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2016 Events

December 3  Feast Tasting  12-3 p.m.  Charlottesville, VA
Feast sources items from small local businesses that not only impress with their products, but also with the way they produce them. Foggy Ridge is excited to showcase hand crafted orchard-based cider, the perfect gift for the holidays!

December 17 & 18-Holiday Season Finale at Foggy Ridge Cider
Come celebrate the holiday on our last open weekend of the season. Delight your friends and family with gift baskets, boxes and bags full of artisan cider and seasonal treats, all designed to please. Expect cider, holiday snacks and music of the season Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.



Previous 2016 Events

January 6  Southern Season Chili Throwdown, 1-2 p.m Richmond, VA
Come join us as the Southern Season staff shows off their chili creations with your favorite, Foggy Ridge Cider! You’ll get to vote and decide which one is the best.

January 12  Heirloom Restaurant, 6:00 p.m  Athens, GA
Cider tasting with five Foggy Ridge Cider blends paired with three dishes from Heirloom restaurant.

January 23  Cider Tasting at Butchers Market, Raleigh, NC
Taste a selection of Foggy Ridge’s finest and shop for the week in one stop!

January 25  The Tale of Orchard Based Cider, Southern Pines, NC
Brand Ambassador Stacey Sprenz will be presenting the Foggy Ridge Cider story and tasting a hand-picked selection ciders with the Southern Pines Garden Club.

January 3 Fullsteam Brewery, 1-4 p.m Durham, NC
Foggy Ridge Cider will be there to discuss our cider alongside fellow Good Food Award finalists and winners.

February 17  Tasting with Relay Foods, 6-8 PM, Richmond, VA
Relax after work with biscuits from Early Bird and Foggy Ridge Serious Cider!  A great way to end the day at The Terraces Club House!

February 21 Southern Season Tasting, 12-3 p.m Charleston, SC
Foggy Ridge Cider will be tasting a selection of our award-winning ciders, what better way to do you weekly shopping at a ‘food lover’s paradise’!

February 20  HSF’s 6th Annual Winter Wine Festival, 12-6 p.m Staunton, VA
If you’d like to spend a vibrant weekend sampling some of the region’s best  wines, get your tickets now for the Historic Staunton Foundation’s 6th Annual Winter Wine Festival

February 27  Cider Cocktail Class at Crude Bitters, Raleigh, NC
Learn how to create new and exciting cocktails made from Foggy Ridge Cider and small-batch Crude Bitters

March 3  Charleston Food & Wine Festival, 7-10 p.m.  Charleston, SC
Dinner and pairing featuring Foggy Ridge Cider and  The Roasted Goat, a Southern Foodways Alliance diner.

March 5  Charleston Food & Wine Festival, 2-5 p.m.  Charleston, SC
Details will be added shortly.

March 5  Southern Season’s Tasting-Cameron Village Tasting, 12-3 p.m.  Raleigh, NC
Join Brand Ambassador Stacey Sprenz for a select cider tasting at Southern Season.

March 31  Brown Mountain Bottleworks, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Morganton, NC

April 1  Once Upon a Vine Tasting, 5-8 p.m.  Richmond, VA
Learn more about the history of Foggy Ridge and it’s ciders while tasting our finest blends at the MacArthur Avenue location.

April 2  Sonny’s Fine Wine and Beer Tasting, 5-8 p.m. Henrico, VA
Sonny’s is the place for quality beverages for everyday and special occasions.  Sample a selection of our award-winning orchard based Virginia cider.

April 2 Opening Weekend at Foggy Ridge Cider
Spring is a reawakening of warmer days and the Foggy Ridge tasting room.  Join us for the first tastings of the year, light fare and “welcome back” specials! Open Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. tasting fee is $7.

April 18 Cider & Beer Dinner at Standard Foods 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Celebrate NC Beer Month at a quite special dinner at Raleigh’s Standard Foods. Chef Scott Crawford (soon to move on from this James Beard nominated Best New Restaurant) pairs Fullsteam Brewery’s fine brews, Foggy Ridge’s ciders and four delicious courses. Reserve a spot today!

