Albemarle Cider Works
Albemarle CiderWorks is a family-run Cidery and Tasting Room that produces cider from heritage varieties of apples that can thrive in Albemarle County,Virginia. Thomas Jefferson experimented with 18 or more varieties of apples at Monticello, only a few miles from our orchard at Rural Ridge. We grow a dozen or so of those heritage cultivars that are still extant as well as other old-fashioned varieties that are blended to create full-bodied ciders to rival those produced in the Colonial era.
In April 2010, Albemarle CiderWorks won the Beverage Artisan category in Edible Blue Ridge Magazine's first-ever "Local Hero Awards." This means that Edible Blue Ridge readers, voting online, chose Albemarle CiderWorks as the best local beverage artisan. We are honored to receive this award in our very first year of production.
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|Addl Info Tour Planners||Hours: 11-5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Tasting and Cidery Tour Package for groups of 10 or more: taste all of our available hard apple ciders, our fresh apple juice, available apple varieties, take home a souvenir glass, and tour our cider making facility for $10 per person.|