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October 2021

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Live Music in the Orchard: Otra Vez
Live Music in the Orchard: Otra Vez

Enjoy live music by Otra Vez …more info coming soon!

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music: LUA Project
Live Music: LUA Project

Join us for cider and The Lua Project as they play a new style of music they like to call "Mexilachian" music - a blend of original and traditional music from Mexico, Appalachia, and the Atlantic Basin. It is a very distinct and original sound that is fun, danceable and though unique, it's familiar and easily embraced by multiple cultures.

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like a table. Otherwise, bring some chairs or a blanket and stake out a spot.

  • Because we are mostly outside, music is weather dependent. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information.
  • Leashed pets allowed outside.
  • Light snacks and hard cider are available for purchase.
  • Outside food is allowed; feel free to bring a picnic.
  • Our ABC license only allows for consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased at ACW.
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Music: Eric Sites of Madly Backwards
Live Music: Eric Sites of Madly Backwards

Eric Sites is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia. His music seamlessly combines rock, folk, pop, and blues. Whether he is fronting his Psychedelic Americana Rock band, Madly Backwards, or playing solo, he is always actively expanding his musical vocabulary to find new ways to engage and entertain audiences. Aside from music, he is always ready to talk about cooking and dogs.

Music & more at MadlyBackwards.com
Photo credit: Ignited Creative

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like a table. Otherwise, bring some chairs or a blanket and stake out a spot.

  • Because we are mostly outside, music is weather dependent. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information.
  • Leashed pets allowed outside.
  • Light snacks and hard cider are available for purchase.
  • Outside food is allowed; feel free to bring a picnic.
  • Our ABC license only allows for consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased at ACW.
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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2nd Sunday Irish Music
2nd Sunday Irish Music

Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session at Albemarle CiderWorks, every 2nd Sunday of the month: Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes from 2:30-4:30 pm.

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like a table. Otherwise, bring some chairs or a blanket and stake out a spot.

  • Because we are mostly outside, music is weather dependent.
  • Leased pets are allowed outside.
  • Light snacks and hard cider are available for purchase.
  • Outside food is allowed; feel free to bring a picnic.
  • Our ABC license only allows for consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased at ACW. Thank you for your consideration.
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
Open Today
Open Today

We are open today, Monday October, 11th 2021. Enjoy your day off in the Orchard with a glass of cider in hand.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
Yoga in the Orchard with Joanna Hughes
Yoga in the Orchard with Joanna Hughes

The only thing better than morning yoga…is morning yoga in the orchard! Let the serenity of the mountain air and the peace of the orchard views revitalize your body and prepare you for the day. 

Join us Fridays at 9:45 am for Yoga in the Orchard taught by Joanna Hughes of Batesville. Joanna is a registered nurse who has been practicing yoga for 27 years. She has completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and has recently combined her knowledge of yoga and nursing in her pursuit to become a health and wellness counselor.

Friday’s series will be friendly to all ages and experience levels. Classes will take place outside on the front lawn with access to the tasting room for changing rooms/restrooms.* Water will be available before and after class and the tasting room will open to guests as soon as you finish your last Savasana. 

Need to get to work? Grab an apple and be on your way…or play hooky and stay the day! Either way, we hope to see you on the grass!

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.

BOOK A CLASS

*in the case of inclement weather, classes will be moved indoors to the Orchard Room

9:45 am to 11:00 am
 
Live Music in the Orchard: C'ville Jazz Congregation
Live Music in the Orchard: C'ville Jazz Congregation

Grab a glass and crunch on an apple while enjoying the diverse jazzy rhythms of the C'ville Jazz Congregation!

The C'ville Jazz Congregation is a collective of local musicians that have played together since 2005. Over the last 5 years, they've developed sets for every vibe; from laid back to high-energy.

Some bands that are part of the collective include the flagship CJC Quintet, The Hard Modes, and the Limit Break Trio.

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!

RESERVE A TABLE 

  •  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

*Music is weather-dependent. 

 

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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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 a table. Otherwise, bring some chairs or a blanket and stake out a spot.

  • Because we are mostly outside, music is weather dependent. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information.
  • Leashed pets allowed outside.
  • Light snacks and hard cider are available for purchase.
  • Outside food is allowed; feel free to bring a picnic.
  • Our ABC license only allows for consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased at ACW.
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Yoga in the Orchard with Joanna Hughes
Yoga in the Orchard with Joanna Hughes

The only thing better than morning yoga…is morning yoga in the orchard! Let the serenity of the mountain air and the peace of the orchard views revitalize your body and prepare you for the day. 

Join us Fridays at 9:45 am for Yoga in the Orchard taught by Joanna Hughes of Batesville. Joanna is a registered nurse who has been practicing yoga for 27 years. She has completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and has recently combined her knowledge of yoga and nursing in her pursuit to become a health and wellness counselor.

Friday’s series will be friendly to all ages and experience levels. Classes will take place outside on the front lawn with access to the tasting room for changing rooms/restrooms.* Water will be available before and after class and the tasting room will open to guests as soon as you finish your last Savasana. 

Need to get to work? Grab an apple and be on your way…or play hooky and stay the day! Either way, we hope to see you on the grass!

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.

BOOK A CLASS

*in the case of inclement weather, classes will be moved indoors to the Orchard Room

9:45 am to 11:00 am
 
Live Music: The Pollocks
Live Music: The Pollocks

The Pollocks are led by Jason Pollock, former guitarist and songwriter for Seven Mary Three. In the mid 1990s, Jason penned such hits as "Cumbersome" and "Water's Edge", sold a few million albums, and toured extensively. His new band was formed in 2014, when a friend told him that he needed to get back into the game, and present to the public his catalog of songs that had been piling up. The music can best be described as American rock, with the right amount of soul: The Rolling Stones meets Jefferson Airplane. There's some Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Neil Young thrown in for good measure. The psychedelic South, in three part harmony...