April 22 Tasting at Republic of Floyd, 4-7 p.m.  Floyd, VA
Republic of Floyd has a newly renovated space and Foggy Ridge wants to celebrate! Join us for a select cider tasting and light nibbles.

April 23  Foggy Ridge Cider Bloom Fest
Celebrate the mountain apple orchard bloom and it’s unparalleled beauty. Visit Foggy Ridge Cider’s spring orchard for a guided tour by Owner Diane Flynt. Stick around to enjoy a tasting of the season’s finest blends.  Buffalo and More will be onsite offering buffalo brats simmered in First Fruit and other favorites! Tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Guided orchard tour & tasting $10. Tour space is limited book online today!

Planting Festival at Whitebarrel Winery, 12-6 p.m. Christiansburg, VA
Expand your taste buds with local wine, beer, and cider. Enjoy a day in the Whitebarrel Winery vineyard will be filled with vendors, food trucks, and live music! Purchase your ticket today.

April 29  Southern Season Tasting, 5-8 p.m.  Chapel Hill, NC
Southern Season is the premier destination for specialty food and gifts.  Join Foggy Ridge Cider for a select tasting at the recently opened bar area.

May 7  Chatham Marketplace Tasting,  1-3 p.m.  Pittsboro, NC
Chatham Marketplace is a co-operative business owned entirely by members of the community. Foggy Ridge Cider is proud to be invited back to taste and sell our cider to this wonderful co-op that  “serves our owners and employees, our shoppers, our local farmers and local business community.”

May 7  Little House Green Grocer Tasting, 4-6 p.m. Richmond, VA
In 2012, Little House opened it’s doors and has been serving lovely local produce and keeping pantries stocked with fine staples like cider, ever since. Join Foggy Ridge for a select tasting of our orchard to table ciders made with love.

May 14  All About the Bitters at Foggy Ridge Cider
Crude Bitters crafts cocktail bitters for light and dark spirits and to blend unique flavor combinations.  Learn how to use bitters to enhance your favorite cider cocktail.  Crude Bitters crafts cocktail bitters for light and dark spirits and to blend unique flavor combinations.  Class complete with cider tasting and recipe $10. Classes at 1 and 3 p.m. Limited space reserve your spot today.

May 20 Tasting at Harvest Moon, 2-5 p.m. Floyd, VA
Harvest Moon strives to provide customers with the widest, freshest, healthiest selections possible. This means getting and sampling local products whenever possible. Join Foggy Ridge Cider for a select tasting of our award-winning local ciders.

May 21  Yoga in the Foggy Ridge Orchard
What better way to benefit your health than meditation in a Spring orchard? Heather Elliot, from Sacred Space, will lead a gentler, all-levels practice, incorporating deep stretch and restorative poses along with breath work and a short meditation.  After your class take a relaxing stroll over to the Cider House tasting room and learn more about our orchard-based artesian cider. Don’t forget your mat and picnic lunch! Classes are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Cider tasting and yoga class $15. Reserve your space today.

May 21 The Vinton Food & Wine Festival, 1-6 p.m. Vinton, VA
Located on the front lawn of The Vinton War Memorial join us in a day of fun, food, wine, cider and great entertainment!

June 3  Caboose Summer Passport Kickoff  5-7:30 p.m.
The Caboose Market & Café has been providing the Hanover and greater Richmond area the finest selection of wine, beer and specialty foods since 1997.  Come over for the best prices on your favorite standbys or try something new, like Foggy Ridge Cider!

June 4  Chef Series at Foggy Ridge Cider featuring Local Roots
Learn how cider and food dance well together with fare from top restaurants offered in the Foggy Ridge tasting room. The Chef from Local Roots will prepare three tapas-size dishes to pair with three award-winning ciders from 1-4 p.m. $12 covers food & cider pairings. Limited pairings, reserve your space today!

June 4 A Taste of Southern Season, Cameron Village  12-3 p.m. Raleigh, NC
Raleigh customers are now able to shop the region’s finest gift collection.. With cider,wine, beer, cocktails mixers, cheese and charcuterie, the store is also be a source for everything needed for entertaining in style.  Join Foggy Ridge for a select tasting of our award-winning ciders.

