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September 2022

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Live Music in the Orchard: Miles Pearce
Live Music in the Orchard: Miles Pearce Miles Pearce has spent most of his life studying music, mostly on the guitar. He has studied classical, jazz, American folk and popular styles, Indian classical music, flamenco, Brazilian samba, Argentine tango, South Indian Karnatic vocal music, West African drumming and rhythms, composition, music theory, ethnomusicology, and experimental music. He eventually earned a B.A. in Music from Wesleyan University. 
Reservations are encouraged to secure your favorite spot inside, outside, or by a fire pit! Otherwise, we welcome you to bring chairs or blankets and claim your spot on the lawn! 

MAKE A RESERVATION
 
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Cider-Sangria Sundays
Cider-Sangria Sundays Celebrate the weekend with a beverage staple: the cocktail. Don't miss this chance to add a new cider-centric beverage to your mixology toolbelt.

 

 We've developed a slew of Cider Sangrias to excite your tastebuds. From mimosas to craft creations, there is something for every palate.
CHECKOUT THIS WEEK'S MENU
Sangrias will be available for purchase by the glass all day or until we sell out!
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Phil Casey
Live Music in the Orchard: Phil Casey Phil performs solo, singing and playing guitar, cigar box guitar and mandolin. He plays an eclectic mix of familiar and "deep cut" covers as well as his original songs.  
Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit! 
MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Music: Willie DE
Live Music: Willie DE Willie DE, a nationally touring young artist based in Central Virginia, blends blues, jazz, and rock (mostly rock!) to create a fresh, original sound.

 

Growing up on Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, he busked on Charlottesville’s downtown mall and outside football games in Charlottesville performing original material and most anything the crowd asked for. At the age of 13 he formed a band called The Wave. The young band’s success landed them at major festivals like Floydfest where the group took the Main Stage in 2011. The Wave recorded two full albums and one EP worth of Willie’s original rock songs.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Cider-Sangria Sundays
Cider-Sangria Sundays Celebrate the weekend with a beverage staple: the cocktail. Don't miss this chance to add a new cider-centric beverage to your mixology toolbelt.

 

 We've developed a slew of Cider Sangrias to excite your tastebuds. From mimosas to craft creations, there is something for every palate.
CHECKOUT THIS WEEK'S MENU
Sangrias will be available for purchase by the glass all day or until we sell out!
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Live Music: Tara Mills
Live Music: Tara Mills

 Grab a glass and join us for live music by Tara Mills!

 

Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, "original mountain americana;" an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and americana.

 

Writing and singing most of her life, it wasn't long before Tara picked up a guitar and taught herself how to express the melodies in her head through her songs and hauntingly beautiful lyrics. Influenced by bluegrass, old country, and traditional mountain folk, she creates an original sound that captures true human feeling and emotion.

 

Based out of Charlottesville, VA, Tara plays and writes in a couple of different musical projects.Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit! 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION 

  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages

*Musicians will set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Irish Music
Live Music in the Orchard: Irish Music Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session every 2nd Sunday of the month. Patrick & Aaron Olwell and friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes all afternoon. Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!
MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season 
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heirloom Apple Tasting
Heirloom Apple Tasting

Of course, you’ve heard of Granny Smith and Red Delicious, but what about Esopus Spitzenburg and Belle de Boskoop? At Albemarle CiderWorks, we cultivate over 250 unique apple varieties, and we want to share them with you! 

Join our CEO, in-house apple experience, and studied historian, Charlotte Shelton on a journey through culinary history and the apples that made the cut. While you taste a variety of unique and heritage apples, Charlotte will treat you to the story of each fruit, its origin, development, and how each shines best on the table (and in the bottle). From Arkansas Black to Zabergau Reinette, this unique experience offers an elevated look at apples from across the pages of history and the globe.

Tastings will begin at 1pm on all dates and run for about an hour.

Tickets Include:

  • Tasting of 6-8 rotating fruit varieties*
  • 1 glass of cider showcasing at least one of the varieties from the tasting**
  • ½ peck of apples to take home* (~5lbs)

Please contact events@albemarleciderworks.com for large group (8+) reservations

*Varieties dependent on season and availability

**Non-alcoholic, fresh juice can be substituted when available and if desired

BOOK A TASTING

 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Uncle Pen
Live Music in the Orchard: Uncle Pen Enjoy live music by Alex Caton.

 

Alex made her home and spread her roots in Gordonsville, Virginia when she came to the University of Virginia to pursue a Doctorate in Anthropology. Her studies may have brought her to the Commonwealth, but it was the countryside and strong musical community that kept her here. 

 

Having lived, taught, and performed in other centers for traditional music, including Upstate New York and Asheville, NC, Alex felt that the heartbeat of old-time or Appalachian music (a direct descendent of Irish music which was an early passion of Alex’s) pulsed stronger in the foothills of Virginia than anywhere else. Within the first year of arriving in central Virginia, Alex was an integral member of the traditional music community and also an ambassador and liaison between the worlds of Irish and Old-Time music.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: Zuzu's Hot 5
Live Music in the Orchard: Zuzu's Hot 5 Grab a glass and enjoy a cool afternoon with Zuzu's Hot 5!

 

Roarin' Hot, Trad New Orleans Jazz Combo Trombone, Cornet, Clarinet, Strings, and Vocals. Central VA's best early jazz band! Inspired by the Hot 5s and 7s of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Old Soul Duo
Live Music in the Orchard: Old Soul Duo Enjoy live music by the Old Soul Duo! 
Jon Spear and Dara James – also known as Old Soul – are a pair of award-winning singer/songwriters who use their formidable guitar, harmonica, and vocal skills to perform a variety of songs in the blues, folk, and classic rock genres along with, of course, original songs. In 2019 the pair competed in the prestigious 35th International Blues Challenge in Memphis where they were semi-finalists. 
Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table. Otherwise, we welcome you to bring chairs or blankets and claim your spot on the lawn! 
MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
12th Annual Central Virginia Star Party
12th Annual Central Virginia Star Party We are excited to extend everyone an invitation to join us at the 2022 Central Virginia Star Party that will be held on September 24th at Albemarle CiderWorks in North Garden, Virginia! 

Admission to this event is free and open to the entire community. There will be telescope observation, hands-on astronomy activities, cider tastings (for adults) and food by Mobilee Delicious! Like last year, September 24th will be the date of the Star Party rain or shine.  

We hope to see you all there to share the wonderful night skies of Central Virginia with our amazing community!  

A video highlighting our 2018 Star Party can be found here. Event updates and RSVPs can be found on the Facebook event page.
  
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: Bomar & Ritter
Live Music in the Orchard: Bomar & Ritter Spend an afternoon with folk duo Bomar and Ritter.

 

Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter met in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee and since then have been performing a combination of contemporary folk and pop music. They have become known for their special blend of vocal harmony, intricate guitar arrangements, and easygoing stage manner.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm