Our Ciders

Every fall since 2007, we have been making our own special blend of sweet apple cider from apples we grow here on the farm.  Our hand crafted hard ciders have been developed in very small batches,over the last five years or so. In September of 2011, our delicious ciders became available to the public for the first time.  They are listed here from dry to sweet.

Rippleton Original
Hard Cider with Maple Syrup

Rippleton Original is a light, effervescent extra dry cider made in the old farmhouse cider tradition. We start with crisp, juicy apples pressed on our antique press, then naturally ferment the cider using a champagne yeast. A touch of our own maple syrup is added to allow for a secondary fermentation right in the bottle. This elegant, delightfully sparkling champagne style cider is not just for celebrations–it’s perfect for any occasion!

 

Blissful Moon
Hard Cider with Honey

We named this authentic, hand crafted hard cider after Solomon Bliss, the original owner of the farm. He purchased 150 acres of the land in 1793 for just $1.50 per acre, taking nine years to pay off his $225 debt. We are honored to be farming here more than 200 years later. Blissful Moon is a versatile, extra dry cider with a refreshing finish.  Enjoy– and celebrate the tradition of local agriculture! It’s bliss!

Blissful Moon won a Silver medal in the New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition in 2012.

Cherry Moon
Hard Cider with Cherry

We make our Cherry Moon cider in memory of Grandma Pat Critz and her famous cherry pie. Made in small batches from a delicate balance of sweet and tart apples, this cider is fermented, blended with New York cherry juice, and then lightly carbonated. Enjoy this tantalizing and refreshing cider any time– and in the style of Grandma– remember to share generously!

 

Four Screw
Hard Cider with Maple Syrup

Our hard cider is crafted from a special blend of sweet and tart dessert apples pressed on our 1890′s rack and cloth Four Screw Press. We are proud to offer farm visitors a bit of history with this Syracuse-built antique. Sweetened with pure maple syrup, Four Screw’s subtle fruitiness and complex flavor is highlighted when served with local New York cheeses. Try this semi-sweet cider on tap — or bring some bottles home!

Four Screw Hard Cider won a Silver medal in the Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University in 2012.

Red Barn Raspberry
Hard Cider with Raspberry

Wild red raspberries, growing plentifully in the fields behind our historic 200-year-old barn, are the inspiration for our Red Barn Raspberry hard cider. Made in small batches from a delicate balance of sweet and tart apples, this hand crafted cider is blended with New York raspberry juice and lightly carbonated.  Enjoy this sweet and mildly fruity blend over ice for a light and refreshing treat!

Red Barn Raspberry Hard Cider won a Bronze medal in the New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition in 2012.


Maple Moon

Hard Cider with Maple Syrup

The moon over the maples in the old farm sugar bush is a sight to behold. We celebrate each spring by carefully producing delicious maple syrup. Maple Moon is delightfully sweet, made from small batches of hand crafted cider generously blended with our always pure maple syrup. The naturally complex flavors of this unique combination will make you appreciate Mother Nature at her finest. Raise a toast to this healthy blend of local flavors!

Maple Moon won a Double Gold medal and Best in Class at the Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University in 2012.

Also available:  Blueberry Moon Hard Cider and Heritage Hops Hard Cider.