78757 State Highway 16
Spring Valley, Minnesota
|Sweet Raspberry-||Sweet Apricot-||Sweet Cherry Pie – made with Hungarian sweet/tart cherries, amazing aroma with light pie cherry flavor.|
|Honey Honey– this is our first Honeycrisp based cider. We blended in Honeygold apples to give it a more delicate flavor and then put in a little apple juice and local honey to take the edge off. This is a light but balanced easy drinking cider. It has very little residual sugar making it a semi-dry cider that finishes very clean.||Hard Cider with Raspberry-||Sweet Strawberry-|
|Barrel Red Cyder– this is an apple and red wine grape blend. The juices were blended then fermented together. We aged this blend in an old oak barrel. A unique mild red wine flavor with a rich oaky finish.||Apple Rose– this is some of our oak aged grape apple blended with more cider to make a lightly oaked rose.||Ice Cider- We took a sweet blend of apple juice and put it outside to freeze. After it was frozen solid we brought it in, turned the carboys upside down, and let the sugary juice run out. |
33114 Winona Hwy 1
La Crescent, Minnesota
Vine Park Brewing- is unique, the only brew-it-yourself-on-the-premises in the Midwest. Since 1995, Vine Park is still the Fun Place to Brew Your Own Beer & Make Your Own Wines! We hope you will join the thousands of happy customers who take home the beer and wine they have handcrafted here to share with friends & family. This is a state-of-the-art facility where customers enjoy making their own ales, porters, stouts, wheats, lagers, pilsners and bocks, and a hard cider.
2752 215th Ave
135th St East
1254 West 7th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota
Lionheart- Lionheart is a new American hard cider. Its apple front and light floral notes are perfectly complemented by a clean and dry finish. Crisp and refreshing, Lionheart is the perfect drink for any summer day or night out.
Sweetland Orchard- We love nature and our home here at the orchard and we plan to be here with our pets and our family for many years to come. We want to be good stewards of our land and live a healthy life here. To that end, we use methods of growing apples that rely on as few harmful external inputs as possible. Before you come to visit the orchard: know that we’re a different kind of orchard. We don’t have hayrides, bands, a corn maze or a petting zoo. We’re focused on food and on growing good things to eat.
Apple Hopper Hard Cider- hopped cider.
Hoch Orchard & Gardens- At Hoch Orchard our ciders are made from apples grown in our orchards. The berries and stone fruit that we put in our cider blends and wines are also grown on the farm. We even grow our own hops for our hopped cider. All our ciders and wines are made with estate grown fruit, nothing is brought in from other farms or suppliers. That means all of our products are made with certified organic and biodynamic fruit. At Hoch Orchard we care about what goes into our ciders and wines. We want you to understand the process we use and know what goes into the products you are drinking. Some of the ingredients/additives we use include: sulfites prior to fermentation, commercial yeast, commercial yeast nutrients, and some potassium sorbate. We do not use all of these additives in everything we make.
|Hebron- 100% Brett fermented dry cider. We used readily available dessert apples such as Haralson, McIntosh, and Wealthy. With each variety accounting for roughly ⅓ of the final blend.||Moriah- bourbon barrel aged Brett cider.|
Falconer Vineyards and Winery- is nestled in the bluff valleys which surround historic Red Wing, Minnesota. With our winery overlooking our 6.5 acre vineyard, we are one of Minnesota's most serene and picturesque wineries. At Falconer Vineyards, we focus our wine-making with the use of cold-hardy grapes grown in the northern United States. Come to enjoy the wine and stay to take in the views from our deck and also enjoy one of our delicious wood-fired pizzas (available seasonally).
