One of the great local natural resources is the extensive apple orchards throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. In recent years the boom in both the ‘eat and drink local’ movement and the craft beer industry have helped to inspire the development of Virginia craft ciders. The growth in producers in just a few years is impressive not only in the speed it has evolved, but the diversity each producer brings to the table. Everyone has their own style, a different perspective they bring out of the many apple varieties that are present throughout the many orchards, some of which can trace their origins back to colonial times. Apples are part of Virginia’s history, and the producers that are part of the craft cider movement are an important voice in telling that history.
To help celebrate Virginia’s craft ciders, the producers came together to create Cider Week Virginia, a statewide series of tastings, dinners, classes and events that has now grown to nine days, running from November 14th to the 23rd. As a part of the event Wine Warehouse will be doing in-store tastings each day this week from Monday through Friday featuring the different Virginia cider producers we represent. The schedule for each day is listed below; for more information on each producer, please click on the links provided. We look forward to opening the eyes for those of you that may have never tried Virginia ciders before, as well as perhaps bringing something new to those that have.
Monday: Foggy Ridge Cider
Tuesday: Old Hill Cider
Wednesday: Blue Bee Cider
Thursday: Potter’s Craft Cider
Friday: Albemarle CiderWorks
Special Tastings and More
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