June 4 Rapp Sessions Tasting, 4-6 p.m.  Richmond, VA
Enhanced tasting at Rapp Sessions featuring a special cider cocktail and Chef Dylan’s inspired pairings.

June 8  Southern Season’s Dinner, Chapel Hill, NC
Foggy Ridge’s finest blends will be paired with a three course meal the menu featuring Southern Season’s favorite Virginia foods.

June 11  Second Saturday Music Series at Foggy Ridge Cider, Another RoadSide Attraction
Southwest Virginia is full of singer songwriters and nowhere are tunes more intimate than overlooking a cider orchard. Another RoadSide Attraction is an all-acoustic, variety show with instruments from around the planet. Their songs are distinctive, stories and tall tales, definitely the lively and engaging kind of show you must see! Add a glass of cider plus treats from Cast Iron Catering and we promise a fine time. $12 covers music (1-4 p.m.) & cider tasting.

June 16 Bottles Tasting, 4:30-7 p.m. Mount Pleasant, SC
Bottles’ expert staff, on-site ownership, and one-stop shopping convenience makes it the one place to fulfill all of your beverage needs. Join Foggy Ridge Cider and taste a summertime selection of our hand crafted ciders.

June 18 Cider Tasting at Company Shops Market, 2-4:30 p.m Burlington, NC
Company Shops Market is a full-service grocery store, specializing in local foods for local people.  Join Firsthand Food and Foggy Ridge Cider in a delicious dual tasting.

June 18  Bushels and Barrels Wine Festival  11 a.m.-5 p.m. Critz, VA  
The mission of this festival is unique, it mutually promotes the economic development of our local craft, food, wine, beer, and cider producers. The entire festival will be a tribute to the tremendous talent and potential of this area. Celebrate your community with a glass of hand crafted cider!

June 24 Durham Coop Market Tasting, 4-6:30 p.m. Durham, NC  
Join Foggy Ridge Cider in for a perfect summer pairing at the Durham Coop Market. Help support local farms, locally made products, and did we mention there will be samples of Firsthand Foods sausage and cider?

June 25  Yoga in the Foggy Ridge Orchard
What better way to benefit your health than meditation in a Spring orchard? After your class take a relaxing stroll over to the Cider House tasting room and learn more about our orchard-based artesian cider. Classes are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cider tasting and yoga class $15. Reserve your space today.

June 25 Floyd Fandango, 1:30-7 p.m. MP 170.5, Blue Ridge Parkway
Floyd Fandango is a giant jam sandwich of summer fun, including intimate performances by up-and-coming bands you’ve likely never heard of before, but certainly will in the near future, alongside tastings from the best local breweries, wineries and cideries, wide-open family fun and grassroots-style outdoor adventure competitions.

July 1 Tasting at Republic of Floyd, 4-7 p.m.  Floyd, VA
Republic of Floyd is featuring Foggy Ridge to kick off the holiday weekend.  Celebrate our history by sampling cider crafted from Thomas Jefferson’s orchard.

July 4 Independence Day at Foggy Ridge Cider, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Foggy Ridge will extend it’s hours, opening on a Monday in celebration of the Fourth of July.  Sample Colonial America’s favorite beverage, the perfect addition to any backyard BBQ. Red White and Blue Ice Cream, vanilla, strawberry and blueberry ice cream made with fruit from the farm will be served complimentary with tasting!

July 1-4 Foggy Ridge Cider at Blenheim Vineyards
Blenheim Vineyards is adding Foggy Ridge “First Fruit” Hard cider from Dugspur, Virginia to our tasting line-up during July 4th weekend as a remembrance to one of America’s first libations.

July 9  Second Saturday Music Series at Foggy Ridge Cider, RagTop
Southwest Virginia is full of singer songwriters and nowhere are tunes more intimate than overlooking a cider orchard. RagTop is the Roanoke, Virginia-based  acoustic duo performing Folk Rock, Classic Rock, New Country, Blues and R&B.  Add a glass of cider plus treats from Cast Iron Catering and we promise a fine time. $12 covers music (1-4 p.m.) & cider tasting.

