Our approach is simple, really. Try to guide the fruit into the glass and, hopefully, somewhere along the way the cidermaker’s personality shines through as well. Oh, and have fun doing it! We follow a natural method of cider making, also referred to as a rustic style. We use minimal preservatives (if any at all), do not fine or filter, barrel ferment and/or age all of our ciders, and currently bottle-condition them all. We find this approach adds nuances and a layering of flavor that cannot be achieved any other way. Our cider can be as complex and ubiquitous as wine, or as simple and subtle as a cool drink on a hot summer day.
It demands a place at the table—whether you’re serving French fries or foie gras. Our cider reflects this diversity, and we hope you enjoy it with your next meal, or join our Cider Club and always have it available for any occasion!
Honest Farmer 6.9% Alc/Vol
This cider pays homage to our honest farmer and friend, Raymond Hawk. A blend of seven apples, fermented and aged on the lees for four months in red wine and rum barrels, the cider a dry, bottle conditioned sparkler. Pairs well with fish, grilled chicken, or salty cheeses.
Bella Vita 6.9% Alc/Vol
Infused with ginger and raspberries, sipping this cider certainly is a taste of the “good life!” A dry, bottle conditioned sparkler, it has a delicate nose, like the smell of jasmine or ripening fruit caught in a summer breeze. Pairs well with pizza and spicy cuisine.
The Emperor 6.9% Alc/Vol
Just a slight kiss of persimmon finishes this sparkling dry cider, which was fermented and aged in old red wine barrels. This contemplative cider is the perfect nod to our family “emperor” and business sage, Paul Cioffi. Pairs well with simple dishes, like pizza, but also “reigns” over richer dishes like duck, pork or foie gras!
Endless Summer 6.5% Alc/Vol
Endless sunny days, boundless firefly-lit nights—this peach-infused cider will complement all your summer fun. Pairs well with salads and light finger foods, or just sip it in your sandals!
Hoppy Girl 6.9% Alc/Vol
Three types of hops (dropped in the blending tank) finish this off-dry cider. Bottle-conditioning with unsulfured molasses is our whimsical way of mimicking a light-bodied, slightly hoppy beer! Enjoy with light snacks or perhaps a nice, juicy burger.
Red Barn 7.0% Alc/Vol
Aged for a year in rum barrels, Red Barn celebrates our young orchard and life on the farm! A blend of over eight different apples, this rustic, sparkling cider pairs well with soups and a good time.
Amuse-Bouche 6.0% Alc/Vol
This young, effervescent cider—fermented in neutral wine barrels—went through a secondary fermentation with Viognier skins provided by Blenheim Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia. A fruity, playful cider, it pairs well with light hors d’oeuvres and seafood.
Black Twig 7.0% Alc/Vol
Our first single-varietal cider celebrates the Black Twig apple. Made while our beautiful pets ran around underfoot, we dedicate this cider to their memory, as we lost them in a house fire. We loved them so very much. Eli, Thunder, Stella, Lena, Atticus.
Upcoming Cider (June 30, 2017)
Blackberry Lavender 6.9% Alc/Vol
A touch of bourbon barrel-aging and the infusion of fresh blackberries and lavender complete this luscious cider. Enjoy a glass with citrus-based sauces and light desserts.