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Albemarle CiderWorks Phase One Reopening:

Starting this weekend (May 16, 2020), Albemarle CiderWorks is reopening for onsite service on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-5. Per the governor’s phase one reopening guidelines, we will be operating with the following limitations to maintain the safety of our staff and patrons:

  • Bottle sales only (no glass pours, tastings or flights).

  • Tables and chairs will be set on the lawn for guests to use. Feel free to bring chairs or a picnic blanket if you prefer. 

  • Guests must be seated in a way that maintains appropriate physical distance between parties. ACW Staff will assist in properly seating guests. 

  • Capacity is limited. If we reach our capacity for safely seating guests, we may not be able to serve you. Because of capacity restrictions, we will only be able to accommodate parties of 6 or fewer. Reservations are encouraged - call 434-297-2326.

Curbside pickup and local delivery are still available Wed-Sun, 11-5. Curbside pickup will have its own designated area, separate from seated guests. Orders may be placed online at shop.albemarleciderworks.com or you can call 434-297-2326. 

Other considerations-

Masks – Our staff will be wearing masks, per CDC and the governor’s office requirements. Guests are asked to wear a mask while using the restroom, interacting with our staff, or moving about the property.

Weather – We are limited to outside service only. In the case of inclement weather, guests are still not permitted indoors. However, guests are welcome to sit in their vehicles until the inclement weather passes. 

Food – Albemarle CiderWorks will not have food for sale. If you would like to bring a picnic from home, or take out from a restaurant, feel free to do so. We ask that you throw away all food trash in the receptacles provided to minimize exposure to our staff.

Pets – Well-behaved, leashed pets are permitted.  Please remember to bring water bowls and other supplies for your pet. We will not be able to provide water bowls for pets.

Guests under 21 – We ask that parents or guardians keep children with them at all times and help children maintain social distance. We understand that our younger guests are used to being able to run around the lawn and enjoy the open space. In order to keep safe physical distance, we ask that parents and guardians keep children at their group’s designated table or area.

Lawn games – No lawn games are permitted.  Guests are welcome to bring cards or table games to enjoy while visiting but lawn games such as football, soccer, cornhole, etc., will not be allowed.

Restrooms – Guests will have access to the restrooms in our tasting room.  We ask that guests maintain social distancing while waiting for restroom availability. 

Orchard - We would like to remind guests that we are a working orchard. Please do not venture into the orchard while visiting.


Most of all, please be kind and respectful to other guests.  As we navigate these next few weeks, please remember that we have all experienced this in different ways and have different personal guidelines for what makes us feel safe.