Stafford Springs, Connecticut
250 Calhoun St.
A visit to B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill is like stepping back in time. Come see the only steam powered cider mill in the U.S. We start our season in September with our hard ciders and apple wines, jams, jellies, local honey, maple syrup, fudge, and what many people call "The best sweet cider on Earth!" Also available in the Fall are apples, apple pies, pumpkin bread, gourds, Indian corn, pumpkins, candy apples, kettle corn and apple cider donuts.
Open 1 September through 14 December
522 Spielman Highway
Connecticut The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Connecticut.
New England Cider- Our mission at New England Cider is to make a hard cider using the freshest apples and ingredients from the New England area. We strive to be honest and transparent about our products and practices, while making ciders in both traditional and innovative fashions. New England Cider Company opened it’s first Cidery in Wallingford Connecticut in late 2013. The space was converted for our needs. It was important to have a location central to our supply and set up with all phases of production in mind. We traveled to Indiana in 2013 to purchase a production line including an auger, mill and hydraulic press. After a few test runs we have the production line running at approximately 100 gallons an hour. Flex tank fermenters in sizes 80 and 200 gallon were brought in. To complete the basic we built a industrial refrigerator to store the final product. All of our ciders are pressed in house, using a variety of apples from local New England orchards. There are no added sweeteners or artificial flavors, only natural and/or organic ingredients.
|Crazy Cock Cider Original Sweet Vanilla- ||Crazy Cock Hot Cock- ||Crazy Cock Sock Hop-|
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Connecticut.
Hogans Cider Mill- Autumn in New England means the sweet smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and simmering apple cider. Bright orange pumpkins are stacked along a country road while corn stalks and hay bales adorn a long wooden fence. The flavor of New England is apple cider. Right in the heart of Connecticut’s rolling hills you’ll find Hogans Cider Mill, which has been producing cider in the same classic method since 1912. Flavorful, sweet and tangy native apples roll through the old press twisting and blending to create the heady mixture that is ours alone. The secret combination modifies in tandem with the apples that present themselves to the cider maker.
The Bishop family represents the fine tradition of growing and selling the finest quality native fruits and vegetables.We have everything for your cost conscious meals and family gatherings, from winesand soup, salads, vegetables and fruits to prepared foods, including large trays of our most popular dishes! Don't forget cider, meats and of course pies!
Hopkins Vineyards- Set on the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard, a family-owned Connecticut Century Farm, proudly maintains a tradition of making fine wines of award-winning quality. In 1787, Elijah Hopkins, returning from the Revolutionary War, chose this rich and fertile site on Lake Waramaug to settle his family and start the Hopkins Farm. Our farm has witnessed many diversified forms of agriculture over the years including the raising of sheep, race horses, grain crops, tobacco, and in the more recent past dairy farming. In 1979, the first vines were planted and our 19th century barn was converted into a state-of-the-art winery.
1355 Boston Post Road
Connecticut- within its compact borders, has forested hills, new urban skylines, shoreline beaches, white-steeple colonial churches, and historic village greens. There are classic Ivy League schools, modern expressways, great corporate offices, and small farms. Connecticut is a thriving center of business, as well as a vacation land. It is both a New England state, and suburban to New York City. Among all this Connecticut also has 79 apple orchards listed and is a major center for apples and the production of sweet apple cider. Taking advantage of these it also has nine active cider makers.
Crazy Cock Cider- Locally owned and operated. Husband and Wife, Dan and Jodi started Crazy Cock Cider as a way to create one of their favorite drinks. And now they want to share it with you! We pride ourselves with creating fun ciders that are easy to drink, easy to share and fun to talk about! We are currently working on a location for our tasting room!
|Apple Cider Wine- Try our authentic farmhouse cider made from locally-grown apples. This off-dry apple wine is especially tasty with a cheddar omelette, smoked trout, endive and apple salad, or roasted butternut squash soup with crème fraiche and chives.||Ice Wine 2007- Estate-bottled, the traditional way. It shows harmonious, ripe fruit flavors of apple, peach preserve, and apricot. Perfectly sweet with well-balanced acidity.|
Averill Farm Apple Cider- is a delightful, dry, non-sparkling hard cider; think local!