1500 Fillmore St,
NE Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wyndfall Cyder- Organically grown apples, pressed and fermented in the bluffs. Minnesota grown, fermented and enjoyed. We are slowing beginning to look like a small-scale cider operation. In a few weeks we will have stainless steel tanks set up and ready for filling. In the meantime, we are harvesting the apples that will get pressed and pumped into said tanks. A little more about how our cidery is different. All of the apples we are harvesting by hand. Me and the crew. This seasons crew is made up of one part each of: a French guy, a Brazilian, an Ecuadorian gal, a Wisconsinite or two, one young lady from the east coast, a Georgian (the country) and a few part-timers sprinkled in. Our orchard is certified organic, and recently biodynamic. That's serious terroir. No juice will be purchased for the making of our cider. We only ferment what we can grow ourselves. Sustainably.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Minnesota.
Milk and Honey Ciders- Our cidery is located in the rolling hills of Stearns County, USA. In the morning you can watch the sun come up over the north bay of Byer Lake, a few hundred feet out the back door. The cidery is a cozy place with high ceilings and whitewashed walls. Around pressing time, the place bursts at its seams as apples, people and equipment pour out around it. We like to keep it really clean and simple. There is always a half-empty canning jar around for tasting. The tasting jar is the most important piece of equipment we have, far surpassing our most advanced vessels, sensors or pumps. At the cidery we have really cold winters and sandy loam soils. There is not a single piece of flat ground on the place. The land will soon produce cider apples which we'll blend with the absolutely outstanding supply we get from select growers in Minnesota, Michigan and California, but for right now, we graft and wait. Producing high-quality cider apples, many of which are uncommon or heirloom varieties with unruly growing habits, inconsistent yields and marginal hardiness, is very difficult. It is, however, where we believe good cider starts and ends.
Minnesota The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Minnesota.
Lumberjack Hard Cider- Hopped Apple
Number 12 Cider House- Our story begins over 35 years ago with a couple of young kids "sampling" apples from their unsuspecting neighbors. What started as an innocent taste-test has blossomed into a quest for the perfect cider. In 1997, we attempted our first batch of cider. It became the starting point for years of experimentation. Honing our craft didn't happen overnight. It has been a learning process that we continue to fine tune. Many years and countless batches later, we feel like we're onto something.
|Dry Apple Cider- Our dry apple cider is naturally gluten-free and is made from local apples, pressed into raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized cider, then fermented to the point of dryness. It’s the pure essence of Minnesota apples, made in Minneapolis. ||Semisweet Sparkling Cider- Our semisweet sparkling cider is a fruity, bubbly version of our dry cider, made from the same local apples, but sweetened with organic dried cane juice. It’s gluten-free and semi-sweet in the style of a British cider and lightly petillant- not overly carbonated. ||Cherry-Apple Cider- We took our cider and enriched it with black cherry and tart cherry wine made from foraged cherries. Together, the cherry and apple flavors create a wonderfully complex and flavorful semi-sweet cider with the tartness and subtle astringency of Minnesota’s native black cherry.|
|Hopped cider- Hopped cider! Try it- you might like it. A lot! For some, this is a grain-free and gluten-free alternative to beer. For others, it hits all the dry, fruity and slightly bitter notes one expects to find in a European cider or in a light-bodied pilsner. Either way, it’s good. ||Gin Botanical Cider- This was a bit of a surprise for us. We were fortunate enough to receive a bounty of spent gin botanicals- the spices that give gin its distinctive flavor- from Lawless, a distillery located in neighboring Seward. The botanicals included juniper berries, coriander, black pepper and lavender along with other herbs. When we infused our dry cider with them, it created a tongue-tickling combination that tested very well in our trial run. A truly unique cider unlike any other we’ve made.||Pear cider- is back and truly better than ever! Pear cider is notoriously difficult to make, but we think you’ll agree when you try this, that we nailed this one. Crisp, tart and refreshing. Two parts green pear, one part green apple adding up to true fruit flavor and bit of a kick at the end. Absolutely delicious. |
Yellow Belly Small Batch Hard Cider- A delightfully refreshing hard cider with a lightly sweet flavor and a dry finish.
Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery- still has the same focus as when we first opened our doors--introducing visitors to the wonderful wines created by cold-hardy grapes. We have created some of the best cold climate wines in the world and judges have confirmed this many times over. Don’t know anything about wine? Good, let us teach you. Know everything about wine? Good, let’s chat about your favorites. Our focus is on education for both new tasters and wine connoisseurs alike. So, come and savor the beautiful views of our vineyards, sip a glass of our on-site produced wine and order from our one of a kind menu. In the tasting room, you can enjoy all of our sparkling and Minnesota varietal wines side by side.
|Woodskeep- Medium. Fermentation is controlled in order to preserve the natural sugars from the apple. Once bottled, these sugars will convert to CO2, producing a slightly effervescent cider that will drink slightly drier with just a hint of natural sweetness. ||Wild- This is Keepsake’s most adventurous cider. No sulfites added, no yeast added, just cider. The indigenous yeasts present on the apples and in the cidery did all of the work of fermentation, resulting in a product that truly reflects its origins. This is a dry and very complex cider. ||Heartwood- This is Keepsake’s driest cider, crisp and refreshing with a clean finish. Nothing is taken out and only the basic ingredients are added – no sugar, no acids, and only minimal sulfites at the beginning of the fermentation process.|
|2015 Heirloom- 2015 was a ‘garden year’ for our apple orchards. The 2015 Heirloom best exemplifies the growing season with tropical fruit aromas and a big mouthfeel. The usual Heirloom suspects, including Newtown Pippin, Winesap, and Chestnut, were blended with some new characters including Dabinett, Northern Spy and Wickson.||Alchemy- Single-varietal ice cider made from Minnesota’s own Chestnut Crab. Sweet and strong, this elixir is mellowed in bourbon barrels and best served after a nice dinner or on a cool spring night.|
|2015 Kingston Cuvée- The famous prima donna bittersharp, Kingston Black, coupled with Dabinett and Wickson, produces a highly interesting, off dry, tannic cider. Expect deep straw colors, lasting bitterness and notes of anise and wormwood.||2015 Grand Cru- English cider standbys Yarlington Mill and Dabinett, are blended with the sharp Wickson crab, to produce a quaffable cider with deep herbal notes and a satisfying mouth feel. Served lightly effervescent.|
Sociable Cider Werks- is driven by a pretty simple vision. Cider should be much more than the lightly-alcoholic, made-from-concentrate, sweet apple juice boxes that currently dominate the shelf space. Sociable ciders are well carbonated, dry and always made from real apples. Simply put, they should be enjoyed like great draught beer. Sociable is not just hard cider, we're much more. We adamantly believe that the best tasting ciders come from real fresh-pressed apples, not concentrate or apple-like flavorings and aroma compounds. What's more, we believe the kinds of apples used in ciders are of tantamount importance. Not just any table apple makes great cider. It takes a blend of sweet, tart and bitter flavors to make a well balanced cider.
|Scrumpy Original- The original workaday cider. Not too sweet, not too dry, just an easy drinking cider that’s perfect for a weekday. ightly fruity aroma gives way to a pleasant mouthful of robust cider. Straightforward, basic, and eminently drinkable. Don’t think too deeply about this one — just enjoy it (on a daily basis!).||Northern Spy- Our flagship off-dry cider made exclusively from Northern Spy apples. We try to let the apples really shine through on this one and speak for themselves.||Scrumpy Sweet- is the sweetened version of Scrumpy — but not sweetened with sugar. Instead, we sweeten Scrumpy with freshly-pressed apple cider. Of all our ciders, this one is the sweetest. But at the same time, it contains a true apple essence that you can only get from freshly-pressed cider, making it a particularly seasonable favorite. |
|Roundabout- is our batch- numbered cider that changes every season, and sometimes more than once a season depending on our other fruit harvests (like berries and currants) and how inventive we’re feeling. ||Cherry Rhubarb Scrumpy- It started as a way to use the extra rhubarb from the garden, but this rosy refresher quickly became an indisputable favorite. Just the right mix of fruit and bite.||Perennial- Made from heirloom apple varieties that have been grown for over 150 years, this brilliant cider brings apple to your nose and is delicious on its own or paired with a meal.|
