Chuck Shelton

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Chuck is the family scientist and is a major player behind the success of Albemarle CiderWorks today.  His interest in cider craft inspired our creation of Albemarle CiderWorks, and his dedication to showcasing the heirloom varietals grown here at Rural Ridge Orchard is the vision that defines our ciders . He holds degrees in Environmental Science and Zoology from the University of Virginia and North Carolina State. 

In Carolina he met and married Margaret Elizabeth Goodman whose family has deep roots in coastal North Carolina where they raised their three sons. He retired from a career with Carolina Power and Light in 2005 in order to spend more time with family, particularly his aging parents at Rural Ridge. 


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