July 14  The Glass Jug, 5-7 p.m. Durham, NC
The Glass Jug is a retail craft beer store and Durham’s first and only counter-pressure growler filling station. In addition to all of your favorite craft beers, specialty wine, and cider! Join Foggy Ridge Cider for a sampling of our favorite Summer ciders.

July 15 The Wine Cellar at Chapter’s Tasting 1-7 p.m.,  Galax, VA
The Wine Cellar at Chapters offers a fine selection of gourmet food and wine. In celebration of Smoke on the Mountain, Virginia’s official state BBQ championship we are tasting our award-winning ciders.

July 15  Union Market, 5:30-8 p.m. Richmond, VA
Union Market, the neighborhood grocery and eatery in Union Hill, proudly serves food from regional partners. Enjoy a seat on the patio with locally crafted food exquisitely paired it with Foggy Ridge’s artesian ciders.

July 15 Harvest Moon Tasting 3-6 p.m. Floyd, VA
Harvest Moon strives to provide customers with the widest, freshest, healthiest selections possible. This means getting and sampling local products whenever possible. Join Foggy Ridge Cider for a select tasting of our award-winning local ciders.

July 16  Chef Series at Foggy Ridge Cider featuring Fortunato
Learn how cider and food dance well together with fare from top restaurants offered in the Foggy Ridge tasting room. Chef Jeff Farmer from Fortunato will prepare three tapas-size dishes to pair with three award-winning ciders from 1-4 p.m. $12 covers food & cider pairings. Limited pairings, reserve your space today!

July 21 Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market Tasting, 5-7 p.m. Richmond, VA
Thursday in July celebrate cider-centric month! The Beet Café will host a special happy hour that features three small dishes paired properly with cider.

July 23 A Taste of Southern Season, Cameron Village  1-3 p.m. Raleigh, NC
Raleigh customers are now able to shop the region’s finest gift collection.. With cider,wine, beer, cocktails mixers, cheese and charcuterie, the store is also be a source for everything needed for entertaining in style.  Join Foggy Ridge for a select tasting of our award-winning ciders.

August 2 The Marketplace 4- 8 p.m. Pulaski, VA
Often referred to as the Grand Old Lady of Pulaski, the renovated train station, every Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. the market is open.  This week Foggy Ridge features it’s award-winning cider while the local arts and crafts vendors display their talents.

August 6 Galax Rhythm, Brews & Vine Fest 1-8 p.m. Galax, VA
Slated to be the best festival yet, visit our tent for a select tasting of our artesian cider. It’s the perfect beverage on a summer’s day.

August 11 Tasting at Tinnell’s 4:30-7:30 p.m. Roanoke, VA
At Tinnell’s Finer Foods, fresh meats, produce, and deli items are what we do all day. Join Foggy Ridge Cider and find out how versatile a beverage it can be with your favorite fare!

August 13  Second Saturday Music Series at Foggy Ridge Cider, Gabe Morales
Southwest Virginia is full of singer songwriters and nowhere are tunes more intimate than overlooking a cider orchard. Roanoke native Gabe Morales’ music includes elements of blues, jazz, classic rock and influences from Latin American folk music. Add a glass of cider plus treats from Buffalo and More and we promise a fine time. $12 covers music (1-4 p.m.) & cider tasting.

August 16 The Marketplace 4- 8 p.m. Pulaski, VA
Often referred to as the Grand Old Lady of Pulaski, the renovated train station, every Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. the market is open.  This week Foggy Ridge features it’s award-winning cider while the local arts and crafts vendors display their talents.

August 18 The Raleigh Shop Pop Up Dinner 7:30 p.m. Raleigh, NC
The Raleigh Shop’s next popup dinner in teams up three great gastronomic enterprises – Foggy Ridge Cider, Rare Earth Farms, and Lucettegrace – for one delicious evening. Reservervations limited, get your ticket today!

August 18  Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market Tasting 5-7 p.m. Richmond, VA
Thursday in July celebrate cider-centric month! The Beet Café will host a special happy hour that features three small dishes paired properly with cider.

