Michigan

 Michigan where the State flower is the apple blossom certainly enjoys its apples with over 170 orchards listed, it has also seen a tremendous increase in the number of vineyards and excellent wine production. In fact a number of the 39 Michigan "cideries" were first wineries who also now produce outstanding apple ciders and/or apple wines.


---



---
 


http://almarorchards.com/
Almar Orchard  and J. K.s Scrumpy- is well-known for its dedication to "quality over quantity." Throughout the grand history of our orchard very few things have actually changed. The pride in a job well done and the care that it takes to produce a top notch product is - and always has been - what makes Almar Ciders one-of-a-kind. Our cider is not only natural, it is truly organic. It always has been. It's simply a fact of what we do - and how we do it. We use no insecticides in the farm orchards. Rather, I do what my grandfather did. I have a large flock of guinea fowl that wander about and eat the bugs. Fallen apples that have hit the ground are always a food source for pests, so I let my Berkshire pigs wander the orchard and eat the fallen apples. In a fast-paced, instant gratification society all this may seem a little old fashioned, or not "cost-effective." But, we have a cider that is not like any other, and the idea of playing around with what makes that happen... well, it just ain't part of the plan. We are now also "Kosher certified". 
1431 Duffield Road
Flushing, Michigan
48433

(810) 659-6568

---

   THE CIDERS: 

Orchard Gate Gold- is a unique Artisan Michigan Farmhouse Cider, somewhere between English Scrumpy and a Normandy Cidre. The bottom line is that it could not be made anyplace else. It is reliant on the soil and the climate. Open a bottle and decide for yourself! After the harvest, we press our organic apples and allow them to slowly ferment for up to six months. We then carefully hand-fill and label each bottle and let it age for several weeks to properly condition. There are only two ingredients in our Orchard Gate Gold: Juice and Yeast . No artificial flavors or colours and - of course - no sulfite nor preservatives of any kind.  J.K.'s Northern Neighbor Saskatoon Cuvee- This delightful cider is made from Michigan apples and a unique Canadian prairie apple, the Saskatoon. This natural cider has been carefully fermented at Almar Orchards using our traditional methods. 
J.K.'S Cuvee Winterruption- Farmhouse Hard Cider To warm ourselves in the cold norther solstice we enjoy our winter cider. Lightly spiced with ethically traded cinnamon, vanilla and a wee drop of syrup from old Maple trees on the farm.












---
---



---

 
 


http://www.bnektar.com/ 
B Nektar Meadery- To boldly go where no meadery has gone before. To prove to you that the horrible mead your best friend made one time in college is NOT what a good mead should taste like. To show you that mead doesn't HAVE to be sweet. To educate you on the different styles of mead. To bring mead into the mainstream, but still maintain our integrity.

1481 Wordsworth - Suite B
Ferndale, Michigan
48220

           
(313) 744-6323


---

   THE CIDERS:

Zombie Killer Cherry Cyser- Apple cider with honey and tart cherry juice. In the Spring of 2011, we released an experimental new mead that would change history. Little did we know, that the concoction would have a devastating effect on the zombie population that has been plaguing the Earth. When we released this mead to the general public, the lines were out the door. When we ran out, a general panic set in. For the good of mankind, we are re-releasing this antidote to the public on November 4th and 5th at the meadery.
Backwoods Cyser- A cyser (pronounced: Size-er) is the name for a mead that is made with apple cider. We used fresh pressed, unfiltered Michigan apple cider and fermented it with local wildflower honey. We then aged this mead in 12 year old bourbon barrels for 1 1/2 years. The mead is the back sweetened with local star thistle and buckwheat honey.  Barrel Aged Dry Cyser- A dry mead made with apple cider and wildflower honey. We matured this mead in oak barrels for about a year to mellow the flavor and contribute to the body. 

---
---



---



http://beewellmeadery.com/ 
Bee Well Meadery- Our family has lived in the area between Clam Lake, Lake Bellaire, and Torch Lake for six generations. We have a special love of the area and we want to bring you the flavor of this spectacular spot. Our bees travel to local orchards and farms and create a honey that truly represents the flavors of Northern Michigan. We source our fruit as close to the meadery as possible by working with those same local farmers whose crops our bees helped to pollinate. We have a long family history of bottling delicious drinks. Our great great grandpa Bailey bottled water from a natural spring on the banks of Clam Lake. This fantastic water was sold throughout the community. His building still stands across from our childhood home and serves as a daily reminder to do grandpa proud. 

5245 Clam Lake Road
Bellaire, Michigan 
49615



---

   
THE CIDER: Heirloom Hard Cider- A blend of over 50 heirloom apple varieties from Michigan orchards come together to create our first batch of hard cider. Apples like Detroit Red, Yellow Sheepnose, Cinnamon Spice, Winter Banana, Nutmeg Pippin and Wolf River recall days of old when cider was America's drink of choice.

---
---



---
 Black Star Farms - Suttons Bay, MI



http://www.blackstarfarms.com/
Black Star Farms- Our varietal wines are of high character, acidity, and balance. Fruit is sourced from both our own vineyards and local grower-partners. This diversity allows us to obtain consistent quality across vintages. Our wines reflect this care from the premium Arcturos and Leorie Vineyard varietals to our sparkling, fruit, Sirius dessert and A Capella ice wines. Many are award winners and all represent the best efforts of our skilled winemaking team.
10844 East Revold Road
Suttons Bay, Michigan
49682

(231) 944-1270

---

 THE CIDERS:

Hard Apple Cherry Cider- This is a lovely sparkling, light-bodied, fruit wine. Not too sweet this semi-dry cider uniquely combines the fresh crisp flavors of local apples and cherries. Hard Apple Cider- This is a is a delightful cider made from a blend of eight different apples. When served cold this sparkling cider is aromatic and refreshing like a honeycrisp apple from the farm market!  Pear Wine-  Fresh, aromatic, ripe pear aromas mingle with a delicate spice on the palate. This fruit wine has balanced residual sweetness. The delicious taste of Northern Michigan.

---
---



---

 
Blake's Hard Cider Co.
 


http://www.blakefarms.com 
Blake Farms- is a family owned and operated orchard & cider mill rooted in strong family traditions and a commitment to excellence. Blake's Cidermill location started in 1946 & has since expanded to include Blake's Big Apple location & Blake's Almont. 66 years and counting! We're so proud to have served the Metro Detroit community since 1946. With 3 family-owned orchards, a cider mill, and 10,00 square feet of greenhouses, we've grown a little since our beginnings--thanks only to you!
 
