Kick off the changing of the seasons with Albemarle CiderWorks! Saturday, September 21st we are releasing our two newest cider bottlings, with flavors just right for pairing with the bounty of Autumn. One of our classic ciders – Old Virginia Winesap – will be making a much-anticipated return to the lineup, accompanied by a brand new single varietal made with the modern Gold Rush apple. The Gold Rush apple, introduced from Purdue University in 1993, has seen a tremendous boom in popularity due to its sweet-tart flavor profile and fresh, firm texture. We’ve fermented this single varietal into a clean, dry cider with a crisp acidity and overtones of grapefruit. Saturday, September 21st from 11-6 pm we will be rolling out the new ciders just in time for the start of Fall. Come by for a tasting of all 6 Albemarle CiderWorks ciders, and hang out with a picnic basket of treats tailored to pair with each of these delightfully different styles of cider. Enjoy games in the field and live old-time music by Alex Caton and Dick Harrington, from their recently released album Swimming to Lindsey, 3-5 pm on the patio rain or shine. There will also be an array of heirloom apples, tree-ripened in our orchard and ready to taste and take home.