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.
Enjoy an afternoon of Spanish Guitar and Tabla by Miles Pearce & Loren Oppenheimer at Albemarle CiderWorks. Catch them live in the Orchard Room at Albemarle CiderWorks, 2:30-4:30 pm. No cover charge. Cider and light picnic fare available for purchase. Leashed pets allowed outside only. All music rain or shine. more
Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, " original mountain americana;" an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and americana. Writing and singing most of her life, it wasn't long before Tara picked up a guitar and taught herself how to express the melodies in her head... more
Join Sue Harlow in the Orchard Room for an afternoon of live and local music. Sue Harlow is an Americana-Folk Singer/Songwriter whose haunting vocals delve into the depths of what makes people real...emotions, losses, loves, and hopes. Sue's songs draw on the particular part of the Americana genre that tells stories of how it really is, and really... more