17985 Armada Center Rd.
Armada, Michigan
48005


(586) 784-5343  

---
---

   THE CIDERS: after more than 60 years of sweet cider excellence Blake's is also now producing hard cider.

Blake's Hard Cider- 
Blake's Cider Gold and Delicious-  Blake's Cider Autumn Apple- 
Blake's Cider Gentlemen's Dry-  Blake's Flannel Mouth-  Blake's Beard Bender- 
Blake's Cranberry Apple Cider-  Blake's Winter Warmer-  Blake's Wayward Winter
Blake's Easy Peachy-   Blake's Cranberry Ale-   

---



---

Bowers Harbor Vineyards - Traverse City, MI



https://www.bowersharbor.com/index.php 
Bowers Harbor Vineyard- We are a boutique winery located in Northern Michigan on picturesque Old Mission Peninsula. Our cool-climate viticulture experience coupled with our hard work proves to produce superior quality. A visit to our quaint tasting room will afford you the opportunity to taste our sparkling wines, red wines, white wines, and view the quiet loveliness of Bowers Harbor. 
2896 Bowers Harbor Road
Traverse City, Michigan 
49686

(800) 616-7615
 

---
---
    
   THE CIDERS: 

Ice Cider- Made from seven different Michigan apples, pressed frozen to squeeze out the nectar and sugars of the apples. 
Appletage Port-Style Dessert Wine- Hand selected, post harvest apples, fermented, fortified, and barrel aged! Rich layers of apple, hints of toffee and caramel, nice viscosity with a sweet and oaky finish.  

---
---



---

Cherry Creek Winery - Brooklyn, MI



 http://www.cherrycreekwine.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sleepingbearwine
Cherry Creek Winery and Sleeping Bear Winery Farmhouse Cider- For over 100 years, four generations of Burtka’s have been making wines in this country for the enjoyment of their family and friends. Nestled in the Irish Hills, minutes from several lakes and Michigan International Speedway, John & Denise Burtka have created a new destination for wine lovers. Based on their European roots, they built a boutique winery that makes award winning wines, using old world hand crafting. 


11000 Silver Lake Hwy
Brooklyn, Michigan
49230

(517) 592-4663





















---
   
   THE CIDER:  
Sleeping bear Farmhouse Cider- Apples were fermented for this gently carbonated hard cider - a traditional farm favorite for generations of Michiganders. Be careful, you may never touch beer again.

---
---



---


 

http://www.countrymill.com/
Country Mill Winery- From it's humble beginnings in 1871 where the orchard was a u-pick only operation with the cash register consisting of a tin can nailed on top of a wooden fence post, our farm has grown considerably since then. The Tennes family (Bernie & Ann) "bought the farm" in 1971 with a desire to raise their children (only Michael at that time) on a farm instilling strong family values and work ethic. Bernie with a PhD in agricultural engineering couldn't leave his USDA work "at work" but instead our farm became his personal laboratory. Once idea lead to another, resulting in what you see today.

4648 Otto Road
Charlotte, Michigan
48813-9723

(517) 543-1019

---

   THE CIDERS:

Mighty Mac Hard Cider- sweet like apple cider but with a kick... Mighty Mac Apple Wine- is a dry apple wine, 12.5% abv  Mighty Mac- apple wine with maple syrup added.
Blueberry Mighty Mac- apple wine with blueberry juice.  Cherry Mighty Mac- is a sweet apple wine with a taste of tart cherries.   






---
---



---


crows hard cider
 
            http://www.crowshardcider.com
Crows Hard Cider- Our goal educating peoples taste buds on good hard cider. We are here to give you options when you go to your local watering hole, ask for us on draft if you do not see us and if you do see us on draft, enjoy! Crows Hard Cider starts with organic apples from the Northern Michigan region located on our estate..an estate like no other. The taste of our Cider is dry and tart, and semi sweet to tantalize your taste buds! Get yourself a pint and enjoy a relaxing sunset in front of the campfire with close friends, Or have a crazy party with tons of mixers and do not be afraid -- the Crow won't ruffle your feathers very hard!
9825 Engles Rd
Northport, Michigan
49670

(231) 392-5252

---

    THE CIDERS:

 "Ciderye" - a rye whiskey barrel aged hard cider. A light rye whiskey aroma, semi-dry to the tongue with a semi-sweet crisp apple finish.  "Hopped" - a hop-infused hard cider. A semi-dry hard cider with a grassy light bitter taste with a fresh apple finish.

---
---



---
 



http://www.douglasvalley.net/
Douglas Valley- Douglas Valley is truly a unique destination located in Manistee Michigan. Douglas Valley transforms a 640-acre historic fruit farm into a vast, sustainable vineyard community rooted in new ruralism. At the heart of Douglas Valley is a winery surrounded by rolling hills of orchards, vineyards and Lake Michigan view Our Tasting House offers our distinctive, award-winning Hard Ciders and Wines. Our Farm Market offers a unique variety of farm fresh organic produce June through October.
5375 Douglas Valley Drive
Manistee, Michigan
49660

(231) 887-3333

---

   THE CIDERS:

Stone House Dry Apple Cider- A light, crisp, Chardonney-like dry hard cider with a hint of apple flavor. Stone House Semi-Sweet Apple Cider- This favorite of the Stone House Ciders, has a sweet apple flavor that has a smooth yet complex taste, derived from a delicious mix of our organic apple varieties.
Stone House Semi-Dry Apple Cherry- Made with 80% apples and 20% cherries. The perfect wine for mulling. Stone House Sparling Apple Cider- Made with our very own organic apples, this cider retains delicious apple flavours within a refreshing crisp sparkle.
---



---




https://www.facebook.com/EastmansForgottenCiders 

Eastman Antique Apple and Hard Cider- This piece of land has been in our family for over 100 years and has operated as an orchard for the last 26 years. Today, the orchard boasts more than 1,000 varieties of apples and 3,000 trees. We love our apples and the rich diversity that they have. We realized a few years back that the diversity we have allowed us to make some really great hard ciders. Before deciding to go commercial Eastman Hard Cider won three silver and five bronze awards in 2012, one gold, three silver and eight bronze awards in 2013 and one gold, two silver and one bronze in 2014 at the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition - Noncommercial Division. There are now four varieties of hard cider made from those apples, two golden varieties and two red-fleshed varieties. Each cider contains just less than 7 percent alcohol by volume. 

