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


Aaron Burr Cider

Wurtsboro, NY

www.aaronburrcider.com

Aaron Burr Cider is produced from our small homestead farm dating to the early 1800’s. The home business, founded as The Cidery in 2008, grows only cider apples with the mission of restoring natural cider to its rightful place at the dinner table. There are compelling cultural, economic and environmental reasons for this, but above all, we could not resist the beauty surrounding cider. Art is reason enough. 

Early on we discovered an obsession with the local seedling trees (wild apples) which are descendants of America’s original cider orchards, since razed. We ferment these pippins intent on unlocking nature’s expression with no concession to popular tastes.

Angry Orchard

Walden, NY

www.angryorchard.com

Angry Orchard has been experimenting with apple varieties, ingredients and aging processes to develop hard cider recipes for more than 20 years. The team is dedicated to finding the best apples for their ciders, and to choose specific varieties based on each cider’s desired flavor profile. In addition to their year-round core styles, the new Innovation Cider House located in Walden, NY is devoted to experimental ciders and the art of barrel aging.

Awestruck Ciders

Walton, NY

www.awestruckciders.com

Creating moments of inspiration and discovery is what gets our (apple) juices flowing and our taste buds tingling. We have an unshakeable thirst for producing new tastes and are on a mission to produce flavors that leave you..well…awestruck when it comes to fantastic hard ciders.
Awestruck Hard ciders are lovingly created, by hand, in small batches. We press a variety of New York State apples to craft beautifully balanced ciders with just the right combination of aromatic and tannin-rich fruit.

Bad Seed Cider

Highland, NY

www.BadSeedHardCider.com

Forget everything you thought you knew about Cider—like how its sweet and how “small batch” is defined. We craft ciders with apples grown by us on our 6th generation family run farm in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. 

Doc’s Draft

Warwick, NY

www.wvwinery.com

Doc’s Draft Hard Ciders come in a variety of flavors, from our Original Apple to our Dry Hopped and seasonal flavors. Ranging in ABV from 5 to 6 %, Doc’s Draft has a taste to suit every preference, from dry to sweet. Doc’s Draft has a crisp, refreshing fresh from the orchard flavor with a slight carbonation, and pairs wonderfully with food from barbecue to grilled to cheese and fruit.

Hardscrabble Cider

North Salem, NY

www.HardscrabbleCiderNY.com

Hardscrabble Cider is farm-crafted at Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, a family owned and operated apple orchard located in Westchester County. Our goal is to provide our community with fresh, local, healthy food in a fun, happy atmosphere.

Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider

Staatsburg, NY

www.hudsonvalleycider.com

Produced by Elizabeth Ryan of Breezy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill, Hudson Valley Farmhouse
Cider is fresh, unfiltered, unsulphited, authentic artisan farmhouse cider. We grow over 100
varieties of apples and other fruit. What sets Breezy Hill apart is our dedication to quality
ingredients, environmental stewardship, fair labor, and support of our local economy. We are
certified in the Eco Apple program, and value the health of the environment just as much as we
value fresh, highly flavored fruit, cider and baked goods.

Joe Daddy’s Hard Cider

Castleton, NY

www.brookviewstationwinery.com/

Joe Daddy’s Hard Cider is produced by Brookview Station Winery , using fruit grown on our home farm, Goold Orchards, Castleton NY. Our cider master of over 35 years skillfully hand selects and blends the apples we use used for both fresh cider and hard cider productions. Founded in April 1910, Goold Orchards is the oldest family owned and operated apple farm in the NY Capital Region.

Kettleborough Cider House

New Paltz, NY

www.kettleboroughciderhouse.com

A small cidery born from a 4th-generation family apple orchard. Currently growing 20 varieties of hard cider apple varieties. In the process of expanding production capabilities.

Naked Flock Applewood Winery

Warwick, NY

www.Applewoodwinery.com

Naked Flock Hard Cider invites you to turn off your cell phone, relax and take a sip back in time to real Hard Cider. Made from 100% Hudson Valley apples without any added colorings, flavorings or grape spirits. Naturally gluten free. Simply naked Hard Cider.

