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.
Spend an afternoon in our orchard room with Jelly Street Jazz. At the crossroads of low-down dirty blues, straight-ahead ballads and hard-swinging jazz, each performance is a smokin’ hot trip! Music from 2:30-4:30pm, this event is free and open to the public. Cider and snacks available for purchase, or bring a picnic. Leashed pets welcome outside. more
“An old-time fiddler, singer-songwriter and banjo player,” Alex’s renditions of folk and Irish reels, jigs, and ballads evoke the spirit of our Appalachian setting. Music from 2:30-4:30 pm, rain or shine. No cover charge, picnic fare and cider available for purchase. Leashed pets allowed on the patio. more
- Address: 2545 Rural Ridge Lane
- Location: Albemarle CiderWorks
- Dates: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday until December 8, 2019
Categories: Live Music/Concert, Orchard/Farm
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