Holmberg Orchards is a family owned farm enterprise that is now in its fourth generation. Adolph and Hulda Holmberg, as recent arrivals from Sweden, originally purchased the farm in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, in 1896. It currently produces fruit wines and hard ciders on-site at our farm winery. Our sparkling hard ciders are made in the English tradition: light, fresh and fruit forward. The fruit wines are crisp, clean and surprisingly sophisticated. Unlike traditional syrupy fruit wines, our off-dry fruit wines range from 0-3% residual sugar. Leave your expectations at the door!
25 Hopkins Road
New Preston, CT
|Dry Cider- Our introductory cider was pressed in March 2014 using a blend of three apples, Jonagold, Fuji, and Cortland. These apples were sourced from Blue Hills Orchard in Wallingford, CT where they were held in cold storage after harvest. We used Champagne yeast, along with a yeast nutrient to ensure proper fermentation. This resulted in a healthy, fast fermentation. The cider was then transferred into a secondary fermenter where it was allowed to naturally clarify. The cider was then allowed to mature for 4 months before going into kegs where CO2 was added. The resulting product is a French dry style with fruity apple aromas in front, followed by a crisp dry apple flavor, and refreshing slightly tart finish. 7.0% abv ||Hopped Cider- This Cider is made using our dry cider as the base and then we dry hop using cascade hops. We are currently using hops from Four Star Farm in Massachusetts. What you get is a very citric aroma and flavors along with some very pleasant herbal notes. 6.8% abv |
|Barrel Aged Cider- One of our most anticipated and requested ciders so far, made using a cider yeast and then aged in rye whiskey barrels for 6 months. Get ready for a big whiskey a aroma up front followed by wonderful flavors of vanilla, caramel, pineapple and coconut. Lightly carbonated and best served at 55 degrees. 9.0% abv ||Fresh Blend Cider- The newest addition to our cider lineup is the Fresh Blend Cider. We took our staple Dry Cider and blended it with freshly pressed apples. This gives you that delicious sweet cider taste that you think of during the fall season. Carbonated to bring out a bright finish. 5.8% abv|
226 North Plains Industrial Road Unit 4
|Russett Hard Cider- A single variety cider, made from pure Russett apples. Full bodied and tart, and a real nice sipping cider. Silver medal winner at the 2007 Great Lakes Old World Cider competition. 7% ABV||Cortland Hard Cider- Made with straight Cortland juice. Light, sparkling, and fun. Sweet and very drinkable. This is our “toes-in-the-sand” cider, meant for a hot summer day. 6.1% ABV||MacIntosh Hard Cider- Made only from New England’s quintessential fruit, the MacIntosh apple. Sweet and very smooth, this one is meant for true apple-lovers! 5% ABV|
|Heirloom Apple Wine- For those who like it stronger. A true apple wine delicately aged in French oak barrels. Fruity and smooth, this is a dry, refreshing change from a Chardonnay. ||Bartlett Pear Wine- A dry, delicate wine made from our Bartlett pears. This supple sipper grabs your nose and surprises your palate with its offering of soft pear essence.||Pear Hard Cider- Made exclusively from the elite Bartlett pear.|
129 N Stonington Road
Old Mystic, Connecticut
3499 Hebron Avenue
|B.F. Clyde's Hard Cider- aged in Bourbon casks, smooth w/ a whiskey kick||Lucky Lion Cider- with 100% Russet apples.||Boomerang Hard Cider-|
|Yellow Jacket Hard Cider-||Sparkling Champagne Cider-||Goodfella- cider with blackberry|
|Blackout- a New England style cider with raisins and caramel.||Apple Cherry Wine-||Spiced Apple Wine-|
|Apple Peach Wine-|
12 Orchard Lane
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
|FarmHouse Style Hard Cider ~ Semi-Dry Hard Cider, From our orchards to your glass, the our fresh "American Sweet Cider" made from a special blend of our own apples has been carefully fermented into Hard cider, reminiscent of our forefathers drink before coming from Guildford, England to Guilford, CT USA! Serve ice cold for full flavor. Refreshingly Light. Semi-Dry, Slightly Effervescent.||New England Style Hard Cider ~ Semi-Sweet Hard Cider, For those liking a touch of sweetness, our New England Style Hard Cider has more hints of fresh apples as well as its crisp, light bubbly mouth feel. Made from a special blend of our own apples, we have carefully fermented it into Hard Cider! Serve ice cold for full flavor. Refreshingly Light. Semi-Sweet. Slightly Effervescent.||Adams Apple ~ Ice-Style Apple Desert Wine, Against the beauty of snow, stately rows of apple trees overlook Long Island Sound and reflect serenity. Our unique blend of apple varieties have been transformed by cyro-extraction, as if they had been frozen on the trees. The result is a sweet, aromatic, full bodied dessert wine.|
