The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in South Carolina.

Windy Hill Orchard is a family owned and operated boutique apple orchard and cider mill located in the upstate of South Carolina. Fritz and Catherine Gusmer grew up on apple cider in New Jersey. One Christmas after they moved to South Carolina in 1978, Fritz’ mother gave them a wooden apple cider press. The Gusmers and their children spent hours making cider. Fritz and Catherine were searching for something he could do that would involve the entire family and allow him to stay close to home. The quest for a true apple cider doughnut finally gave them the solution. They could grow apples, press cider and make the doughnuts they’d been craving. Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill was born. We are the first, and only, licensed and bonded cidery in the Piedmont of the Carolinas.  We produce various types of Award Winning Hand-Crafted Hard Ciders with a commitment to sustainable agricultural practices.

South Carolina-  agribusiness of agriculture and forestry in South Carolina is one of the largest economic clusters and major economic engines in the state. Together, they have a direct and indirect economic impact of $33.9 billion a year, provide $7.5 billion in labor income, and create and support almost 200,000 jobs in the state. Although South Carolina has only 5 apple orchards registered on a national database it enjoys the hard cider from two cider makers.

Hub City Tap House: Home of Ciclops Cyderi- the first brewery-cidery in the Upstate and only the second cidery to call South Carolina home. Hub City Tap House hold three distinct alcoholic beverage licenses – one to sell beer and wine at the tap house, another to brew alcohol on the premises as a brewery and a third to produce cider onsite as a cidery. The tap house serves 30 brews on tap including 20 craft beers from local and regional brewers. The remaining 10 taps contain original and collaborative beers, hard ciders and beer/cider combinations brewed onsite by Willcox and Garrison. (

THE CIDERS (25 cider styles including):

Dri Eie Cider- An ultra dry, local cider taken beyond 0.999! Back sweetened to life, leaving not a "Dry Eye" in the house. 
Ciclops Series #1: Eie of Sauron- is one of my favorite cyclops; bitter, fiery, larger than life (and kinda sweet keeping all of those Ringwraiths around for moral support). An Imperial Cyder. Fresh apples are added in the secondary to give even more apple flavor. Serrano fires it up. There a five hops that get lost in the high alcohol :-( and long primary fermentation. 
Ciclops Series #2: Stuart* the Tertiary- is Pliny the Elder inspired, and that's where it ends. Fresh pressed cider brewed with specialty grains. Hops: Amarillo, Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Citra, Chinook and Warrior. *Stuart the cyclops: From the films; "Despicable Me 1 & 2" and "Minions" 
Flag Series, Argentina: Yerba Maté Y Naranja- We take inspiration from what is defined by law as the "national infusion", yerba maté. This beverage is loved for it's high caffeine and boasts hay like flavors, grassy undertones and dry straw nose. Paired up with the fresh orange, which is commonly hollowed out and used as a drinking vessel for maté. Don't let your mind trick you; cyder, tea, orange peel and yeast, that's it. 
Flag Series, Thailand: Thai Cyder- with Chā chbā (hibiscus), lychee fruit, kaffir lime leaves, and raw sugar. 

Flag Series, Korea: Oksusu Cha-literally translated "corn tea", inspires this Flag Series selection. Slightly roasty, a little sweet and corny, to say the least. Finished with sweet crystallized ginger and... 

Flag Series, Russia: Chernyy Yabloko; черный яблоко- Also know as "The Black Apple" this Russian Imperial Cyder Stout boasts a lot of apple flavor. Big, boozy and loud. Jacked apple cyder forms the base, dark malts, chocolate malts, coffee; you name it it's in there. Cyder like you've never seen it before. 
Flag Series, South Africa: Rooi Oë- Red Tea Cyder- with rooibos tea, honey and citrus. Rooi Oë is Afrikaans for red eyes. A turn of phrase; the red color of the cyder comes from from South African rooibos plant and it also references the thing that happens when you drink to much Rooi Oë.

197 E Saint John St
Spartanburg, South Carolina

(864) 704-9080

1860 Black Highway
York, South Carolina

(803) 684-0690

South Carolina  The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in South Carolina.

THE CIDERS (over 20 cider Styles Including)

Windy Hill "Ginger Gold" is our flagship cider  that we have produced since 1996. Our take on an english style hard cider 6% alc. by vol.

“Strawberry Pippin” is our dry cider that we introduced in 2010. Using natural strawberry essences to attain slight fruity undertones, Strawberry Pippin is the definition of dry and, like a French Cider, 6% abv. 

Hoppin' Johnny- Fermented From Stayman Winesap Apples and Dry Hopped Using Whole Leaf Hops.
“Gala Peach” is our sweet cider that was released in April of 2011.  A salute to the peach industry in the southeast, Gala Peach is best described as Refreshing!
“Rusty Gold” is a spiced cider that we infuse with a blend of spices that we have been making our Wassail with for the last 15 years.
Hoppin' Johny Blueberry-  Hoppin' Johnny with blueberries