Blend, mixture, mosaic, mélange, medley, combination, fusion; all our apple varieties in the bins, to the press, in the barrel, in the bottle, in the glass. All the history, all the work, all the help, all the time; All In. Our organic apples, crafted in small batches in neutral oak barrels, fermented slow and cold to 7.4% abv with a small amount of natural effervescence.
All In is tangy and crisp with a rich apple aroma.
Who would have thought the humble blueberry could tame the tart of an apple?
Organic apples harmonize with a perfect note of organic blueberry to deliver a softer melody to the palate.
This sassy number is “pétillant”, just slightly fizzy and blushing blue, 7.4% abv
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.
2018 & 2019 Governor's Cup Bronze Medal winner
One of our very favorite apples shines in this single varietal cider.
An 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.
2018 Governor's Cup Bronze Medal winner
All In…but a little hoppy! A rediscovered, German/American heritage drink (apparently our forefathers objected to the beer tax and hopped their cider to avoid the tax collector). Our organic apples and Cascade Hops. Crisp, bright, floral and a bit fizzy. 7.4% abv
Vocare (sold out)
2017 Governor's Cup Silver Medal winner
Have you ever started out in one place and ended up somewhere completely unexpected? Organic American heritage apples are called to cider, fermented for a year, then aged an extra year in the barrel like a Spanish “sidra” and yet invokes a delicate French cider. Vocare emerges from its journey with a softer apple tang and notes of vanilla. 7.4% abv and naturally effervescent.
*Vo-CAR-ay...Vocare is Latin for to call, name or to invoke.
2017 Governor's Cup Gold Medal winner & Best in Class
The sunny, bright disposition of our straight up apple cider goes dark and moody with the addition of organic black currants. The word gloaming is from the Old English verb "glōwan," "to glow." By the early 1800s, English speakers began to use the Scottish verb gloam, "to become twilight" or "to grow dark." All the magic of nightfall with the remaining rays of sunlight. Gloaming, organic apples and black currents fermented to a tart, dry finish and gorgeous purple twilight color. 7.4% abv with rich and tiny bubbles.
2018 Governor's Cup Bronze Medal winner
“The appearance of something remarkable or unexpected”, a fermentation apparition from our Asian pears.
A unique bearing on a traditional perry.
July’s vibrant tart cherry, Juillet merges with the gathering of fall fruit. Asian pears and Turkish cherries? A dramatic union to be sure. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.”
2019 San Fransisco International wine competition Bronze medal winner
2018 Governor's Cup Silver Medal winner
Organic Asian pears + spicy fresh ginger, a perfect Pairing. Smooth and silky in texture, this cyser needs no carbonation to enliven the palate. The first fermentation of pear is followed with the addition of honey and fresh-pressed ginger juice.
This cyser delivers a beguiling aroma and serious ginger kick. 8.5% abv
We grow, pick, press and ferment our fruit. The long, cool fermentation and aging in “neutral” French Oak barrels takes 2 years. We choose some fermented cider and perry to take to our friends at McClintock Distillery, where they distill it into spirits for us. The distilled spirits are mixed with cider or perry, along with fermenting fresh juice. This new mix is then aged in American Oak. Similar to a port wine in structure, the distilled spirits added to fermenting juice halts the fermentation process allowing us to retain some fruit sweetness without adding sulfites.
Centuries of caring for the land and its history - 30 years from soil to sapling, harvest to bottle - 4.5 years from harvest to bottle.
Willow Oaks craft cider – serving history
Elegant, oak aged apple wine
Silky, richly flavored organic pear wine.
Organic blueberries and apples
Organic blackberries and apples