|Celebration- Apples abound! This all-apple wine is made from a combination of sweet and tart apples from Bishop's Orchards, which blend together into a light and crisp, semi-sweet wine, reminiscent of a Pinot Grigio.||Pearadise- This Perry-style wine is made from Bishop's own Bosc pears. Harvested at the peak of ripeness, golden brown from the sun, these luscious pears produce a wine that is semi-dry and elegant, with notes of raisins, apricots and dried mango. ||Stone House White- This refreshing apple wine is a harmonious balance of fruit and floral notes. With flavors of Bishop's signature apple cider combined with a hint of oak, lilac and orange blossoms, this light bodied dry wine reminds one of a crisp and clean Chardonnay. |
|Golden Hard Cider- Our true varietial cider, made from 100% Golden Delicious apples grown in our orchards. Goldens are known for their great fresh cider charactaristics. Our Goldens and their aromas have been captured and lightly sweetened with local honey to create a light, fruity, refreshing, effervescent drink with citrus notes.||Happley Impeared- As the name implies, this charming and playful wine is a 50/50 blend of Bishop's pear and apple ciders, which are fermented together and aged into this bright and energetic, semi-dry wine. A robust apple first sip transitions smoothly into a perfectly pear finish.||Faulkner's Spiced Apple- We began with Bishop's popular Stone House White wine, added a blend of special spices, mulled them together and created the festive and brilliant Faulkner's Spiced Apple wine. This delicately spiced wine is smooth and balanced, light and lively and while it is delicious all year round, it makes an excellent holiday beverage!|
Deercrest Farm- Situated at the crest of John Tom Hill in East Glastonbury, the family-run Deercrest Farm spans over 100 acres of orchards and fields. The site is historically renowned for its fertile ground and orchards that have produced since the colonial era. We continue that tradition today in our commitment to the overall excellence in the produce that comes from our fields and into your home. Produce and products from Deercrest have received a variety of accolades throughout New England. The store at the Deercrest Farm Market provides customers with an old-time ambiance and an emphasis on our community, as well as farm fresh crops. Be sure to visit the "From Our Fields" section to see all that Deercrest has to offer!
Averill Farm- is a family farm, which has been operated continuously by the Averills since it was purchased in 1746 from the holdings of Chief Waramaug. For many years it was a dairy farm. Today, the 260-acre property is primarily a fruit orchard, but also produces hay and Christmas trees. Sam Averill, of the ninth generation, runs the farm with his wife Susan, son Tyson (10th generation!), and several full and part-time employees. The apples and pears are grown in the 30 acre orchard and are sold both as picked fruit and pick-your-own (PYO). Some 100 varieties are grown, about 20 of which are available for customers to pick. Early apples come at the end of July or beginning of August and are sold either at farmers markets or self-service in front of the "Homestead".
|Hogans Hard Cider- continues a tradition that dates back 16th century colonial New England. Find out why the average per capita consumption of hard cider per year in New England in 1750 was 50 gallons!||Hogans Honey Hard Cider- starts with the season’s finest local apples blended and pressed into a heady mixture and aged to perfection. Just before bottling just the right touch of native honey is introduced to create a truly memorable taste experience.||Cranberry Hard Cider- Local hard cider with Cape Cod cranberries adding tartness.|
|Mackie's Mulled Hard Cider- is a blend the season’s finest local apples mixed with the right touch of cinnamon, cardamom, rosehips and lemon peel, guaranteed to evoke thoughts of cozy fires and frosted landscapes. ||Hogans December Ice Hard Cider- a permanent version of their ice cider, first made in December 2012.||Strawberry Hard Cider- |
|Black Currant Hard Cider-||Dry Ginger Hard Cider- |