1058 W Midland-Gratiot County Line Rd
Wheeler, Michigan

(989) 842-5576 


---

   THE CIDERS:

Rare Harvest- made primarily with Cox orange pippin and Holstein apples.  Windmill Watcher- which contains a blend of more than 50 apple varieties. 
Scarlet Russian- made with red-fleshed apples, such as Russian crab apples.  Mad Russian- made with red-fleshed apples, such as Russian crab apples. 

---
---



---
Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery  



http://fortyfivenorth.com/
Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery, located in the heart of beautiful Leelanau County, Michigan, is a family-owned producer of many award-winning wines. Located squarely on the famed 45th parallel, Forty-Five North uses its distinct location as the driving force behind its approach to crafting world-class wines that represent the region. Using grapes from estate and regional vineyards, everything is hand-crafted on-site with the ultimate goal of producing the most approachable, elegant wines possible. Aside from red and white varietals, they also make a variety of fruit wines sourced from locally-grown fruits like peaches and strawberries as well as experimental dessert wines such as 45 Gold, a bourbon-barrel-aged apricot wine.
8580 East Horn Road
Lake Leelanau, Michigan
49653

(231) 271-1188

---

   THE CIDERS: 

Hard Cider- Made with fresh-pressed organic antique apple varieties and fermented to dryness. Some juice is added back to give this cider just the right amount of sweetness. We carbonated and bottled it with a screw cap for a fresh apple cider flavor.  Pear Cider- Traditional pear cider made simply from fresh pears. 




---
---



---

Good Neighbor Organic Farm - Northport, MI


            http://www.goodneighbororganic.com/
Good Neighbor Organic- One of a kind location, come and visit or warm tasting room. The regions first (and only) totally Certified Organic Vineyard, Orchards & Winery and NOW Leelanau's FIRST Micro Brewery. Serving crafted beers made by Guest Brewers.  The farm has been selling Certified Organic products since 2001 and producing the first Organic Wines in 2007! We make five different flavors of hard cider; cherry pie, apple crisp, wild berry, peach and our most popular, chocolate cherry! Please come visit and chat with our staff about Organic Agriculture and taste our products.
9825 Engles Road,
Northport, MI 49670

(231) 386-5636


---
---

   THE CIDER: Apple Crisp Hard Cider

 Apple Crisp Hard Cider-  Cherry Pie-    Wild Berry- Sunset Peach- 
Chocolate Cherry Hard Cider- Sweet cherry cordial cider.
Quatro Loco Hard Cider- Coffee Hazelnut- Organic cider with hazelnuts and coffee.
Good Neighbor-

---
---



---

J. Trees Cellars
 

http://www.treeswines.com/
J. Trees Cellars-  is a small Michigan winery, crafting fine wines & ciders from estate grown fruit, as well as other high quality Michigan fruit.
703 E. Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh, Michigan
49286

(877) 304-3254

 


















---


   THE CIDERS:

Fuji Ice Cider- Apples frozen on the tree, harvested and pressed in January. This dessert wine, golden with color has aromas bursting with fresh picked apples. The perfect balance of sugar and acidity gives this wine a silky texture with a persistant, lingering finish of pure apple essence. Farmstead-  A crisp, refreshing dry cider, fermented by the wild yeast that occur naturally in the orchard. Enjoy complex flavors with citrus undertones. Made from the farm, for the farm. Cin-ful-  Cider fermented with cinnamon bark, resulting in the wonderful flavors of Grandma’s apple pie. This semi-sweet hard cider is full of flavor, rich mouthfeel and lingering nostalgia.

---
---



---

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. - Warren, MI


http://www.kbrewery.com/ 
Kuknhenn Brewing Co- For more than 30 years, the Kuhnhenn's ran a hardware store in Warren, but it wasn't long ago that economic challenges forced the family to come up with an innovative way to make money. That's when Eric Kuhnhenn decided to turn his lifelong dream of owning a brewery into a reality. Now a decade later, it turns out that the Kuhnhenn's are really good at making beer. They even won the Gold medal at the World Beer Cup in 2010. And since then have added meads, wine and cider to their inventory of great libations.

5919 Chicago Rd.
Warren, Michigan
48092

(586) 979-8361


---
---

   THE CIDERS:
 
Kuhnhenn Michigan Sour Green Apple Cider-  Kuhnhenn Pear Cider-  Kuhnhenn Raspberry Cider-

---
---



---
 


http://www.leftfootcharley.com/
Left Foot Charley owns no palatial estate. Our energy is focused on fermenting, aging, and bottling wine. We searched for a unique space to create wine from the region's most significant vineyards. After 11 years, we found this space - in the heart of Traverse City. The Village, formerly the Northern Michigan Asylum, is one of the most extensive historical restoration projects in America. See if you can find us.
806 Red Drive #100
Traverse City, Michigan
49684

(231) 995-0500

---

   THE CIDERS:

Ginger Aged Apple Cider- Ginger is such a versatile spice. It livens everything from wicked curries to warm christmas cookies. This summer I was drinking a lot of Ginger Ale (the good stuff from Northwoods Soda) and it got me thinking about how nicely ginger and apples could play together. So in the spirit of improv we made this great Ginger Cider.  Cinnamon Girl Hard Cider- Cinnamon and apples, each grown on land separated by great oceans and cultural divides, represent symbiosis in flavor. It is amazing that this flavor combination was ever discovered.

---
---



---
 Lehman's Orchard - Niles, MI


http://lehmansorchard.com/

Lehman's Orchard Michigan Fruit Wines and Supplies - All of our wines and concentrates are created with the taste of homegrown tree-ripened hand picked fruits and berries from our Orchard and are full of all of the flavor you have grown to love in our fresh fruit.

2280 Portage Road
Niles, Michigan
49120

(269) 683-9078

---

   THE CIDERS:

Honeycrisp Hard Apple Cider- Traditional Dry Crisp Hard Apple Cider  2009 & 2011 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Silver Medal Winner Apple Raspberry Hard Apple Cider- Semi-Sweet Hard Apple Cider with Raspberries 2010 Indy Wine Competition Gold Winner & 2011 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Bronze Medal Winner Apple Cherry Hard Apple Cider- Semi-Sweet Hard Apple Cider with Cherries
Apple Blueberry Hard Apple Cider- Semi-Sweet Hard Apple Cider with Blueberries 2010 Indy Wine Competition Bronze Winner Apple Blueberry Perry Pear Hard Apple Cider- Light carbonated, tangy, tart yet slightly sweet, delicious traditional Pear Cider Jonnyappleseed Wine - Semi-sweet pure apple wine. 12% Alcohol by volume.

