News & Press

Home > News & Events > Calendar > Month > 2022 06

June 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
 
 
 
Trivia in the Orchard
Trivia in the Orchard

"An apple a day keeps the memory strong"...now it's time to test that out!

Katalin Magyar will be hosting a trivia extravaganza every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Themed trivia? She's got it. Obscure facts and figures? Covered! A glass of cider and a good time? We guarantee it!


Grab the gang and test your knowledge of history, pop culture, and more!


Our full menu will be available along with rotating food partners*


To keep it safe:

  • Reservations are encouraged.
  • Reserve your table online or by calling 434-297-2326
  • Groups are limited to a max of 6 people
  • All answers will be submitted via text message 

*Check our Facebook Event for weekly updates

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
 
 
 
Live Music in the Orchard: John Kelly
Live Music in the Orchard: John Kelly Enjoy live music by John Kelly!

 

John Kelly is a Charlottesville-based singer songwriter with more than two decades of solo acoustic performing experience. He began his music career in his native Connecticut and played regularly there and in New York City before moving to Charlottesville, Virginia. 

 

Now a regular on the Central Virginia singer songwriter circuit, John has become known for his soulful voice and insightful 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
 
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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: 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 in case of inclement weather

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
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
 
Sangria Ramble Summer '22
Sangria Ramble Summer '22

Join the Route 29 South wineries and cideries for our 2022 Sangria Ramble! We’ve got the secret to beat the heat and keep you refreshed all summer long. 

 Visit any of the 9 participating wineries and cideries to try their unique twist on Sangria. Follow each location for the details and individual offerings available on three days throughout the summer: June 12th, July 10th, and August 14th!

 Get Event Updates Here

 All guests have a chance to win some insane prizes. Over the course of the three Ramble dates, visiting 4 unique locations will get you a sticker…visit all 9 and leave with a signature Sangria Ramble glass. Visitors of all 9 locations will also be entered into a drawing for our Grand Prize: a dinner for 2 at Red Pump Kitchen

 *No purchase is required to receive punches or entry into the Grand Prize drawing.

 Participating Wineries/Cideries:

 Albemarle CiderWorks
  • 2545 Rural Ridge Lane
  • North Garden, Virginia 22959
Brent Manor Vineyards
  • 100 Brent Manor Lane
  • Faber, Virginia 22938 
Delfosse Vineyards & Winery
  • 500 Delfosse Winery Lane
  • Faber, Virginia 22938
Lazy Days Winery
  • 1351 N. Amherst Hwy
  • Amherst, Virginia 24521
Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery
  • 3340 Sutherland Road
  • North Garden, VA 22959
Lovingston Winery
  • 885 Freshwater Cove Lane
  • Lovingston, Virginia 22949
Mountain Cove Vineyards
  • 1362 Fortunes Cove Lane
  • Lovingston, Virginia 22949
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard
  • 5022 Plank Rd
  • North Garden, Virginia 22959
Potter's Craft Cider
  • 1350 Arrowhead Valley Road
  • Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
11:00 am to 5:00 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
 
 
 
Trivia in the Orchard
Trivia in the Orchard

"An apple a day keeps the memory strong"...now it's time to test that out!

Katalin Magyar will be hosting a trivia extravaganza every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Themed trivia? She's got it. Obscure facts and figures? Covered! A glass of cider and a good time? We guarantee it!


Grab the gang and test your knowledge of history, pop culture, and more!


Our full menu will be available along with rotating food partners*


To keep it safe:

  • Reservations are encouraged.
  • Reserve your table online or by calling 434-297-2326
  • Groups are limited to a max of 6 people
  • All answers will be submitted via text message 

*Check our Facebook Event for weekly updates

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
 
 
 
 
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
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: Jackson, Pendergrass, and Townsend
Live Music in the Orchard: Jackson, Pendergrass, and Townsend Jackson, Pendergrass, & Townsend creates original music in the jazz/blues tradition. A 3-piece trio featuring Denise Jackson on vocals, Marcus Pendergrass on keys, and Kenneth Townsend on guitar, JPT is based in central Virginia and plays throughout the state.

 

JPT embraces and celebrates the diversity and breadth of America in our music. You will hear a Willie Dixon blues juxtaposed comfortably with a hit from Marvin Gaye. A Wayne Shorter instrumental complimenting a Hank Williams Sr. classic. And you will hear original music that incorporates all these influences, and more.

 

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
 
Late Night Comedy in the Orchard
Late Night Comedy in the Orchard What better way to spend the long, warm nights than with a smile and a laugh! Join us as we partner with Herron Comedy to bring you a lineup of stellar comedians from across the country!  Don't miss your chance to rub shoulders (figuratively speaking, of course) with entertainers whose credits include festivals, major clubs, and even television appearances! Gather the squad and enjoy a night of laughs in the Orchard. Come early for a cider tasting or enjoy a bottle of your favorite during the show.

Advance tickets are on sale now! (For May 29th Date CLICK HERE)
Tickets will also be available at the door for $20 space permitting.

NOTE: This is an adults-only comedy event. Content is not necessarily kid-friendly so use discretion.


More about Herron Comedy:

Top-notch #comedians traveling the country in crews of 2-4 comedians performing seven nights a week in 48 states.
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 1500 #breweries and #wineries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews, and providing the finest and funniest in #comedy entertainment.

This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV, and major club appearances. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you've seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at breweries throughout the country. Find out what #vacider pairs best with hysterical laughter!

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
 
 
 
Closing Early
Closing Early

We will be closing at 4 pm on Wednesday, June 22nd for a Private Event. Final Call for Tastings & Flights will be 3:30 pm.

11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
 
The Tasting Workshop: Arkansas Black Vertical
The Tasting Workshop: Arkansas Black Vertical

This month we are excited to debut a new, monthly cider series: The Tasting Workshop. Each Workshop will feature a new theme that we hope will help our CiderFriends discover new perspectives and experiences with pomme beverages. This month's theme is Vertical! 

What is a Vertical?

A vertical tasting is a tasting of different vintages of one particular wine...or in this case cider! We're pulling some vintage ciders from our Library to offer an adventurous exploration of single-varietal, Arkansas Black ciders dating back to 2013!

Join cidermaker Chuck and drinks professional and educator, Kylie Britt of Teacher's Pet Nat, for a night of cider exploration!

Tickets include:

  • 5 vintages of Arkansas Black cider
  • guided tasting and info by Kylie
  • Q&A with master, cidermaker Chuck Shelton
Purchase Tickets
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Bill & Johnny Unplugged
Live Music in the Orchard: Bill & Johnny Unplugged Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside under a tent! 
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
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
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: Luke Johnson
Live Music in the Orchard: Luke Johnson We're excited to welcome Luke Johnson for his CiderWorks debut in the Orchard!

Luke Johnson brings keyboard and vocals to the Luke Johnson Band, a high-energy 4-pice posse. The group blends elements of rock, jam, roots, and jazz with improvisation and conscious lyrical hooks. Luke has opened the state for groups such as Purple Sage, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jerry Garcia Band, and many more.

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 setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season and inclement weather
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm