Are you a fan of apple cider? Richmond is full of cideries showcasing the fruity beverage that ranges in flavor from sweet to dry. With product from around Virginia, these venues often feature events, entertainment and engaging programs as well as food to draw in visitors for a refreshing beverage in various settings with outdoor seating from urban to rural or the beverages to go.
Richmond-area Apple Cideries
•Blue Bee Cider – 1320 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA – (804) 231-0280 🍏 Blue Bee Ciders are made with rare and heirloom Virginia apples prized for their tannin, acidity, and flavor. Events include tastings, cheese pairings. https://www.bluebeecider.com/
Try Blue Bee Cider’s “Big Night In – Valentine’s Day Edition” comes equipped with 25 oysters from Rogue Oysters; cheese, meat, and baguette from Truckle Cheesemongers; Harvest Ration infused chocolates by @TMadeChocolates; a 750ml bottle of Petit Manchurian and two champagne flutes.
🍎Bryants Cider – 2114 E Main St., Richmond, VA 23223 – Small Batch Brut Hard Ciders
🍎 •Buskey Cider – 2910 W. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA, 23230 – (804) 355-0100 – Busky Cider is located in an architecturally-unique, old Richmond train car loading building in Scott’s Addition, melding the old Richmond industrial charm to sleek modern/minimalist design while focusing on up-cycling and reclaiming. You can visit Busky Cider to learn about cider, sample small release batches, or mingle and have a few pints with friends. www.buskeycider.com/age
🍎 •Courthouse Creek Cider has two locations The Farm at Maidens: 1581 Maidens Road, Maidens, Virginia (804) 556-0726 ~ and ~ in the city in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood, 3300 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia* *Entrance is around back through the alley.(804) 543-3157. Dedicated to growing heirloom cider apples with minimal intervention, Courthouse Creek Cider’s two locations rely on the red clay of Goochland, Virginia and the James River breezes benefit their cider apples. They source all apples locally.
Cideries beyond the Richmond Area include:
•Albemarle CiderWorks, North Garden, VA
•Big Fish Cider, Co., Monterey, VA
•Blue Toad Hard Cider – Afton, Virginia
•Bold Rock Hard Cider – Nellysford, VA
•Bryant’s Cider – Roseland, VA
•Castle Hill Cider – Keswick, VA
•Coyote Hole Ciderworks – Mineral, VA
•Old Hill Cider – Timberville, VA
•Potter’s Craft Cider – Free Union, VA
•Sly Clyde Ciderworks – Hampton, VA
•Wild Hare Hard Cider – Leesburg, VA
•Winchester Ciderworks – Winchester, VA
•The Winery at Kindred Pointe – Jackson, VA
Save the date for Cider Week Virginia November 2021 where anyone can join eleven cideries in celebrating Virginia’s craft beverage through a weeklong series of events including festivals, pop-up tastings, tours, workshops, and more. Visit http://ciderweekva.com/ for updates and a complete calendar of events.
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More things to do in and around Richmond:
- Richmond area farmers markets
- Pick your own orchards and farms around Richmond
- Visit Richmond MetroZoo
- The Ultimate List of RVA Parks and Playgrounds
- RVA Dog-Friendly Parks
- Richmond boat launches and marinas
- Richmond area scenic drives
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