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like a table. Otherwise, bring some chairs or a blanket and stake out a spot.

  • Because we are mostly outside, music is weather dependent. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information.
  • Leashed pets allowed outside.
  • Light snacks and hard cider are available for purchase.
  • Outside food is allowed; feel free to bring a picnic.
  • Our ABC license only allows for consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased at ACW.
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: Alex Caton
Live Music in the Orchard: Alex Caton

Grab a glass and 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. Otherwise, we welcome you to bring chairs or blankets and claim your spot on the lawn!

RESERVATIONS: www.albemarleciderworks.com/visit

  • 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

*Music is weather-dependent.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
Trivia in the Orchard
Trivia in the Orchard

Trivia in the Orchard is back on! Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming events.

Come join the socially-distanced fun at our Trivia Night with Trivia Master, Andy Marshall. Test out your knowledge of history, pop culture, and of course, cider!

To make this a safe event for everyone involved-
  • Reservations are encouraged. Reserve your table by calling 434-297-2326 or making a reservation for that evening at www.albemarleciderworks.com/visit
  • All answers will be submitted via text message.
  • Groups are limited to 8 people.
Cider and select non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
 
Yoga in the Orchard with Joanna Hughes
Yoga in the Orchard with Joanna Hughes

The only thing better than morning yoga…is morning yoga in the orchard! Let the serenity of the mountain air and the peace of the orchard views revitalize your body and prepare you for the day. 

Join us Fridays at 9:45 am for Yoga in the Orchard taught by Joanna Hughes of Batesville. Joanna is a registered nurse who has been practicing yoga for 27 years. She has completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and has recently combined her knowledge of yoga and nursing in her pursuit to become a health and wellness counselor.

Friday’s series will be friendly to all ages and experience levels. Classes will take place outside on the front lawn with access to the tasting room for changing rooms/restrooms.* Water will be available before and after class and the tasting room will open to guests as soon as you finish your last Savasana. 

Need to get to work? Grab an apple and be on your way…or play hooky and stay the day! Either way, we hope to see you on the grass!

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.

BOOK A CLASS

*in the case of inclement weather, classes will be moved indoors to the Orchard Room

9:45 am to 11:00 am
 
Planning and Planting the Home Orchard - Digital
Planning and Planting the Home Orchard - Digital

Thinking about starting your own home orchard?  Or even just thought about planting a tree or two?  If so, our Planning and Planting Workshop is a great way to begin.  Learn about site selection, soil preparation and get the tools you need to start the planning process successfully. Rich Marini, Professor of Horticulture at Penn State, and the Vintage Virginia Apples staff will present a comprehensive digital workshop on planning, managing and cultivating the home orchard.

  • 8:45 – 9:00: Webinar open for sign-on
  • 9:00 – 9:15: Introduction
  • 9:15 – 10:30: Topics - Site Selection, Soil, Planting
  • 10:30 – 10:45: Break
  • 10:45 – 12:00: Topics - Tree Nutrition, Rootstocks
  • 12:00 – 12:30: Lunch/Open Q&A with Rich Marini
  • 12:30 – 2:00: Topics - Pruning, Pest Control
  • 2:00 – 3:00: Open Q&A with Vintage Virginia Apples Staff

This workshop will be broadcast online through Zoom. Attendees will be shipped a home orchard manual to accompany the workshop (shipping is included in workshop price).

Click through the link below to sign up, or call us at 434-297-2326 with any questions.

Cancellation Policy:  For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event.

To register, click here.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm
 
Trick-or-Treat Cider Pairing
Trick-or-Treat Cider Pairing

Are your taste buds craving Halloween flavors? We're partnering with David from C-Ville Candy Company to offer a unique candy and cider pairing! Choose from savory or sweet confections paired with a range of ciders specially selected to compliment your treats!

Freshly-pressed, non-alcoholic cider will also be available so make sure to bring the entire family! Once you've chosen your favorites, grab a bag of candy, a glass of cider, and enjoy a musical afternoon featuring Her Checkered Past

Tickets can be ordered in advance or at the door.

Tickets include:

  • Sweet candy sampler with 3 cider pairings*
  • Savory candy sampler with 3 cider pairings*
  • Child pairing includes 1 milk chocolate cider pop with a glass of fresh-pressed apple juice

*cider pours are 2oz

Please note that all products are made in a facility that also processes nuts; however, a nut-free tasting option is also available

BUY TICKETS HERE

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
Live Music: Her Checkered Past
Live Music: Her Checkered Past

Join Anne O'Brien and Frank Bechter in the orchard for some live music that will warm your heart.

This duo will keep you humming along to popular songs.  The cider will be flowing so bring a thirst, and treat yourself to a little relaxation.

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like a table. Otherwise, bring some chairs or a blanket and stake out a spot.

  • Because we are mostly outside, music is weather dependent. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information.
  • Leashed pets allowed outside.
  • Light snacks and hard cider are available for purchase.
  • Outside food is allowed; feel free to bring a picnic.
  • Our ABC license only allows for consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased at ACW.
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: Sue Harlow
Live Music in the Orchard: Sue Harlow Grab a glass and enjoy live music by Sue Harlow! Sue Harlow is an Americana-Folk Singer/Songwriter whose haunting vocals delve into the depths of what makes people real. A thread of emotion runs through Sue's music and binds together life's moments. Sue's songs cut down to the bone and take you on a journey of human heartache and heartbreak to hope and healing to joy and love. It makes you feel something, a brief glimpse of what lies in all of us that carry us through what we call living and this fragile thing we call life.

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!

RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY

  • 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

 *Music is weather-dependent.

 
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm