Albemarle Cider Works/Vintage Virginia Apples
Vintage Virginia Apples was founded in 2000 by the Shelton family. In our orchard, we grow a variety of tree fruits that are becoming increasingly rare. Many of these are older varieties that have fallen into obscurity or just do not fit the needs of today’s commercial marketing and distribution systems.
Our most ambitious project is Albemarle Cider Works, which we opened in July 2009. We fermented and bottled three distinctive ciders which were very well received: Jupiter’s Legacy and Ragged Mountain comprised our blended offerings, and Royal Pippin became our first single varietal. In 2010 we introduced a fourth cider, Old Virginia Winesap, our second varietal, followed in 2011 by our third single varietal and first “Special Reserve,” Virginia Hewe’s Crab, a small batch that quickly sold out. In 2013, we are looking forward to releasing two new ciders, Pomme Mary and Red Hill.
Address: 2545 Rural Ridge Ln, North Garden, VA 22959
Wednesday – Sunday: 11AM – 5PM