---
---



---



 
http://libertystreetbeer.com/
Liberty Street Brewing Company-  began in concept back in 2006, and finally became a reality in the fall of 2008.  We provide an elegant atmosphere where people can enjoy a fine, hand crafted beer in Plymouth, Michigan’s historic Old Village. Our focus is to provide a large assortment of crafted, small batch ales and lagers through an exceptionally service oriented waitstaff.  We also offer a short list of regularly available food items during all hours of operation, and have special food items to be served during happy hour, weekends and special occasions. Liberty Street Brewing Company serves only the finest crafted beers, brewed in small amounts to ensure quality and maintain freshness.  We have the rare advantage of brewing and properly maturing lager style beers.  Lagers must be matured at lower temperatures and for extended amounts of time, a luxury that most small brewing facilities cannot afford.
149 W. Liberty St.
Plymouth, Michigan 
48170
 
(734) 207-9600


---

   
THE CIDERS:

Liberty Street Hard Cider-  made from the juice of four different apples and fermented with a white wine yeast to retain the flavor of the apple blend.
Liberty Street Cherry Cider-  Our regular Hard Cider blended with Michigan Balaton Cherries.

---
---



---
 


http://mcintoshorchards.com/

McIntosh Orchards was purchased by Bruce McIntosh in 1997 and the 76 acre property is home to 26 different varieties of apples, 14 of those are specific to the making of premium hard cider in the olde world tradition. The property is also producing peaches and pears. The orchard has been planted from the 1860's. Come and visit our orchard and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

6431 107th Avenue
South Haven, Michigan
49090

(708) 878-3734

---
   THE CIDERS:  

Traditional Olde World Style Hard Cider- 
Pear Wine-
Iced Apple Cider- 

---



---


Meckley's Flavor Fruit Farm - Somerset Center, MI


http://www.flavorfruitfarm.com/meckleys-cidery/ 

Meckley's Flavor Fruit Farm- We have been hand crafting artesian ciders for over 50 years. Each bottle contains a unique blend of hand-picked apples from our orchards to create a truly irresistible brew. Enjoy – with friends, and often. Our cider press is a “rack and cloth” style press, which have been around for over 100 years. There are very few of this style presses still used today. The press takes at least 3 individuals to operate and creates small batches of approximately 100 + gallons of cider. Production varies depending on apple blend and the time of the season. Our process is very “old school” and we believe that is what makes our cider so unique.

11025 S. Jackson Road
Somerset Center, Michigan
49282

(517) 688-3455


---

   THE CIDERS:

Sweet “6” was named after the Meckley children, six in all and each with their own personality – just like our ciders. This blend changes from season to season and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Served thoroughly chilled or enjoy it mulled with a bit of spiced rum. 46’ Dodge is a Bourbon barrel aged blend that has a smooth smoky – oak flavor. This cider is meant to be sipped or served over ice like a nice whiskey. If you like a smooth glass of scotch with your favorite cigar then this is one you have to try.   The Shaker is a blend of our hand crafted hard cider and just the right amount of the finest cherry juice to create a refreshing and fun drink. Enjoy this lightly carbonated brew thoroughly chilled, with friends and often. 
Bushwhacker is a blend of our hand crafted hard cider and just the right amount of the finest blueberry juice. Made in small batches and only available for a limited time, when this is gone, it’s gone like summer sunsets it won’t last long. Enjoy this lightly carbonated brew thoroughly chilled, with friends and often. Summer Sweat is the perfect summer drink, crisp and refreshing. This is the “grown-up” lemonade made with a special blend of our award winning hard cider and a hint of fresh lemon juice. Sweet and sassy is what this brew will turn you into. This cider is a must for any summer outing. Farmhouse Select is our original blend of hard cider. This semi-sweet cider is created in small batches from special hand-picked varieties of old school apples directly off of our farm. This cider pairs great with all kinds of cheese, fish and chicken. Serve thoroughly chilled with friends and often.

---
---



---
 


http://motorcitybeer.com/
Motor City- Since our beginning in 1994, MCBW has been committed to producing hand-crafted superior quality beer. Our beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized assuring maximum freshness & delicious flavor Naturally! We hope you enjoy our labors as we contribute to the genuinely original exports of Detroit’s Cultural Center. A century of art, literature, music & now Beer!


470 West Canfield
Detroit, Michigan
48201

(313) 832-2700

---

   THE CIDERS:

Hard Cider- is a blend of five cider apples grown in Northern Michigan. We brew this cider with an authentic English cider yeast, a bit of Michigan beet sugar to boost the gravity and raisins to increase the tannins for a rich, dry rounded body. Perry- We brew this perry with an authentic French cider yeast, a bit of Michigan beet sugar to boost the gravity and raisins to increase the tannins for a rich, dry rounded body. Blueberry Perry- We brew this Perry with an authentic French champagne yeast, a bit of honey to boost the gravity for a rich, crisp rounded body.
---



---
 Northern Natural Winery - Traverse City, MI


            http://www.northernnaturalwinery.com/
Northern Natural Organics and Northern Natural Winery and Cider House- is comprised of a small group of northern Michigan family farmers committed to growing and marketing premium organic and natural produce, juices, wines and hard ciders. The Northern Natural Winery and Cider House specializes in premium quality fruit wines and certified organic hard ciders made with local certified organic fruits. We support more then 7 certified organic farms making the highest quality wines and organic hard ciders. We care about the health of our consumers as well as our environment. Enjoy Pure Michigan Wine at Northern Natural Winery
324 East Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan
49686

(231) 943-1078

---

   THE CIDERS:

Orange Blossom- Off Dry. Citrus notes, warm red apples, vanilla, cinnamon.
Traditional Style Hard Cider- semi dry- carefully selected premium varieties of Northern Michigan Heirloom apples. Our delicious hard cider is crisp, clean apple flavor pressed at Northern Natural Production site.   Iced Apple Cider- Sweet. A rare dessert wine, Northern Natural is one of two North American wineries to make this type of Apple Wine. Hand selected variety of certified organic heirloom apples. Thick and rich concentrated apple flavors with a sweet taste from start to finish.
Cherry Apple Hard Cider-  semi sweet. A pretty rose petal color and light cherry aroma, a moving effervescence on your palate followed with natural cherry and apple fruit flavors. Local Certified Organic Michigan Montmorency tart cherries and a blend of our Local Heirloom Apple varieties. Blueberry Apple Hard Cider-  semi dry. Our blueberry apple has playful characteristics, sweet on the nose and semi dry on your palette. Our cider is very clean, crisp, & refreshing.  Wild Blueberries and a blend of local Heirloom Apples. Elderberry Apple Hard Cider-  semi dry
The juicy, deep purple fruit of local elderberries offers an herbal aroma. The bitter taste from the tannins in the berries is balanced on your palette with our blend of local Heirloom Apple varieties.
Lavender Apple Hard Cider-  semi dry
A delicate romance between lavender and apples brings you a lavender bouquet aroma with a slow dance of apple on your palette. Our local hierloom are blended with hint of lavender.
Cranberry Ginger- Semi Sweet. Warm fruit flavors, lightly spicy.
 

