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.
Join us for an afternoon of live music: Zuzu’s Hot 5 is Pete Vigour (swing guitar), Doug Bethel (trombone), Brandon Rose (trumpet), Sam Green (upright bass), Paul Rosen (mando), and Susanna Rosen (vox, ukes). Zuzu's Hot 5 plays a "hot and sweet mixture of tunes that still sound exciting 90 years after they were written"- you don't want to miss it! more
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. Pets allowed outside only and on a leash. All music rain or shine. more
Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session at Albemarle Ciderworks, every 2nd Sunday of the month: Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes from 2:30-5:00 pm. Cider and snacks available for purchase, or bring a picnic. No outside alcohol. All music rain or shine in the tasting room or on the... more
Join us at Albemarle CiderWorks to celebrate our 9th Anniversary! Enjoy music performed by Small Town Rodeo, Lawn Games, Our New Cider Release, and we will be Featuring Iron Paffles to excite your palate! more
The C'ville Jazz Congregation is an experienced group of jazz musicians who have performed around Virginia and beyond since 2005. In their duo configuration you will hear your favorite jazz standards in a new light as they explore the unbound freedoms that only the intimate conversations held in this smaller setting can produce. Join them at... more
Sue Harlow is an Americana-Folk Singer/Songwriter whose haunting vocals delve into the depths of what makes people real. A thread of emotion runs through Sue's music and binds together life's moments. Sue's songs cut down to the bone and take you on a journey of human heartache and heartbreak to hope and healing to joy and love. It makes you feel... more