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 from urban to rural.
Participating Richmond-area 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, holiday events and live music. https://www.bluebeecider.com/
•Buskey Cider – 2910 W. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA, 23230 – (804) 355-0100
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.
Cider Week Virginia takes place in November, high apple season. You can celebrate Virginia’s craft beverages through a weeklong series of events including festivals, pop-up tastings, tours, workshops, and more.
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