---
---



---

sites/default/files/Nomad.jpg


http://www.northpeakbeer.com/nb/indexr
North Peak Brewing- The highest quality ingredients and passion of Brew Masters Mike Hall and Ron Jeffries help to insure every bottle of North Peak beer is brewed to perfection. Everything we do is designed to create ales of outstanding art and flavor. Every beer is brought to life through labor and love. We strive to create beers to lighten the spirit and soothe the soul. Sharing these beers with... you is our greatest honor.

13512 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, Michigan
49684

(734) 661-4720


---

   THE CIDER: Nomad - Dry Hard Cider- Wander no longer, your true Northern Michigan Hard Cider is here! North Peak’s Nomad is a Dry Hard Cider with a fresh cut apple aroma, full body and dry finish. Nomad is the perfect combination of craft and nature. Multiple apple varieties round out a mouthful of fresh apples and crisp nose that is remarkably refreshing. It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula using locally grown apples.

---
---



---
 Northville Winery



http://thenorthvillewinery.com/
The Northville Winery has been in business for over 20 years. It was started by Vern Bodker and his son Chris as a small supplemental income to the cider business. It was sold to Cheryl and Rob Nelson, and Diane and Mel Jones along with the Cider Mill in 1991. Robb and Carina Nelson took over running the winery 5 years ago and have been expanding the winery ever since. The winery produces several alcoholic wines, hard ciders flavors and one non-alcoholic, sparkling cider. The Northville Winery has been inside the Northville Cider Mill since its creation. It has been a important part of the community for a long time. A place where friends and family gather Fall after Fall. Now, the winery is expanding and adding a second tasting room that will be open all year long. Still on the cider mill property we have added more space for our customers to taste, drink and purchase bottles of their favorite wines and ciders.
630 Baseline Road
Northville, Michigan
48167

(248) 320-6507

---

   THE CIDERS: 
  
Loomer Eclipse- Our driest hard cider, made with 10 different kinds of apples Crimson Dew 6.5%- Cherry Hard Cider made with Michigan Balaton cherry juice. Half Nelsen- Hopped Hard Cider, fermented with half Cascade hops and half Sauvin Nelson hops
Blue River 6.5% - Blueberry hard cider   Red Ruckus 6.5% - Raspberry hard cider   BBC-  Our Bourbon Barrel Cider! If you are a Bourbon fan you must try this hard cider.
Rockin Cock-  This is our signature hard cider! It won a double gold metal in 2012 and is a standard cider.    

---


---



---

The Peoples Cider Co. - Grand Rapids, MI

 http://www.thepeoplescider.com/
The Peoples Cider Company- Jason Lummen pressed the apples at a local farm for his first batch of cider in 2002. After enjoying the success of those initial rounds of five gallon batches Jason purchased his first fifty-gallon fermenter; which his wife welcomed into the kitchen of their one-bedroom apartment in Heartside. As years passed his friends and family had the opportunity to taste the cider Jason was producing. Encouraged by their accolades and having been fortunate enough to have had time immersed in a European cider drinking culture, Jason developed a dry drinkable cider that is a fresh take on craft beverages in West Michigan. In June of 2011, on his son's first birthday Jason incorporated The Peoples Cider Company with the goal of creating a premium dry cider.
P.O. Box 6005
Grand Rapids, Michigan
49516

(616) 322-7805

---
   THE CIDERS:

Bourbon Barrel Aged- available on draft.
Morrison's Jig- This strong cider weighing in at 13% ABV was aged in bourbon for 6 months.

---
---



---

Petoskey Brewing - Petoskey, MI


 
http://petoskeybrewing.com/
Petoskey Brewing- The building known as the “Old Brewery” was first completed in 1898 and was used to brew Petoskey Sparkle beer until 1915. Since closing in 1915, the brewery building has served as retail shops, as warehousing and perhaps even as a goat barn. It wasn't until 2012, under the new ownership of and complete renovation by Patrick Dowd and Lou Gostinger, that beer once again flowed within the walls of the “Old Brewery”.  A Michigan Microbrewery. Join us in our Tap Room to experience made-on-premiss hand-crafted beer and light food offerings!

1844 M-119 (Harbor-Petoskey Rd.)
Petoskey, Michigan
49770

(734) 661-4720


---

   THE CIDER: Red Brick Hard Cider, A traditional semi-sweet hard cider made with a unique blend of Michigan apples.  It’s slightly spicy and has a fresh apple aroma.  Hard cider is gluten-free.

---
---



---



 http://rebeljack.com/
Rebel Jack- It’s been a long time in the works, but Rebel Jack is now ready to sell a handcrafted hard cider! And, it’s awesome! This is not a watered down sweet cider commonly available from mass producers. Rebel Jack hard cider is made from 100% apple juice from local suppliers, including the Dexter Cider Mill. It is fermented to complete dryness. Then it is bottle conditioned, in the same way as craft beer, to naturally produce the carbonation. This process produces a brilliant golden colored sparkling hard cider with an amazing flavor and aroma of apples. The dryness is very well balanced with the apple flavor, making it very easy to drink and enjoy anytime with any meal. But, it’s best enjoyed with close friends. 

Dexter Township, Michigan

(734) 761-7702 

---

   THE CIDERS:

Rebel Jack Hard Apple Cider- Handcrafted small batch dry hard cider. Made from 100% apple juice from local suppliers. Bottle conditioned to naturally produce carbonation. Golden color, sparkling and naturally clear. Beautiful aroma and flavor of apples.  Rebel Jack Cristo 120- Handcrafted small batch dry cyser (apple honey wine). A bright, crisp and golden colored wine with the slight aroma of the apple orchard. 

