The Best Cideries in Albemarle County

Cider is a big deal in Virginia, and Albemarle County is the best place to enjoy Virginia's 2nd Annual Cider Week (Nov. 13 – Nov. 22, 2020). From cider cocktail competitions to cider-paired meals, our top cideries pull all the stops when it's time to celebrate. Cideries are an integral part of our local craft beverage scene, and should be included in your travel itinerary. Plentiful orchards are the reason there are so many cideries--consider a visit to one of them as well, especially in the summer and fall months.

Albemarle Ciderworks

Albemarle Ciderworks

Treasure the taste of heirloom apples in Albemarle Ciderworks’s bright tasting room. Afterwards, stay in the furnished guest house for a weekend (or longer) orchard getaway.

Bold Rock Tap Room at Carter Mountain

Bold Rock Cider glasses with mountains in the background

Bold Rock is known for its award-winning craft cider. The breathtaking views are just a bonus. Relax and sip or pick apples in the orchard. Their apple cider donuts were recently voted the best in the south by Southern Living.

Apple Cider Donuts at Carter Mountain Orchard


Castle Hill Cider

CiderFest at Castle HillCastle Hill Cider was the first in the County to plant Albemarle Pippin apples, one of the region’s major exports. Savor cider that blends time-honored traditions with modern techniques at this 600-acre estate.

Castle Hill Cidery


Potter’s Craft Cider Garden


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Visit the newest Potter's tasting room in historic Neve Hall, a renovated stone church, or order your fill at the Cider Garden, an art-filled venue in Downtown C’ville.