winchester Ciderworks

    Middletown, VA