August 23  BevCon, 1:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. Charleston, SC
Cider House Rules: A Comprehensive Tasting of World Cider Styles. This session provides a pithy overview and guided tasting of major cider styles, including those associated with France, Spain and the U.S. Speakers include our own Diane Flynt and Juliette Pope, Beverage Director of Gramercy Hotels.

August 24  BevCon, 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.  Charleston, SC
Drinking is an Agricultural Act. Everyone likes the notion of eating locally, but it’s often tricky to source locally when producing beer or spirits. This session will address the supply chain; potential pitfalls and how working with neighboring farmers can result in a better product and enhanced marketing. Speaker are Diane Flynt, Christopher Manning, and Foggy Ridge pals Ann Marshall from Highwire Distilling Company, and Sean Lily Wilson from Fullsteam Brewery.

August 26 Tasting at Republic of Floyd, 5-7 p.m.  Floyd, VA
Republic of Floyd is featuring Foggy Ridge to kick off the weekend.  Celebrate the last days of summer by sampling cider crafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

August 26  The Wine Shoppe in Green Hills, 4-8 p.m. Nashville, TN   
Whether a wine novice or an expert, we know that The Wine Shoppe is an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Middle Tennessee. Foggy Ridge Cider is excited to pair up for another tasting of a special selection of our hand crafted orchard-based ciders.

August 27  Chef Series at Foggy Ridge Cider featuring Oddf3llows.
Learn how cider and food dance well together with fare from top restaurants offered in the Foggy Ridge tasting room. Chef Sterling Beetle from Oddf3llows Restaurant in Floyd, VA will prepare three tapas-size dishes to pair with three award-winning ciders from 1-4 p.m. $12 covers food & cider pairings. Limited pairings, reserve your space today!

August 27  Taste of the Region 7-9 p.m. Hot Springs, VA
Foodies craving the ultimate culinary experience with flavors true to the state of Virginia are invited to attend the 5th Annual Taste of the Region at The Omni Homestead Resort. The event will include an evening of delectable food, wine, beer, and Foggy Ridge Cider tastings.

September 2 Floyd Yoga Jam, All weekend Floyd, VA
The love for art, community, music, nature and yoga is the basis of this local Labor Day festival. Foggy Ridge Cider will once again feature a selection of our artesian ciders for purchase. We hope to see you there!

September 5 Labor Day at Foggy Ridge Cider
Foggy Ridge will extend it’s hours again this year, this time in celebration of Labor Day.  Join us from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for yard games and cider tastings and a sampling of Cold Summer Pea Soup with Crusty Bread and Chive Butter from the kitchen of Diane Flynt (while supplies last.)

September 5 Harvest Table Dinner 6:00 p.m. Meadowview, VA
Chefs Phillip Newton and Bradley Griffin present the Third Harvest Table Farm Dinner. Join us for a 3-course meal highlighting the late summer harvest featuring Gnomestead Hollow mushrooms paired with three tastings from Foggy Ridge Cider.

September 6 The Marketplace 4- 8 p.m. Pulaski, VA
Often referred to as the Grand Old Lady of Pulaski, the renovated train station, every Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. the market is open.  This week Foggy Ridge features it’s award-winning cider while the local arts and crafts vendors display their talents.

September 10  Fall Orchard Walk at Foggy Ridge Cider
Enjoy a walk in the orchard during the season change. Step inside our tasting room to learn more about how orchard-based cider is made and taste the fruits of our labor. Renowned Appalachian photographer and writer Tim Barnwell will  make a stop at the ciderhouse on his book tour indtroducing Great Smoky Mountains Vistas: A Guide, which combines panoramic photos from overlooks with useful information about activities near each overlook. Join us 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 for tasting and walk. Book your orchard walk in the tasting room.

September 23 Christiansburg Food Truck Rodeo 5-9 p.m. Christiansburg, VA
The largest food truck event in southwest Virginia, and was voted by Roanoke Times readers as the #2 community event in the NRV. This year’s event will have fun for the whole family, more great regional street food vendors, live music, craft beer, wine, and cider!

