Announcing the December Cider Share! Four seasonal selections to fill your stocking (or belly) this holiday season! Pickup will be available at the Wassail on December 15th, or at the Cider Garden from 12-3PM the same day. You may also pick up your share at the Cider Garden the following weekends, but keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for altered holiday hours! If you’d like to join the Cider Share, it is $40 to receive all 4 ciders and there are a host of other great benefits you can read about here!
Pelure de Pomme
Our goal was to produce a cider in the style of a red wine. Most ciders, like most white wines, have minimal skin contact. We fermented this cider on the apple skins. We then soaked the cider on the skins for an extended time to increase extraction of body and tannin. The resulting cider is beautiful–a pronounced expression of the earthy Winesap and the fruity Albemarle Pippins with structured body and a long finish.
9 % ABV | 375mL Bottle
Oak Barrel Reserve
Aging for 12 months in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels produces a full-bodied cider with intense aromas of caramel, vanilla, and toasted oak. Bright fruit flavors (crisp apple, pear, brandied cherries) give way to butterscotch and toffee with complex tannins in the finish.
9.5% ABV | 19.2oz Crowler
Lush flavors of cherries and fresh Virginia apples are beautifully complemented by the alluring aroma of Madagascar vanilla beans. Two different varieties of cherries add a distinct jammy flavor to the acidity of Rome and York apples. Whole vanilla beans are steeped in cider and aged in oak barrels before blending back with the cherry infused cider.
6.9% ABV | 4 pack, 12oz Cans
Pale gold and effervescent with pronounced fruit aroma hinting of peach and melon. Bright acidity with aromatic intensity from Gold Rush, Albemarle Pippin, and Old Virginia Winesap apples.
8.5% ABV | 750mL Bottle