Announcing 2016 Vintage Releases

By Autumn Stoscheck | Nov 25, 2017

We are so excited to release the following 2016 vintage ciders! Albee Hill 2016 Northern Spy 2016 Darling Creek 2016 Essence 2016 These ciders will be shipping from our online store beginning 12/5/17, and be in the trade by winter 2018. Labeling Ice Cider 2016 Vintage: A Different Beast. Frozen Blossoms 2016 was one of…

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Fermentation

By evescidery | Nov 7, 2017

Is This Tank Clean? Unlike some other aspects of our operation, it is hard to give a behind the scenes look at the process by which apple juice is transformed into cider. Fermenting is one of the the most intricate, challenging and rewarding things we don’t do. In fact, aside from a bobbling airlock, it’s…

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Harvest Report 2017

By evescidery | Oct 25, 2017

A cool and very wet growing season. I said the word ‘unseasonable’ so many time during the 2017 growing season, that the word lost it’s meaning. As I write this at the end of October, clouds in balmy grey skies move comfortably on 78 degree breeze, and I wonder: was there ever any such thing…

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A Lively Cider Chat

By evescidery | Aug 24, 2017

Do You Listen to podcasts? Want to hear Autumn and Ezra rant and rave about orcharding with Alex Kroh while walking briskly up Albee Hill? You wont want to miss Cider Chat Episode 90 Or the follow up Episode 91 where we sit on crate in the cider barn and talk about common flaws in…

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Cider Brings Us Together

By evescidery | Aug 24, 2017

I have been thinking as I read about Trump’s decisions — who to fire, who to goad — within hours of the event, how ironically isolating instant communications through the internet are.  It’s comforting to be affirmed; all I have to do is open the New York Times online to find my own opinions voiced.…

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Knock on wood, the day is good, Cider Maker Ezra Sherman

By evescidery | May 28, 2017

A short video starring Ezra, in which he reflects upon why farmers are superstitious.

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Bloom: A Time of Wonder and Fear

By evescidery | May 25, 2017

What happens each spring here on the farm reads like a weather channel melodrama. This year was no different. First it was the 70 degree temperatures in mid March that had us on pins and needles. This abnormal early warming was what caused us to loose 70% of the crop last year. A repeat was…

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Darling Creek Award Winning cider.

By evescidery | May 25, 2017

2015 Darling Creek cider wins Best of Class, Traditional Dry Cider, Dan Berger’s International Wine and Cider Competition. Our Darling Creek champagne method cider won best of class for traditional dry cider in the Dan Berger International Wine and Cider Competition. This cider, made from 75% estate grown cider fruit and 25% apples wild foraged in…

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Ice Cider and Chestnut Cake

By Autumn Stoscheck | Feb 1, 2017

Megan’s Chestnut Cake If you want to channel passion, bake this cake. Our neighbors, Megan and Akiva, live on a vibrant homestead raising children, chickens and trees. Akiva is known as THE tree guy around these parts, and if you have a hankering to get inspired about the great Chestnut Revival, watch his Chestnut videos…

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Ice Cider for Valentines Day

By Autumn Stoscheck | Feb 1, 2017

Choose Cider for Valentines Day A singular beverage, ice cider captures the essence of the apple in a bottle. Made from apple juice concentrated in the winter through freezing, there are 30-50 apples in every bottle. Nothing says “I love you” like handmade cider from the Finger Lakes. Order Online WE LOVE ICE CIDER: Surprise…

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