---
---



---
Robinette's - Grand Rapids, MI 



http://robinettes.com/
Robinettes Apple Haus- Jim Robinette built a cider mill on our farm in 1971. We make fresh cider starting the Tuesday after Labor Day, and continue through April or early May. We use a blend of apples which changes as the season progresses, always striving for a balance of sweet and tart. You may watch cider being made throughout the fall, and about once a week in the winter. We treat our cider with a UV Light process to prevent possible bacterial contamination. We feel it produces a better cider than a heat pasteurization process does. We use no preservatives and no additives, so our cider is 100 percent pure apple! Our cider is also the starting point for our apple-based wines and hard ciders.  The UV Light treatment removes almost all natural yeasts from cider, providing an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to make their own apple wine or hard cider. We make several extra batches of cider in early November every year to freeze for sale in the summer.  Our cider season never ends!
3142 4 Mile Road NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
49525

(616) 361-7180

---

   THE CIDERS:

Brazilla's Brew Hard Cider- It is dry with a champagne finish.   Cyser-  A blend of apple & honey wine, flavored with dates and raisins. Made here at the farm, this is a special treat.
Apple Wine-  Apple Cherry Hard Cider-  

---
---



---

the Round Barn Winery - Baroda, MI



http://www.roundbarnwinery.com/index.php 
Round Barn Winery- The Round Barn (formerly know as Heart of the Vineyard) is a winery, distillery and brewery! Family owned & operated The Round Barn is based on a spirited and educational atmosphere featuring quality, hand-crafted products. They proudly use local produce from area orchards, vineyards and farms in the production of its fifty different varietals, brandies, vodka and beers. Select, hand-crafted wines are the hallmark of winemaker Matt Moersch who maintains strict quality standards with a hands-on approach and commitment to old world standards taught to him by his father Rick.

10983 Hills Road
Baroda, Michigan
49101

(800) 716-9463

---
 
   THE CIDER: Farm Market Apple Wine- a new take on a top-seller. We put together a secret blend of "Heirloom apples" that have an unmistakable apple flavor complete with a touch of cinnamon on the finish. Wonderful in the fall chilled or warmed up with Mulling Spices.

---
---



---

Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill - Ada, MI

       http://www.sietsemaorchards.com/
Sietsema Orchards- is committed to providing good quality produce, and at the same time providing you, the consumer, with a farm experience that we hope you enjoy. Cool, crisp, and refreshing, Sietsema's Hard Cider is a hand-crafted delight. Starting with premium apples and ending with a superior cider, every batch is tested to ensure the quality that you have come to expect. So sit back, relax, and pop open a bottle of a cool fall day in Michigan, bottled up for your enjoyment year-round.
8540 2 Mile Road NE

Ada, Michigan
49301

(616) 676-5584


---

   THE CIDERS:

Red Label For those who like their cider sweet. We stop fermentation just in time to retain the apples' residual sugars; and you get a complex blend of citrusy sweetness with an underlying dryness with notes of pineapple and banana.  Orange Label After letting our Yellow Label mature in an oak bourbon barrel, it comes out Orange: a smoother, earthier cider with less dryness and more complexity for the cider connoisseur.  Yellow Label Our take on the traditional American cider. We use champagne yeast to give our Yellow Label a carbonated kick, resulting in a full-bodied beverage that is dry, tart and just a little sweet. 

---
---



---
 


http://spicerswinery.com/
Spicers Winery and Carriage House Cellars- The Spicer family has been growing fruit in southeastern Michigan for five generations. The first farm was near Detroit and fruit was taken by horse and wagon downtown. The first market that we have pictures of was located near the corner of Grand River road and Novi road. Spicer's Carraige House Cellars was established in 2009 by the Spicer and Cartwright family.  The winery is located inside the farm market at Spicer Orchards.  This offers a romantic setting with the trees of the apple orchard. Summer, Fall, or Winter the aura of the winery changes with the seasons of feeling of the orchard.  You can walk in the vineyard behind the market or view our distillary along with the cider press.
10411 Clyde Road
Fenton, Michigan
48430

(810) 632-7692

---

   THE CIDERS:

Sweet William's Hard Cider- Full-flavored, crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation. Sweet William's Cherry Hard Cider- Has a very rich taste like the flavor of amber.  This unique blend is a a must have.
Cider House Reserve-  This cider has a unique nutmeg and cinnamon flavor that just feels like the fall.
2011 Desert Apple Wine-  A very sweet wine with a golden apple flavor.  Very smooth to the pallette, this wine flows with a balanced flavor.
---



---

St. Julian Winery - Paw Paw, MI



http://www.stjulian.com/index.cfm
St. Julian Winery-  Michigan's oldest, largest and most award winning winery! For over 92 years, the Winery now known as St. Julian Wine Co., Inc. has produced award-winning products. From the first shoots of the Michigan spring through the harvest and barrel tasting of late fall, the family tradition that has flourished transforms grapes to wine, fruit to nectar, as passion and science converge bottle after bottle, case after case.


 
716 S. Kalamazoo St.
Paw Paw, Michigan
49079

(269) 657-5568

 

---
---

   
THE CIDER: Gunga Din Hard Cider- Made from Golden Delicious and Gala apples, this is the true essence of fresh Michigan Apple Cider! It has the perfect amount of crispness with a touch of sweetness for that hot summer day.

---
---



---




http://starcutciders.com/ 
Starcut Ciders- Growing up in Northern Michigan where orchards abound, many of us have the memory of Grandma plucking a juicy apple from the tree, and cutting it in half for the perfectly sized morning snack. This reveals a perfect star – hence the term starcut. The seeds exposed through a starcut, are not true to type. In other words, those seeds will create a different type of apple than the type they came from. This unique and serendipitous process serves as inspiration for our ciders. They too, have endless possibilities, a mix of traditional and experimental – they push the boundaries of what cider can be.

121 N Bridge St,
Bellaire, Michigan
49615














---
---


   THE CIDERS: 

Aurora Borealis- A sweet cider made from apples picked and pressed while frozen, and then aged in Bourbon Barrels for 9 months.

Moonage Daydream- A late season blend of apples from Friske Orchards, aged in medium toasted White Oak barrels.  Magpie- A sweet cider made exclusively with Jonathan apples from Boals Orchards. 
Funkadelic Facemelter- A dry cider with high acid levels made exclusively with Rhode Island Greenings from Boals Orchards. 

Johnny Five- A medium sweet blend featuring Rhode Island Greenings from Boals Orchards. 