|Whippersnapper- is an extremely young hard cider that is available only at the orchard in the fall. We pitch yeast into a Scrumpy blend, let it ferment for a week or less, and then chill it to stop fermentation. It's a perfect blend of apple cider sweetness with a little bit of a kick.|
Leidel's Apples- is a family business that has been operating in La Crescent, MN, the Apple Capital of the Minnesota, for almost 100 years. Leidel's Apples has been in the family for 6 generations and plans to continue to serve the local community for many more. Leidel’s Cider is a joint project between Mitch Leidel of Leidel’s Orchard and Levi Funk of Funk Factory Brewing. The idea was birthed when the two began experimenting with the fusion of their respective arts, apples and Lambic beer. The first test batches approached cider from several different angles, but the clear winners were those fermented with Brettanomyces. Brettanomyces, commonly referred to as “Brett”, is a yeast found naturally on fruit skins. When used properly, it can create unique flavor profiles that are otherwise unattainable. It is largely misunderstood as a fermenting yeast and is, therefore, generally not encouraged. However with extensive knowledge of Brett’s advantageous attributes, Levi pushed back against popular conception and discovered the tremendous performance Brett can have in partnership with apples. Since then, extensive research and refinement of Brett’s performance in cider has created the Leidel’s Cider you are now drinking.
Carlos Creek Winery- We wanted to create a Minnesota winery experience that was fun, approachable and informative. A place where people could come and enjoy great wines and a great experience. Wine should be welcoming, fun, and most importantly, really, really good! Drinking a seriously good wine doesn't mean you can't have fun, and having fun doesn't mean you can't be drinking seriously good wine. That really is the heart of what we do and we hope you stop by and become a part of it.
Northern Ciderworks- is Minneapolis-based cider company has rolled out its first line of Lionheart Hard Apple Cider. Its apple front and light floral notes are perfectly complemented by a clean and dry finish. Crisp and refreshing, Lionheart is the perfect drink for any summer day or night out. Made at Jester & Judge Cider Company.
3016 East Lake Street
Welsh Heritage Farms and Harbo Cider- Our orchards main goal is to provide a great product and service to our customers 100% of the time. We believe our customers satisfaction is the number one priority, so we are always looking for ways to accommodate their needs and make the extra effort to not only make them satisfied, but do that little bit more so they know that it's them that keeps us in business. And is proud to bring you Minnesota's very own- Hard Cider.
Minnesota’s along with the 4.2 million square foot Mall of America has 10,000-plus lakes scattered throughout vast forests make it a great playground for outdoor lovers. Public recreational lands include a first-rank State Parks system, a wide variety of hiking and biking trails, two national forests, one national park, and much more. And along it has over 115 apple orchards the state has 16 excellent cider makers with one a "make-your-own" cidery.
21037 528th Ave.
Lake Crystal, MN
Sapsucker Farms Organic- Our farming adventure began in 1997 when we bought our 172-acre piece of land near Mora, Minnesota. In 2001 we started tapping trees to make maple syrup, then soon to follow was adding an apple orchard, honeybees, and laying hens. Our farm has been certified organic by MOSA since 2008. After we started making organic apple cider, we noticed a trend. Many of our customers for cider were home brewers and wanted our organic apple cider to make small batches of hard apple cider. Then we noticed that these same brewers were entering their brews in the Minnesota State Fair brewing competitions and regularly winning first, second, and third place. So we realized we had something special here, so we decided to jump in to the world of making hard apple cider. In 2014 we started the process of federal and state licensing. Simultaneously we started building the cider room, acquiring the production equipment and developing our formulation. February 16, 2015 was the first day of sales and it has been enthusiastically received by retailers and consumers alike. We are overwhelmed by all of the positive response we have received. Thank you to all who have helped us on this journey and for all of your support. Buy local!
