Structure, acidity and aroma:
Learn what apple varieties make the best cider.
Twilight Walk, Talk and Picnic Dinner:
Wednesday October 5th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Indian Creek Farm
1408 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Ithaca, NY 14850
With Steve Cummins and Autumn Stoscheck of Eve's Cidery.
With the American cider revival well under way and hundreds of new ciders finding their way to market each year, folks are making cider with whatever apples they can get their hands on. But is it good cider?
In this interactive tour/talk tasting we'll take a look at what makes a good cider variety and why.
We'll tour Cummins Nursery and learn why you should plan 3 years ahead of planting your cider orchard and just what goes into propagating apple trees. We'll also take a look at various planting systems and tree sizes from modern slender spindle to 100 year old full size trees and discuss their implications for cider quality.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
We'll sit down to discuss cider apple characteristics and how they translate into cider while tasting cider varieties like Kingston Black and Ellis Bitter and cider made from these apples.
Where does a cider get it's structure, finish and balance?
Which cider varieties best represent Finger Lakes terroir?
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dinner and drinks! Picnic dinner by the Piggery plus a glass of Eve's cider, family style in the orchard.
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This event is $15 per person and includes dinner and drinks.
(Choose meat or vegetarian)
Autumn Stoscheck has been making critically acclaimed cider with traditional varieties at Eve's Cidery for 14 years. She is an outspoken proponent of the notion that great cider starts in the orchard with great apples.
Steve Cummins, owner of Indian Creek Farm and Cummins Nursery, has been growing and selling cider apple trees for nearly 20 years. Cummins Nursery is the go-to source for cider trees, and Steve is the go to source for all your questions about grafting and growing apple trees.