• Open Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-5pm
    You can order for curbside pick up ANY time.

    small batch          barrel fermented          handcrafted from organic fruit  

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    Thank you for supporting our small farm business! We also have products from our certified organic farm on the order page. 

    And please support our many fine craft beverage neighbors. 
    ​It is an extraordinarily beautiful drive.

    ​2017 Governor’s Cup Gold Medal winner and Best in Class  “Gloaming” 
    and a Silver Medal for “Vocare”
    2018 Governor’s Cup Silver Medal winner “Pairing”
    Bronze Medal winners “Black Twig”, “HoppinIn”, “Appearition”

    2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition Bronze medal for “Pairing”

    2019 Governor’s Cup Bronze medal for “Black Twig”

    2020 Governor’s Cup Silver medal for “Vocare” and “Harley’s Keep”
     “Russet” earned Bronze

    ​2021 Great Lakes International Gold medal for “Harley’s Keep”
    ​Bronze medal for “Blue Note”  

    Eric Rice and Lori Leitzel Rice craft their farmhouse style cider from certified organic, American heirloom apples on their 35 acre farm in Middletown, Maryland.

    Organic pears, blueberries, black currants and other fruits make tasty additions to Willow Oaks’ ciders. Fabulous fruit, unique terroir and small batch barrel fermentation let the flavors and aroma of the fruit shine through to a crisp, dry finish.

    ​Some press coverage:


    Our HistoryEric Rice planted the first apples on the slopes of the cornfields at Country Pleasures Farm 30 years ago. Blueberries, black currants, tart cherries, pears followed. Stretching those first spindly roots into the soil here was no easy task. There were no certified organic farms in Maryland, nor any certified orchards in the Mid-Atlantic. Eric planted the orchard, grew the farm and helped grow the Maryland organic program. 

    When Eric first inquired about making hard cider on the farm there was no infrastructure to support it. Cider was not wine or beer, there was no way to license us. Thanks to the hard work of the Maryland Wineries Association there is a vibrant and growing community for us.

    6219 Harley Road
    Middletown, Maryland 21769

    our zingy pear/ginger perry
    Golden Russet
    Black Twig