Driftless Dry- Wild yeast fermentation is used to develop flavors unique to this style of cider. A farmhouse-style with earthy notes of dried leaves, a tart sourness, and green apple freshness on the back end. Finishes dry with a light carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Heritage apple varieties bring unique taste profiles that keep it from being anything but your standard cider.
Keepsake Cidery- We are a family owned cidery and orchard striving to make a delicious, high quality cider from simple ingredients and time honored methods. Based out of Dundas, Minnesota, just south of the Twin Cities, we have a philosophy centered around healthy living. This includes work, play, food and drink. Our desire is to bring forth a beverage that you want to drink on a regular basis. A cider that is simple in ingredients but complex in flavor, with a variety of types that will appeal to many tastes.The cidery buzzes in the middle of Woodskeep Orchard. Many family and friends helped plant the orchard in the spring of 2014, and when in full production, the surrounding trees will provide the bulk of apples for pressing. Until then, we are picking and pressing apples from local orchards that are either low spray or no spray. From planting the trees, to picking, pressing, fermenting, and bottling we are hands on throughout the entire process. We believe that our dedication to this process shines through in every bottle of Keepsake Cidery hard cider. --
3572 Old Tyler Rd
Red Wing, Minnesota
Splitladder Syder- Harbo Cider is proud to bring you Minnesotas very own- Hard Cider. Hard Cider is an alcoholic beverage made out of pressed and fermented apples. It's got some similar charecteristics to a dry white wine, but very much its own kind of drink. Very light to the palette, it makes a great afternoon type of drink cold, on the rocks, or with a splash of ginger ale to make an outstanding mixer. So, Get out to Harbo Cider today and try out Splitladder Syder.
26205 Fairlawn Ave.
|Number 12 Sparkling Dry- is a truly dry, English style cider with a slightly tart finish. It has just the right amount of dry and tart, with an appley bouquet and a champagne-like sparkle. It is blended with 10 varieties of local apples, picked and pressed and fermented to goodness. Sparkling Dry is the culmination of 17 years of experimentation and we're ready to share!||Number 12 Black Currant Dry- begins with aromatic notes of jam and rich black currant followed by a crisp, dry cider finish. Once considered the “forbidden fruit” due to a 100 year ban, the black currant is now experiencing a resurgence in America’s conscience. It pairs beautifully with locally grown apples by providing a tannic structure needed for depth and complexity. This is the cider that will change your perspective.||Number 12 Chestnut Semi-Dry- combines 5 local apple varieties with toasted French Oak. It features the Chestnut Crabapple, developed and introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1946. Hints of orchard honey and crisp apple come alive against a light sparkle and subtle tannins. This cider is approachable, balanced and delicious!|
Hard Cider- Long part of our menu, our Hard Apple Cider is a delicious hybrid beverage. Mixed up like our wines it takes just minutes to make. Bottling is just two weeks later just like our beers. We chilled, keg, and carbonate the cider so you will take home 72 of the 22oz beer bottles after bottling it. Apple Cider for Adults! This delicious cider will remind you of champagne with its pale yellow color & lively sparkle of carbonation.