Jasper’s Astro- Semi-dry blend of a White Oak aged Perry and a cider made with apples from Boals Orchards. 
Radio Friendly- A sweet cider made with a late season blend from Friske Orchards.  Rustic Sheen- A medium sweet blend of Jonathan apples from Boals Orchards and Ida Reds from Friske Orchards.  Memento- is a semi dry cider with a clear yellow color and soft fruit and wine-like aromas. 
Tabula Rasa- A pale orange medium sweet cider blended with apples from Altonen and King Orchards.  White Skies- A sweet golden colored Perry fermented with English Ale yeast and aged in White Oak barrels.  Navi- is a semi dry cider made with Rhode Island Greening and Jonathan apples from Boals Orchard. 
Blazar- is a semi sweet blend of Rhode Island Greening and Jonathan apples from Boals Orchard.  Pixie Stick- Semi dry blend of Greening apples and Johnathan apples from Boals orchards, that was fermented with a Belgian yeast.  Dundela- is a semi dry cider made with Macintosh apples from Altonen Orchards. 
Minerva- is a semi dry cider made from Ida Red apples from Friske Orchards.  Octorok- is a semi dry, light bodied cider with delicate pear-like aromas made from a blend of Greening Apples and Jonathan apples.   

---
---



---

Tasting Room
 
  

http://www.stoneyacreswinery.net/home.html
Stoney Acres Winery- a small boutique winery, was established in 1999 in Alpena, Michigan. The business began by providing beer and wine equipment and ingredients for the home beer and wine maker while the signature wines were being carefully produced from fruit grown by local farms.
4268 Truckey Road
Alpena, Michigan 49707

(989) 356-1041

---

   THE CIDERS: 

Apple Wine- Produced from a blend of apples hand picked from Knaebe’s Apple Orchard located in Northeastern Michigan. Available in Dry, Semi-Dry, and Semi-Sweet. Pear Wine- A crisp white wine produced from a blend of pears grown and hand picked in Northern Michigan.  Available in Semi-Dry and Semi-Sweet. 

---
---



---
 


http://tandemciders.com/
Tandem Ciders- As apples come in all different shapes, size, and flavors, Tandem Ciders hopes to capture and bottle all the mystery, splendor, and diversity of the apple in our ciders. Our ciders will also reflect character of the land where the apples are grown. Native Americans aptly named Leelanau Peninsula, which is translated as “Land of Delight.” Tandem Ciders aims to establish a similar tradition in Leelanau County. We use Michigan apples in our ciders and work closely with neighboring growers that produce the fruit. We sell our product where the apples are grown, promoting the farmers and the valuable agricultural land of Leelanau County, as well as the cider itself. Our tasting room is a place that stresses the importance of the region, the significance of community, and a warm and comforting atmosphere that fosters communication and camaraderie. By demonstrating the tangible relationships between the land, apples, and the cider, Tandems Ciders encourages patrons to appreciate the essential connection between these entities.
2055 North Setterbo Road
Suttons Bay, Michigan
49682

(231) 271-0050

---
 
   THE CIDERS:

Farmhouse- Stayman Winesap and Northern Spy, Available Summer 2011. Classic Dry

Scrumpy Little Woody- A little of this and a little of that. In old-school England, when asked about their scrumpy recipes, cidermakers often included a ripe cock's leg or a foreleg of an old sheep. We assure you that no animals were harmed in the making of our scrumpy.

Crabster- Nine vaieties of dessert apples and three varieties of crab apples. Take a walk on the crabby side with this dry, slightly tannic cider.
Cidre Royal-  MacIntosh, Northern Spy, Rhode Island Greening, IdaRed, Golden Delicious, and Winter Banana
A cider fit for a king.  This deeply colored and flavored cider weighs in at 9% alcohol.
Honey Pie-  A blend of IdaRed, Rhode Island Greening and Northern Spy. A delightful cider sweetened with a bit of honey from Julius Kolarik’s bees. Pretty Penny-  A blend of over thirty varieties of cider and antique apples. At the end of the season, Mr. Kilcherman cleans up his barn and we get all those unique apples.
Early Day- Fameuse, Golden Russet, Ida Red, Red Delicious, Sheep’s Nose, and Cortland. The complexity of this blend will keep you sipping and trying to determine which variety makes this cider so darn good. Smackintosh-  McIntosh, Rhode Island Greening, and Northern Spy. Everything's better with a little Smack. This crowd pleaser is sweet and tart with full apple flavor. Sweetheart- Jonathan, Rhode Island Greening, and Red Delicious. Perfect cider for those in love... with cider at least. Slightly sweet and crisply tart--is that citrus in the nose?
Ida Gold- IdaRed, Rhode Island Greening, and Yellow Delicious. Pale gold shining in the sun. Is there anything better on the beach than cider? Pomona- goddess of the orchard. Pommeau is made by blending apple brandy and sweet cider then aging the mixture in oak barrels. Our brandy is distilled from our hard cider. Sweet and delicious, Pomaona is 17% alcohol. 

---
---



---






https://www.facebook.com/TexasCornersBrewingCompany/info 
Texas Corners Brewing Company- Bill Schultz says, “I did some traveling a few years ago, and I found really good hard cider in the United Kingdom, way better than ours in the United States. So I thought, why not us? Why not here? If anyone should be doing hard cider in this area, it should be us.” In total, the farm now covers 500 acres, but started with only 80 acres in 1951, when family patriarch Victor Schultz, a WWII fighter pilot, and his wife Dorothy heard about the farm’s success with a peach harvest during a summer when others’ crops failed. The Schultz family has been growing and diversifying ever since. 

6970 Texas Dr.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
49009

(269) 668-3724



---

   
THE CIDERS:

TCBC Apple Hard Cider TCBC Apple-Dry Hard Cider  TCBC Apple-Cherry Hard Cider 

---
---



---
 



http://www.ujhardcider.com/
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery- In 1918 our family built the Fruit House as a place to store and package fresh fruit for the wholesale market. We specialized in apples, but also grew peaches, cherries, strawberries, and raspberries. After wholesaling, we used the Fruit House as a packing facility and a retail outlet. Later it became the farm workshop and remained that for the last 20+ years. The Winery features a combination of Fruit, and traditional Grape wines, along with Carbonated, Dessert and other specialty wines. In addition to the wines, be sure to try one of the Farmhouse Ciders.
8614 North US 127
St. John's, MIchigan
48879

(888) 562-4337

---

   THE CIDERS:

