our ciders 

Using 100% Virginia grown apples including many heirloom varieties, rest assured that all our ciders are naturally gluten free with no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors added.  By allowing our apples to speak for themselves, our ciders reflect a true vibrancy and taste.

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18-05-01

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Midas touch

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

AMERICAN HEIRLOOM ‘KING DAVID’ AND ‘GOLDEN RUSSET’ APPLES

The Process

SLOW, COLD FERMENTED SEPARATELY USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEAST. FERMENTED TO DRYNESS, BLENDED AND COLD MATURED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

SLIGHTLY SWEET START WITH A CRISP MOUTHFEEL AND COMPLEXITY OF WHITE WINE, ELEGANT FINISH  WITH HINTS OF FLORAL ESTERS. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

Labyrinth

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

HEIRLOOM AMERICAN BLACK TWIG, NORTHERN SPY, BALDWIN AND YATES APPLES BLENDED WITH ENGLISH PORTERS PERFECTION SHARP APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED TO DRYNESS USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS, COLD MATURED, NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED
UNFILTERED

The Palate

A DRY AROMATIC CIDER WITH A PROMINENT APPLE FLAVOR. MILDLY TART. VINOUS WITH A LONG LASTING FINISH. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

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19-01-20

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 19-1-19

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Sour Granny 

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

SIGNATURE SHARP GRANNY SMITH APPLES

The Process

SLOW COLD FERMENTED TO DRYNESS USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS. COLD MATURED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

A NATURALLY MILD SOUR CIDER DUE TO THE INHERENT QUALITIES OF THE APPLE. THE CHAMPAGNE DRY MOUTHFEEL IS BALANCED WITH A GREEN APPLE FINISH. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

epiphany

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

SIGNATURE ALBEMARLE PIPPIN, MUTSU AND ARKANSAS BLACK APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED TO DRYNESS USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS, COLD MATURED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

A CLEAN, CRISP WELL BALANCED CIDER REFLECTING THE COMBINED QUALITIES OF THE APPLE VARIETIES. AN INTERESTING, YET RELAXING EASY DRINKING DRY CIDER. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION

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Alcohol by Volume

 19-03-23

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Alcohol by Volume

18-05-03

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eureka

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

modern American single varietal ‘goldrush’ apples

The Process

slow, cold fermentation, using native and cultured yeasts, fermented to ‘dryness’ and allowed to ‘cold’ mature for several months. naturally clear and bottled unfiltered.

The Palate

hint of spice with a mellowed tartness, provides a smooth, well-balanced, off ‘dry’ sparkling cider

eventide

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

ORCHARD BLEND OF WINESAP, ARKANSAS BLACK, PINK LADY, GRANNY SMITH AND ROME APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED TO DRYNESS USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS, COLD MATURED WITH ELDERBERRY. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

AN EARTHY CIDER WITH INITIAL TARTNESS THAT REVEALS IT’S COMPLEXITY WITH CHANGING MOUTHFEEL TO A LASTING BITTERSWEET FINISH. AN OFF-DRY CIDER. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

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Alcohol by Volume

 19-02-21

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Alcohol by Volume

18-09-11

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alliance

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

A CROSS-ATLANTIC BLEND OF TWO FRIENDLY CONTINENTS. HEIRLOOM AMERICAN VIRGINIA HEWES CRAB APPLES TOGETHER WITH ENGLISH ‘HERITAGE’ APPLES INCLUDING YARLINGTON MILL, KINGSTON BLACK AND ST.EDMUNDS RUSSET.

The Process

SLOW, COLD FERMENTATION USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS. FERMENTED TO ‘DRYNESS’ AND COLD MATURED. APPLES BLENDED TOGETHER PRIOR TO FERMENTATION. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

HINT OF DRY, “PEPPERY” SHARPNESS FROM THE CRAB APPLE AND RUSSETS TEMPERED WITH A SWEET ‘WOODSY’ UNDERTONE. SAVORY, LIGHTLY SMOKY, WARM FINISH. SPARKLING CIDER

Stoaked

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

AMERICAN HEIRLOOM STAYMAN AND VIRGINIA WINESAP APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED TO DRYNESS USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS. COLD MATURED WITH BOURBON OAK. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

A UNIQUE AROMATIC CIDER EXHIBITING IT’S BOURBON OAK SOUTHERN CHARACTER. SMOKY MOUTHFEEL WITH SUBTLE APPLE FLAVOR. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

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09-03-24so

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Alcohol by Volume

 18-12-17

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hobnob

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

 Heirloom American Bittersweet Apples: Harrison, Roxbury Russet and King David.

The Process

SLOW COLD FERMENTED SEPARATELY TO COMPLETE DRYNESS USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS BLENDED AFTER SLOW, COLD MATURATION OF SEVERAL MONTHS. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

ELEGANT SMOKY AROMATIC START WITH CREAMY WINE LIKE MOUTHFEEL. HINTS OF APRICOT WITH LINGERING FINISH. LIGHTLY CARBONATED

Kindred

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

Mellow tartness enhanced with a smooth fruity finish.  Easy drinking, off dry with a rich natural color.  Bright with light carbonation.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED TO “OFF DRY” USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS. COLD MATURED, NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

INITIAL SWEET AND TART FLAVOR FOLLOWED BY A NUTTY, SAVORY FINISH. LIGHTLY CARBONATED.

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Alcohol by Volume

18-12-16

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Alcohol by Volume

 18-11-15

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li’l rascal

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

HERITAGE SOUTHERN APPLES, KINNAIRD’S CHOICE GRIMES GOLDEN JOINED BY MODERN AMERICAN WICKSON CRAB APPLES.

