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


Aaron Burr Cider
Wurtsboro, NY
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, organically grows only cider apples with the mission of restoring unsweetened “true cider” to its rightful place at the nightly dinner table.  We were compelled by cultural preservation and for economic and environmental reasons, but above all, as artists we could not resist the beauty surrounding cider.  Art is reason enough. 

With limited fruit potential we experiment with apples from all over this historically great apple growing region. Early on we discovered an obsession with the local wild seedling trees and have concluded that these wild ancestors to America’s original orchards have superior cider qualities.  Both with cider and with perry, we ferment these pippins intent on unlocking nature’s expression with no concession to popular tastes.
Bad Seed Cider
Highland, NY
Small craft cidery producing unique ciders from fresh pressed apples grown by us on a 7th generation family farm in the Hudson River Valley.
Bellwether Hard Cider
Trumansburg, NY
Bellwether Hard Cider is owned and operated by Cheryl and Bill Barton. We started the business in 1999, inspired by travels through the cider regions of France and after years of “research and development” as home cidermakers. We started our business with the simple goals of making fine artisanal ciders and to lead the revival of a great American tradition. We started operations in an old Babcock chicken hatchery building on Route 96 in Ithaca, New York. In 2003 we built a new building on Route 89 in Trumansburg, New York, and planted an orchard of European cider varieties. At present, we produce around 10 varieties of hard ciders, ranging from very dry to semi-sweet, some with carbonation and some still.
BlackBird Cider Works
Barker, NY
BlackBird Cider Works (est. 2011), is a hard cider beverage and orchard operation located in Barker, NY, on the shore of Lake Ontario and a proud member of the Niagara Wine Trail. We specialize in ciders made from certified organic apples as well as wood aged ciders. Scott Donovan, owner of Donovan Orchards, LLC and BlackBird Cider Works is the Cider Maker and takes pride in offering a wide range of cider products. BlackBird Cider Works is truly a "cider workshop", we are innovative and enjoy producing unique and interesting ciders like our New England Style Cider and our soon to be released bourbon barrel aged cider "Buffalo Bluegrass - Kentucky Barrel Aged Cider". We typically have 8-10 different ciders available for sale in our tasting room plus several draft ciders. Our ciders have won numerous awards. Last year, BlackBird took home six medals at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. BlackBird Ciders can be found on tap or in bottles in many of the craft beer bars and bottle shops in the Rochester and Buffalo area. We are very interested in expanding our line of products into the New York City area.
Doc's Draft Hard Cider
Warwick, NY
Our story begins in the orchard.
In 1989, we purchased the orchard and began to learn how to cultivate fruit. Local apple growers and extension agents taught us the basics and contributed to our early success. Our first product, in fact our entire business, started as a result of an abundant apple crop that lead us to experiment with Hard Cider. We were soon hooked and we applied for and received our farm winery license and cider producer license in 1993. Our doors opened to the public in the fall of 1994.
Eden Ice Cider
West Charleston, VT
Boutique cidery in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Focusing on unique expressions of extraordinary apples that reflect the heritage and climate of this beautiful region. 100% Vermont ingredients, no additions, subtractions, enzymes or fining agents. Making elegant, gold-medal winning ice ciders and herb-infused aperitif ciders in limited quantities for adventurous wine drinkers, creative chefs, confident sommeliers and inspired bartenders!
Eve's Cidery
Van Etten, NY
Eve’s Cidery is a small family-run orchard and cidery located in Van Etten, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where we grow apples and ferment ciders. We believe in nature, art, good food and hard work. This belief influences the way we farm, make cider and sell our product. We hope you can taste some of it in the bottle.
Farnum Hill Ciders
Lebanon, NH
Farnum Hill Ciders/Poverty Lane Orchards is a modern version of a 19th-century orchard business, producing both fermented cider and fresh apples. The Wood family grows many varieties of strange-tasting bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples both for our own Farnum Hill Ciders and for sale to other cidermakers. Our dry, complex ciders, 6.5%-8.5% alcohol, sell year-round in seven Northeastern states. We also grow many varieties of eating and cooking apples for seasonal fresh markets, both wholesale and retail. As apple growers and civilized consumers, we envision a time when every good host will keep a good red, a good white, a good beer, and a good distinctive regional cider on hand.
Foggy Ridge Cider
Dugspur, VA
Foggy Ridge Cider, in the Virginia Blue Ridge mountains combines tradition and innovation. Over 20 English, French and American cider apples—ugly and hard to grow but full of tannin, acid and sugar required for fine cider, are combined in three hand crafted cider blends. Foggy Ridge specializes in American heirloom cider apples traditionally grown in Virginia, such as the Hewe's Crabapple, prized by Thomas Jefferson for hard cider. This clean, crisp flavorful cider is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Foggy Ridge Cider is distributed in seven states, including the greater New York market.
Harvest Moon Cidery
Cazenovia, NY
The Harvest Moon Cidery is our small farm winery here at Critz Farms, in Cazenovia New York. We specialize in the production of hand crafted hard ciders made in small batches from apples grown and pressed right here on the farm.
Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider
Staatsburg, NY
Produced by Elizabeth Ryan of Breezy Hill Orchard,
Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider is fresh, unfiltered,
unsulphited, authentic artisan farmhouse cider. Slightly effervescent…a rare opportunity to enjoy a
truly authentic beverage.
Kettleborough Cider House
New Paltz, NY
An estate cidery founded launching in Fall 2012.
Naked Flock Cidery
Warwick, NY
The Naked Flock is introducing people to a true Hudson Valley Hard Cider. “Our Cider is for people who crave unique flavor and are on the hunt for quality,” says Cider Maker Jonathan Hull. “With the demand for local, sustainable products and gluten free diets – hard cider has come into its own.” The Naked Flock is not made from concentrate, it’s made from unpasteurized juice with no colorants, malt or grape alcohols added. Come visit the Cidery and Orchards: open March through December, Friday thru Sunday 11-5pm. Live Music and Café is open every weekend March through November.
Nine Pin Ciderworks
Albany, NY
Nine Pin Ciderworks crafts our farm-to-glass New York Hard Cider in the heart of Albany. We use fresh pressed local apples, including unique varieties grown from seed on our family farm. Playing off the local legend of Rip Van Winkle and the Catskill thunder, Nine Pin honors the American tradition that is hard cider. Our cider is balanced, off-dry and exceedingly refreshing and drinkable. Nine Pin Hard Cider won gold in the 2013 GLINTCAP’s non-commercial division. Its first commercial cider will be available in 2014.
Orchard Hill Cider Mill
New Hampton, NY
We are dedicated to producing and promoting high quality sophisticated hard ciders, beer wine and spirits from NY. We produce Hard Ciders and liqueurs based on apples grown on our home farm Soons Orchard. Our tasting room is also a great place to explore a selective offering of the best of New York Wine, Cider, Spirits and Beer. We plan to regularly host “meet the producer tastings” featuring producers from around the state.
Slyboro Ciderhouse
Granville, NY
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."
West County Cider
Colrain, MA
Since 1984 our family has made hard ciders from heirloom cider varieties at our hillside orchard in Colrain, Massachusetts. We ferment in small batches to highlight specific varieties of cider apples.