The name Shin Hollow pays tribute to one of the old nicknames for Trumansbrug (the village our farm borders) and invokes our wilder side. This cider is highly tannic, yet smooth and full of character, reminiscent of a traditional West Country cider.
Tasting Notes: Lively effervescence, robust earthy tannins and buttery nose, all joined together with a yeasty wild character.
A blend of heirloom, russet and bittersweet apples that reflects our love of apples and hard work in the orchards. This cider aims to hit the delicate balance between sweetness and acidity, while finding depth in its tannic structure. Complex, yet approachable.
Tasting Notes: Bright acidity tempered by subtle sweetness giving way to bold, earthy tannins that linger into a smooth, fruit-filled finish. Aromas of vanilla, honeydew, and russet apples.
Ashmead’s Kernel and Reinette Musquee (Margil), both classic russet apples, originated in England and France respectively in the early 1700s. They are cherished for fresh eating as well as their cider making qualities. This cider exemplifies the essence of russet apples.
In the cidery: Pressed a week after harvest, co-ferment, DV10 yeast.
In the bottle: Spicy acidity, soft tannins, cooked peaches, dry autumn leaves, honeycomb on the finish.
Golden Russet and Porter’s Perfection are heirloom cider apples originating from western New York and southwest England (respectively) in the late 1800s. Porter’s Perfection, brings acidity, tannic complexity and depth of finish, while Golden Russet, lends spiciness and a honeycomb sweetness and its own subtle russet bite. A beautiful marriage of two of our favorite apple varieties.
In the cidery: Pressed in early January after 2 months of sweating. Co-fermentation, DV10 yeast.
In the glass: Ripe melon on the nose, honey and earthy spice, rich dark honey, lingering woody tannins.
Varieties: Golden Russet 45%, Porter’s Perfection 40%, Goldrush 15%
This cider is a unique blend of American heirloom apples and old English bittersweets, that create its sunset aura and tropical fruit aromas. With soft tannins, light effervescence and paradoxical sweetness, RabbleRouser is perfect for parties or festive dinners.
Tasting Notes: Soft tannins, light body and a deceptively sweet finish. This cider is dry, but fruit forward, lightly carbonated with a sunset aura and tropical fruit aromas
Varieties: Harry Master’s Jersey, Holstein Cox, Herefordshire Redstreak, Tompkin’s King, Pound Sweet, Chisel Jersey
A marriage of two favorite varieties; pure golden perfection
Description: Golden Russet and Porter’s Perfection are both heirloom cider apples originating from western New York
and southwest Englad respectively in the 1800s.
In the cidery: Pressed after three months of sweating, co-fermentation, DV10 yeast. Bottled after 10 months aging.
In the glass: Porter’s Perfection brings acidity, tannic complexity and depth, while Goden Russet lends spiciness, a
honeycomb sweetness and its own subtle russet bite.
Varieties: Golden Russet (50%), Porter’s Perfection (50%)
ABV: 10% RS: 0%
The dominant variety in this cider is Harry Masters Jersey, sometimes called the “Port Wine” apple in Southwest England, and is a characteristic Somerset “Jersey” bittersweet apple with soft tannins and complex textures. We added a small amount of Calville Blanc, Margil Golden Russet and Goldrush to add complexity and balance. This cider is off-dry, with notes of vanilla and passion fruit, light acidity and soft tannins that create its long astringent finish.
Varieties: Harry Master's Jersey 30%, Goldrush 45%, Mixed Sharps - 25%
A fortified blend of slightly fermented fresh cider and oak-aged apple eau de vie distillate. Enjoy it with dessert or by the fireside.
In the cidery: Eau de Vie distilled from our own fruit in 2018, aged in French oak barrels for 2 years and then blended with fresh juice from the 2021 harvest. Further aged in stainless with French Oak chips for an additional 8 weeks, bottled July, 2022.
In the glass: Velvety tannins and a smooth finish. Fragrances of ripe apples, and vanilla.
Varieties: Porter’s Perfection, Golden Russet, Dabinet, King David, Goldrush
The identity and origin of Geneva Tremlett’s Bitter is unknown. It was imported from England for the Geneva, NY apple collection in the 1960s, thought to be the English cider apple Tremlett’s Bitter. Whatever its true name may be, Geneva Tremletts has established itself as one of the few bittersharp cider apples that can stand on its own in the bottle. This single variety cider with is cold fermented and then put through a secondary fermentation in the bottle using both wild and cultured yeasts.
In the cidery: Harvested in mid-September and sweated for two months before pressing, DV10 yeast. Bottled after 2 months aging, secondary fermentation in the bottle, left on the lees.
In your glass: Aromas of green apples and citrus, bold tannins, racy acidity, lingering finish.
Varieties: Geneva Tremlett’s (90%), Harry Master's Jersey (10%)
Our fruit-forward, first-of-the-season blend, First Fling is made with our favorite early ripening apples. With a hint of sweetness balanced by a touch of tart, its tannins are soft and lingering; just perfect for afternoon sipping.
Porters Pommeau is a blend of fresh cider (2016 season) made from Porters Perfection - an old English bittersweet apple - and oak-aged apple eau de vie (2015 season). Porters Pommeau has fragrances of ripe apples, vanilla, velvety tannins and a smooth, sweet finish. Enjoy it with dessert or by the fireside with friends.
Gold Medal - Fortified Cider - GLINTCAP 2017
Best in Class - GLINTCAP 2017
Bronze medal - Fortified Cider - GLINTCAP 2018