6693 County Road 34 NW
(320) 846- 5443
|Freewheeler- is the product in our lineup most like a traditional European cider. This dry graff is a fermented blend of the Midwest's best apples with just a touch of lightly hopped cane sorghum to add body and structure. It is light, crisp and despite being crafted from a blend of Haralson, Honeycrisp, Sweetango and Topaz apples, the apple notes are subtle and enjoyable. ||Hop-A-Wheelie Hopped Apple- uses the same midwestern apple blend that is the backbone of our Freewheeler dry, but adds the aromatic nuance of unboiled Cascade and Chinook hops. The result is bone dry and bitter with a hoppy citrus nose that doesn't overpower the palette. If you're feeling like a bit of a showboat, go ahead and Hop-a-Wheelie! ||Spoke Wrench Stout Apple- is crafted using a blend of the Midwest's best apples and a hearty milk stout brew that we then ferment using a traditional English ale yeast. When you take your first swallow of Spoke Wrench you will immediately taste the spicy chocolate and roasted toffee aromas typical of a stout style beer. Those flavors quickly transition to the crispness of a cider with some very subtle lingering sweetness from the unfermented lactic sugars. |
|Nice Ride Rye Apple- Nice Ride cruises by what you might expect from an ordinary apple brew. This rye apple hybrid marries a blend of the Midwest's best apples and a spicy rye brewers wort fermented at warmer than usual temperatures to contribute plenty of bright esters and juicy aromas. Your first taste will surprise you with the spicy acidity of rye working in tandem with the fruity brightness of fresh pressed apples. The result is a slight crisp maltiness than is reminiscent of biting into a well-ripened apple. Whether you’re a cider or beer nut, one thing you’re sure to agree with is that this is one Nice Ride.||Rusty Chain Cranberry Apple- Rusty Chain breaks loose from pumpkin's strangle hold on the world of fall flavors by reaching across the border for some freshly pressed Wisconsin cranberries. We start with a bone-dry fully- attenuated ferment of midwestrn apples and then sweeten things up using fresh cranberries that are both bitter and pucker-your-mouth-tart. We balance out that bright acidity by adding some freshly pressed apple juice to finish the process. This Rusty Chain will leave you pedaling hard for your next pint.||Fat Bike Mulled Apple- Fat Bike rolls over the idea that cider is only appropriate for hot summer days. This warm-you-to-the-core (pun not intended) winter seasonal spices up our midwestern apple blend with fresh roasted hazelnut, orange peel, cinnamon, clove, all spice and anise. The subtly spicy and slight nutty sweetness contribute to a full bodied yet sessionable winter warmer.|
|Burnout Habanero Cucumber- Burnout will totally smoke your expectations for a pepper infused brew. We start with a finished tank of our Freewheeler Dry Apple but then spice things up with a fresh infusion during the conditioning process. Freshly macerated cucumbers and habanero peppers add just enough heat to contribute scratchy texture followed by bright cucumber to cool. When you're done with your first pint you'll know for sure that Burnout is a tire screeching explosion of flavor.||Road Rash Shandy- Road Rash scuffs up what you’d expect from shandy by blending the Midwest’s finest Honeycrisp, Haralson and SweeTango® apples with zesty lemon juice. The result is a light bodied citrus character that is tart, refreshing and never too sweet. If you’re looking for a craft brewer’s take on shandy, this is a dose of Road Rash that won’t leave a scar.|
|Honeycrisp Hard Cider- This hard cider is 100% Honeycrisp apples and is the same crisp, clean, natural, unsweetened cider we've been selling in our tasting room for the past two and a half years.||Tea Time- We dug a hole straight to China to find the perfect black tea for our Tea Time Loon Juice. Because to do things right, you have to break a few continental plates. The result is a delicious apple/tea blend that’s as refreshing and simple as they come.|
|Strawberry Shandy- Warning: Your taste buds are about to have a pillow fight. We combined strawberries with our signature Honeycrisp apples and lemonade to form a strawberry, apple-y, lemony, deliciously awesome... thingy. Enjoy.||Ginger Mojito- This might well be one of the most refreshing refreshments ever created. It starts as always, with fresh Honeycrisp apples. We then add key lime, natural ginger and a bit of mint. Sound good? Great. Now go find the nearest porch and promptly part your posterior for the remainder of the day.|
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House- We're starting a winery on Lake Street in Minneapolis! We'll be using fruit from trees and shops in the city and suburbs, and making top-notch drinkables. Urban Forage will be the first winery in the Minneapolis-St Paul since before prohibition. Using locally “crowd sourced” fruit, flowers and honey, we’ll produce 8000 gallons of fruit wines, cider and mead per year. By next fall, we’ll add a taproom for your enjoyment. Gleaning fruit from “1000 vineyards” will require significant community engagement and partnerships. We welcome making these connections. They make our company unique and our mission worth doing. They deepen our roots in the community. We think that’s really important.
Cold Spring, Minnesota
1903 10th St SW
32553 Forster Road