Tasting Room

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Open Jan-Jun: Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm.
Open Jul-Dec: Every Day, 11am-5pm.
Tasting Fees vary.
Groups of 10 or more, please call in advance.

Our tasting room is situated among the rolling hills of Albemarle County, just South of Charlottesville, Virginia. It's a comfortable place to experience a cider tasting, relax over a glass of cider, enjoy an a la carte picnic from our local food offerings or of your own, listen to live music, or host an event. We take special pleasure in presenting our fine ciders in conjunction with an introduction to the history of cider in America, and we enjoy offering notes on food pairings as well. Have any questions? Check out our FAQs below! We look forward to your visit!

A La Carte Food Options

Central Virginia is home to a wealth of delicious and locally made foods, and we are proud to offer a diverse sampling of these through our tasting room (listed below). Build your own picnic, or ask us for suggestions.

  • Cheese from Caromont Cheese
  • Baguettes from Albemarle Baking Company
  • Jam from Jam According to Daniel
  • Salami from Olli Salumeria
  • Ham from Edwards Family
  • Peanuts from Plantation Peanuts
  • Mustard from Hillside Herbs
  • Chips from Route 11
  • Chocolate from C'Ville Candy

Tasting Room FAQs

1. Do I need a reservation?

We do not require reservations. If you are coming with a group of 10 or more people, we ask that you call in advance so we can be prepared to properly serve you.

2. Do you give tours?

We do not give tours on a regular basis. We do open the cidery on special occasions like our Fall Harvest Festival or our Spring Blossom Festival.

3. What is your tasting fee?

Our tasting fee is dependent on how many cider varieties we currently have available in the tasting room. It usually ranges from $5-$10.

4. Can I bring outside alcohol?

Alcoholic beverages that are not purchased in our Tasting Room are NOT allowed. This is a violation of our Farm Winery License and not permitted by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

5. Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed in the tasting room. We welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs on the patio or in the adjacent field. Please remember to pick up after your pet.

6. Do you sell food?

While we do not have a restaurant, we do sell some local foods a la carte. Please see list above of what we have available.

7. Can I bring my own food?

You are welcome to bring your own food.

8. Do you have Non-Alcoholic cider?

We produce a fresh pressed, unpasteurized cider in season (late fall to early spring). Please call ahead for availability. We also offer bottled water, juice boxes and sodas.

9. Do you sell apples?

We have a farm stand that sells apples and other seasonal fruit throughout the year. Unfortunately, we do not have a pick-your-own option.

10. Are you handicap accessible?

Our facilities are handicap accessible.

11. Can I buy cider online?

Selling alcohol online is a complicated process with rules and regulations that vary from state to state. Right now we do not offer the ability to buy cider online, but we work with several retailers who do! Check out the Where to Buy page to find stores that sell our cider as well as online options, or call us directly and we'll help you out.