 September 24  Chef Series at Foggy Ridge Cider featuring Hardware Bar & Grill
Learn how cider and food dance well together with fare from top restaurants offered in the Foggy Ridge tasting room. Chef Jay from Hardware Bar & Grill in Hillsville, VA will prepare three tapas-size dishes to pair with three award-winning ciders from 1-4 p.m. $12 covers food & cider pairings. Limited pairings, reserve your space today!

September 30  Tasting at Republic of Floyd  4-6:30 p.m.  Floyd, VA
The craft fair is in Floyd! Foggy Ridge Cider will taste a selection of their award-winning ciders to kick off the crafting fun.

September 30  Nashville Daily Spirits  Nashville, TN
Nashville Daily Spirits is the place to find fine spirits in Tennessee.  Join us for a tasting of our orchard-based cider hand crafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

October 6  Bread & Cider Class at LaFarm Bakery   5:30-8:30 p.m.  Cary, NC
La Farm Bakery is a modern bakery where families come together around the table to share their lives as they share a good meal.  Join us for a lesson in apple cider and Fall breads, featuring award-winning Foggy Ridge Cider and bread baking class.

October 8  Apple Harvest Celebration at Foggy Ridge Cider
Foggy Ridge Celebrates the Apple with this special all-day harvest event at our cider house overlooking the orchard. Sample a variety of unique American Heritage and English cider apples from 1-4 p.m. $10 covers apple samples and cider tasting.

October 8 Chesapeake Wine Festival 12-6 P.M. Chesapeake, VA
It’s happening this October at Chesapeake City Park to benefit community charities of the Chesapeake Rotary Club. A fun gathering of over 20 premiere Virginia Wineries and Cideries and thousands of thirsty patrons is one of the most popular and successful charitable events in our area’s history. Come out and experience the Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival with your friends!

October 9 Wine and Unwind 12-5 P.M. Salem, VA
Enjoy Autumn in the Blue Ridge Mountains while sampling wines, craft beer AND cider! Enjoy a beautiful Sunday with family and friends indulging your palate, tasting fabulous food, dancing to good music, and shopping artisan crafts!

October 15  Tasting at Eli’s Provisions  11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Roanoke, VA
The Fall season is here and it’s time to try something new! Try true orchard based artesian local cider at Eli’s Provisions in downtown Roanoke.

October 20  Cider Dinner at the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm  7:00 p.m.  Lovettesville, VA
Join us this evening for an incredible dining experience  featuring seasonal, local and organic cuisine perfectly paired with handcrafted ciders from Foggy Ridge Cider.

October 21  Harvest Moon Tasting  4:30-6:30 p.m.  Floyd, VA
Harvest Moon welcomes Fall with Foggy Ridge Cider.  Join us for a select tasting of our award-winning local ciders paired with the seasonal cheeses.

October 21  The Green Hills Wine Shoppe  5:30-8:00 p.m.  Nashville, TN
This is an opportunity to taste Cider as God intended it to be!  Stop by the Shoppe from 5:30 to 7:00 to sample some of the finest Cider from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia

October 27  Cider and Cheese Class at Cellar 55  7:30-9:00 p.m.  Fuquay Varina, NC
Join us for an evening of cider education and an opportunity to taste the orchards of Foggy Ridge Cider paired with delicious cheeses from the Hook and Cleaver Market.

November 1  Bourbon, Ciders, and Bitters, Oh My!  6:00 P.M.  Chapel Hill, NC
Southern Season Cooking School presents Gary Crunkleton of The Crunkleton bar, Stacey Sprenz of Foggy Ridge Cider and Craig Rudewicz of Crude Bitters.  They will team up to share their knowledge on putting together creative cocktails you won’t find at any other holiday parties!

November 5  Ellwood Thompson’s Tasting  1-4 p.m.  Richmond, VA
Ellwood Thompson’s is holding a CiderWeekVA Preview Party.  Free tastings and specials will be featured in The Beet Café.

November 6  Cider Week Preview at Whole Foods  11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Short Pump, VA
Whole Foods Market® doesn’t sell just anything, when it comes to natural food products, they are committed to going beyond expectations.  Foggy Ridge Cider is excited to be apart of that mission statement and will be showcasing true orchard based artesian cider. 

Cider Week VA through November 20!

