Varietal ciders honoring the intrepid families who settled US land grants
Required to make improvements on their claim, homesteaders built small structures, farmed their fields and planted orchards. Planting apple trees demonstrated commitment that these new homesteaders would stay-that apple tree would not fruit until many years after planting.
Commitment to the promise of the future.
One of our very favorite apples shines in this single varietal cider. A southern Appalachian heritage apple that has been in production since 1830. Sweet, tart and tannic, a perfect balance in a cider apple.
Roxbury Russet is believed to be the first apple cultivated by American settlers. Roxbury is joined by its cousin Golden Russet to create this etherial varietal cider. Smooth, silky, crisp and balanced. 7-8% abv
The Newtown Pippin originated in what is now Manhattan in the early 1700’s. It soon became one of the most widely planted varieties in the colonies and was favored by George Washington. Thomas Jefferson grew so many at Monticello it was renamed the Albemarle Pippin. Rich, full-flavored varietal cider with a smooth, tannic finish. 7-8% abv
Confluence: a gathering or flowing together. Our Confluence is the merging of two venerable heritage cider apples, Winesap and Mr. Jefferson’s favorite apple Esopus Spitzenburg. Brilliant apple aroma, rounded and complex with silky tannins. 7-8% abv.