Apple Hard Cider- Full-flavored, crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation. Its award-winning flavor comes from apples grown just steps from our winery. Perry- Our Pear Hard Cider was made from juicy Bartlett Pears grown right here in Michigan. Semi-dry and sparkling with carbonation, it’s uncommonly refreshing. Rose- A unique, dry rosé cider, made from red fleshed apples. This cider is a limited edition, be sure to get it now!
Apple Cherry- We start with farm-fresh Apple Hard Cider, then use a special family recipe and mix in Michigan Cherry Juice. This carbonated blush brings together Michigan’s best tastes.
Melded-  Made from traditional American and English apples, this cider has a soft tannic bite and crisp acidity.
Baldwin-  A crisp and fruity cider made from Baldwin apples. First introduced in 2009, it was a consumer favorite.
Russett-  A crisp and fruity blend of many russett apples.
Cinnamon Apple- Spicy blend of Apple & Cinnamon
Cranberry Apple-  Sweet/tart blend of our traditional Apple Hard Cider with the addition of Cranberry Juice.
Apricot Apple-  This is a sweeter blend of our traditional Appel Hard Cider blended with apricot juice. Apple Blueberry-  This is a sweeter blend of our traditional Apple Hard Cider blended with blueberry juice. Cyser-  We have blended our Apple Wine with Michigan Wildflower Honey. This wine has subtle hints of melon, honey and spice.

---
---



---
 Vander Mill - Spring Lake, MI


http://www.vandermill.com/
At Vander Mill Ciders, you can experience it all. Fun for the whole family...or a great evening out with friends! Open pretty much all year round, there is always something new and exciting going on. Fresh handcrafted ciders, hard ciders, wines, beer, donuts, pies....there's just too much to name! We press our cider using the very best blend of high quality Michigan apples. Once pressed, the juice is never pasteurized and we never add sugar or preservatives. Our cider is literally pure apple juice!
14921 Cleveland Street
Spring Lake, Michigan
49456

(616) 842-4337

---

   THE CIDERS:

Hard Apple- Traditional Hard Cider-  is a semi-sweet cider. We use a unique blend of Michigan apples to balance acidity and fresh apple flavors. This is a very approachable cider that is lightly carbonated and should be served cold in a pint glass.  Blue Gold- Apple Blueberry Cider-  When creating products from Michigan fruits it seems natural to include Michigan blueberries. They add a nice fruity flavor to the cider. Like our other hard ciders, this one is not too sweet or overpowering.   Totally Roasted-  Beginning with our traditional hard apple cider we then steep candied pecans. We make our own cinnamon roasted pecans that bring vanilla, cinnamon, and a nuttyness to this product that makes it a truly unique cider. Totally Roasted is semi-.sweet with a tart finish. 

---
---



---

Virtue Cider - Fennville, MI

http://virtuecider.com/
 
Virtue Cider-  We believe in Slow Food’s mission and all that it represents. The Slow Food directive of Good, Clean and Fair shapes our guiding principles. Our mission, then, is to be that and more in all we do. Virtue works in partnership with local farmers, using the highest quality Midwestern heirloom apples, to produce ciders that combine old world traditions with modern craft cider fermentation and aging techniques. Our cider house is located in Fennville, Michigan.
2170 62nd Street
Fennville, Michigan
49408

(773) 868-6878 

---

   
THE CIDERS:

RedStreak is a proper English style draft cider. With its hazy lemon hue, scent of ripe apples and just a touch of oak, RedStreak has a crisp, tart finish that pairs perfectly with your favorite mature cheddar. First discovered in Herefordshire in the 1630s, the Redstreak bittersharp apple produced a cider so delicious it was deemed to be ‘fit for kings.’  Lapinette- unfiltered French Norman style cidre brut, Lapinette is fermented with saison yeast, is aged in French Cabernet Franc wine barrels and, like RedStreak before it, will be available only as a draft selection across the Chicago area.  The Percheron- In Normandy, France, cider has been made on the farm for over a thousand years. Apples were carried from orchard to barn by cart, drawn by a big, grey horse--a percheron. The apples were milled and pressed into juice through straw--driven by that same horse--then fermented with wild yeast in used wine barrels. The resulting farm cider, or cidre fermier, was rustic and complex, with notes of both the farm and barrel. Percheron Cidre Fermier is dedicated to the big, beautiful horse of Normandy. Like its French cousin, it bears the unmistakable scent of the farm, a strong body, and a gentle finish. 
Sidra de Nava is a tart, lemony Spanish-style sidra. The Asturias region produces 80% of the Sidra in Spain, and the Asturian summer is something to behold. The skies are clear and blue, the cafés full, and Sidra reigns supreme. Every café and Sidrería pours it – either 'thrown' from a bottle or pipa (pitcher) held high overhead or straight from the kupela (barrel). Afternoon drinking under those blue skies leads to long nights of music, dancing and of course, more Sidra. The climax of the summer is the Festival de la Sidra in the village of Nava, held each July. Virtue's Sidra de Nava is more tart than the dry ciders of England or funky cidre from France. Its lemony nose and bracingly tart dry finish are a happy intersection of cider, dry white wine and fresh squeezed lemonade. It's the most refreshing of drinks, pure sunshine in a glass.
The Mitten- When the leaves fall, there’s a chill in the air and the evening greedily takes hours from daylight, we stand strong and embrace the wintertime. It’s a time of rich foods, roaring fires and our favorite sweaters. Drinks change from refreshing to intense and satisfying. The Mitten is a Winter cider, a blend of last season's best, aged in bourbon barrels, with the new season’s fresh pressed apple juice. Straight cider, aged for 3 seasons, finds notes of vanilla, caramel and charred American oak, balanced with the best of the orchard, over-ripe apples and their sweet, tart, earthy juice. Many barrels are filled, but only a small portion, the very smoothest, will find their way into The Mitten. We love wintertime, especially when we have The Mitten to keep us warm and happy through the long, cold night.  Ledbury is an old market town in Herefordshire, England – full of historic inns and pubs, and a beautiful, half-timber Market House dating back to 1617. It sits between the rivers Wye and Severn, surrounded by orchards growing cider apples. My first visit to Ledbury was as a brewer, to buy English hops in the autumn of 2007. I returned in 2011, a newly minted Cider-maker, to meet Tom Oliver. Tom makes traditional cider and perry in Ocle Pynchard, Herefordshire, to my palate among the very best. The Ledbury Cider is an English-style medium cider – not too dry, not too sweet. A blend of old world bittersweet apples and new world heirloom varieties are fermented with native yeast, adding a bit of farminess to the ripe apple nose. 
Cidre Nouveau- celebrates these sensations of fall and the promise of an autumn harvest ready to be fulfilled. Released each November, this young, dry, and vibrant sparkling cider is a worthy addition to the harvest treasures that will line your holiday table.
   

---
Website Builder