The Process

THE THREE VARIETIES WERE PRESSED AND FERMENTED TO DRYNESS TOGETHER USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS. THE HIGH SUGAR CONTENT OF THE WICKSON CRAB AND NATURAL SWEETNESS OF THE GRIMES GOLDEN AND KINNAIRD’S CHOICE RESULT IN A SEMI-SWEET CIDER.

The Palate

INITIAL SWEET AND TART FLAVOR FOLLOWED BY A NUTTY, SAVORY FINISH. LIGHTLY CARBONATED.

Pear-fection

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

VARIETAL, LOCALLY GROWN ASIAN PEARS HARVESTED AT VIRGINIA GOLD ORCHARD, NATURAL BRIDGE, VA.

The Process

SLOW COLD FERMENTATION, USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS. FERMENTED TO SEMI DRYNESS MAINTAINING THE PEARS NON FERMENTABLE RESIDUAL SUGARS TO PROVIDE NATURAL SWEETNESS. COLD MATURED, NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

SLIGHTLY SWEET AND REFRESHING UPFRONT START. BALANCED WITH A BRIGHT FLORAL FINISH. LIGHTLY CARBONATED.

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Alcohol by Volume

18-11-13

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09-03-24

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Whimsy 

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

MODERN AMERICAN WINECRISP AND GOLDRUSH APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED USING ONLY THE LABYRINTH ORCHARDS NATIVE (WILD) YEAST. FERMENTED TO MAINTAIN SLIGHT RESIDUAL SUGAR CONTENT AND COLD MATURED. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

OUR FIRST FULLY NATIVE YEAST CIDER. A NOVEL SEMI-SWEET RUSTIC CIDER BUT REFINED WITH A SLIGHT FRUITY FINISH, BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

M’apple

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

AMERICAN HEIRLOOM ARKANSAS BLACK APPLES TOGETHER WITH PINK LADY MODERN APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED TO DRYNESS USING A FORMAL BLANC WINE YEAST. COLD MATURED WITH LOCAL MAPLE SYRUP FROM SEASON’S YIELD FARM, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY VIRGINIA. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

A SEMI-SWEET, EASY DRINKING CIDER WITH A DISTINCTIVE, YET MILD, MAPLE FLAVOR. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION

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Alcohol by Volume

 19-03-23

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Alcohol by Volume

19-03-22

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fruition

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

HISTORIC VIRGINIA HEWES CRAB, WINESAP, ARKANSAS BLACK AND STAYMAN APPLES, MODERN REDFIELD REDFLESH APPLES. ASIAN AND AMERICAN PEARS.

The Process

SLOW, COLD FERMENTED SEPARATELY MAINTAINING SLIGHT RESIDUAL SWEETNESS, USING NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS, BLENDED TOGETHER AND COLD MATURED WITH CHERRY AND BLACK CURRANT. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLE

The Palate

A COMPLEX, SEMI-SWEET FRUIT CIDER WITH A DISTINCT BERRY FLAVOR. SPRIGHTLY AND REFRESHING WITH A LASTING FINISH. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION

Smitten

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

AMERICAN HEIRLOOM ARKANSAS BLACK AND MODERN PINK LADY APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED USING A FORMAL BLANC WINE YEAST, FERMENTED TO DRYNESS, COLD MATURED, AND BLENDED WITH NATURAL APPLE JUICE PRIOR TO BOTTLING. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

MILDLY ACIDIC START WITH A NOTICEABLE SWEET FINISH. LIVELY AND REFRESHING WITH JUST ENOUGH APPLE TARTNESS. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

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Alcohol by Volume

19-03-26

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18-09-12

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Rambunctious

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

‘summer Rambo’ historic french apple popular in colonial America blended with early varietal ‘labyrinth’ orchard apples

The Process

apples mixed during pressing and slow, cold fermented using native and cultured yeasts, fermented to ‘dryness’ and cold matured. sweetened with apple juice prior to bottling. Naturally clear and bottled unfiltered.

The Palate

Smooth, slightly tangy start with a lingering sweet apple finish, refreshing and light, our ‘fun’ cider

inspired

Hard Apple Cider

 

The Pick

FOUR FEATURED REDFLESH APPLES: BITTERSWEET NIEDZWETZKYANA, BURFORD REDFLESH, BITTERSHARP PINK PEARL AND REDFIELD APPLES.

The Process

PRESSED TOGETHER AND SLOW, COLD FERMENTED WITH NATIVE AND CULTURED YEASTS TO RETAIN SLIGHT RESIDUAL SUGAR CONTENT. SLOW, COLD MATURED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND BACK SWEETENED WITH NATURAL JUICES. NATURALLY CLEAR AND BOTTLED UNFILTERED.

The Palate

SWEET AMD NUTTY START WITH FLAVORFUL FRUITY FINISH. BRIGHT WITH LIGHT CARBONATION.

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Alcohol by Volume

 18-11-14

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Alcohol by Volume

18-09-10

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First light

Hard Apple Cider

The Pick

first season’s harvest of “ginger gold” modern Virginia native apple blended With early varietal ‘labyrinth’ orchard apples.

The Process

apples mixed during pressing and slow, cold fermented using native and cultured yeasts, fermented to ‘dryness’ and cold matured. Naturally clear and bottled unfiltered.

The Palate

Lean and Crisp with a very slight sweet grapefruit flavor. savory finish and mouthfeel