Nine Pin Ciderworks

Albany, NY

www.ninepincider.com

Nine Pin’s process begins just outside of Albany where we work with the best local apple growers to achieve just the right blend of apples. We also use unique apples grown from see on our family farm. The apples are pressed at the orchards and we transport the juice to our cidery in the heart of Albany. At our cidery, the fresh pressed juice undergoes our signature fermenting and aging process.

Orchard Hill Cider Mill

New Hampton, NY

www.orchardhillcidernyc.com

ORCHARD HILL CIDER MILL is committed to uncompromising quality and a respect for tradition. We always use the highest-quality New York State apples in our products, never frozen concentrate, artificial coloring, or other industrial shortcuts common to the industry. We feel cider drinkers should benefit from the same revolution in quality that wine drinkers have benefited from.

Our ciders express the apples they are made from, the land those apples are grown on, and our devotion to quality. Every harvest is the culmination of over a century of family farming—so we let the apples do the talking.

Slyboro Ciderhouse Granville, NY

Granville, NY

www.slyboro.com

Slyboro Ciderhouse is an upstate cidery producing award winning sparkling, still and ice ciders from apples grown in their orchard.   Named for the centuries-old hamlet that is home to Hicks Orchard, Slyboro Ciderhouse re-introduces the lost craft of traditional American ciders. Just as grapes are transformed into wine, our ciders are fermented from our own orchard-grown apples; unlocking the full potential of the apple by creatively blending a a distinctive range of delicious, award-winning ciders. 

We at Slyboro Ciderhouse are dedicated to reclaiming cider – “true cider” – as America’s favorite drink. We invite you to explore and discover the flavors and delights of Slyboro Ciders. In any season, for special occasions, or to enrich the moment, “consider cider.”

 

 

Stone Bridge Farm

Hudson, NY

www.stonebridgecider.com

For many years, Stone Bridge Farm was a fairly large orchard and sweet cider producer in Hudson. It had gone out of production for the past few decades when Anna bought it in 2014. Its standard size trees were overgrown and choked with vines, but they nevertheless gave fruit that year, a sign of good things to come. We have since cleared several acres and started their multi-year restoration, and we have planted many traditional cider variety trees. This Fall, we explored the outer edges of our orchards and found several wild trees we’re experimenting with to one day make a truly distinctive cider of our own. We currently source most of our apples — which we press, ferment and bottle at Stone Bridge — from neighboring farms. Today we are offering The Banquet – a dry, lightly sparkling, oak-aged New World style cider. 

We are proud participants is the renaissance of American cider. 

Sundog Cider

Chatham, NY

www.sundogcider.com

Our refreshing unfiltered hard cider is hand crafted in a 100% solar powered mill in Chatham, NY. Sundog Cider is traditionally fermented from a unique blend of locally harvested Hudson Valley NY apples. 

Sundström Cider

Milan, NY

www.SundstromCider.com

Sundström Cider focuses on select wild-harvested, heirloom and cider apple varieties, as well as several species of crabapples in an effort to make vinous, age-worthy ciders that speak of the place they come from.

Founded in 2013 after 10 years of experience in the wine industry, including wine production in Oregon and Germany, Sundström Cider draws much of its influence from the wine community’s appreciation of terroir, and aims to honor the apple’s potential complexities through the journey of understanding New York’s apple terroirs.

Sundström Cider creates ciders with a minimal-intervention approach, highlighting the natural brightness offered by New York’s climate in dry ciders both naturally sparkling and still. Never filtered, never fined, fermented with a focus on natural yeasts.

Wayside Cider

Delhi, NY

www.waysidecider.com

Started in 2014, Wayside Cider is a collaboration between Alex Wilson and Irene Hussey.  Bucking the current cider trend of looking to Europe for inspiration and apple cultivars, we are focused on making modern American ciders that draw on the history and topography of the place where we live.  We pick and graft the wild and abandoned trees with the aim of preserving the past while embracing modern production methods to produce a cider unique to this region.

Yankee Folly Cidery

Woodstock, NY

www.yankeefollycidery.com

Yankee Folly Cidery is a small craft Cidery that produces a premium still, off dry, cider. It’s a still cider, brilliantly clear. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, tastes great!!