All Week Events

Annual Roanoke Foggy Ridge Cider Cocktail Competition
The gloves are off as local restaurants and bars vie to see who can make the best cocktail using Foggy Ridge Cider brands. Joining the competition once again is Local Roots, Lucky, Fortunato,  River and Rail, and the newest competitor added this year Blue Apron.  The public votes by purchasing cider cocktails from any or all of the Cider Cocktail locations. At the end of Cider Week, we see who sold the most cocktails and they are named the winner. Many of these cocktails have gone on to further fame in other competitions across the state and country. It’s a great way to see how versatile cider really is in the masterful hands of our participants. Come out and “vote” for your favorite.

Charlottesville Foggy Ridge Cider Cocktail Competition
Join the cider celebration and vote for your favorite downtown Charlottesville Cider cocktail. Whiskey JarBebedero and Alley Light will all be serving Foggy Ridge Cider cocktails, ALL WEEK LONG. Stop by each location for a taste. Location with the most cocktails sold wins a prize.

Appalachian Cider Celebration at Graze on Main  Wytheville, VA
Celebrate Cider WeekVA with Chef Travis Milton and his heart-felt version of Southern Appalachian food classics, all paired with Foggy Ridge Cider. Expect Creasy Greens, Cornbread, pork in many forms and, of course, Apple Cake at Wytheville’s historic Bolling Wilson Hotel and the Graze on Main restaurant. Please call the restaurant for reservations (276) 223-2333.

Dogtown  Floyd, VA
Dogtown brings many interesting acts to Floyd in its entertainment hall, offers wood-fired pizza and much more. They are celebrating Virginia Cider Week by offering  a new Foggy Ridge Cider cocktail called Winter’s Edge.

Foggy Ridge Flights

New to Foggy Ridge Cider and interested in tasting more orchard based artesian cider? Dugspur, VA a little too far to travel? For CiderWeek VA many of Virginia’s finest restaurants are offering Foggy Ridge flights!  Don’t miss the opportunity to taste Foggy Ridge Cider in your neighborhood.

Oddf3llows  Floyd, VA
Oddf3llows features fresh, local,  seasonal food prepared simply, and artfully. They are celebrating Virginia Cider Week by offering flights of Foggy Ridge Cider.

Shagbark Restaurant  Richmond, VA
Shagbark’s goal is to  showcase local farmers, fishermen, and artisans. Learn more about true orchard based cider, Foggy Ridge flights available all week.

The Dabney Restaurant  Washington DC
At The Dabney, Chef Jeremiah cooks over embers in the wood-burning hearth, giving a nod to the historic food culture of the DC area while growing and creating something new.  Celebrate Cider Week VA pairing a flight of Foggy Ridge blends with suggested pairings made with the very best ingredients of the Mid-Atlantic.

Black Twig  Cider House  Durham, DC
Black Twig Cider House is the first of its kind cider-focused restaurant featuring the largest variety of cider in the Southeast, with over 80 ciders available, Foggy Ridge flights available all week!

Daily Events

November 11  Harvest Moon Tasting  4:30-6:30 p.m.  Floyd, VA
Harvest Moon  welcomes Foggy Ridge Cider to kick of Virginia Cider Week.  Join us for a select tasting of our award-winning local ciders paired with the seasonal cheeses.

November 11  Cider Aperitif Pairing at Heritage  5:00-10:00 p.m.  Richmond, VA
To kickoff the CiderWeek VA fun Heritage will feature a sparkling cider cocktail and a small bite from Chef Joe Sparatta.  Celebrate the rest of the week with an aperitif pairing!

November 11  Shagbark Meet the Cidermaker  5:30-7:00 p.m.  Richmond, VA
Shagbark’s goal is to “Stay rooted but branch out”  by becoming a stage for the enormous bounty of Virginia, showcasing local farmers, fishermen, and artisans. Meet  the owner Foggy Ridge, Diane Flynt, and learn more about true orchard based cider, Foggy Ridge flights available.

November 11 Tower’s Kroger in Roanoke 11 a.m-2 p.m. Roanoke, VA
Foggy Ridge Cider looks forward to making your early holiday shopping a lot more festive! Join us as we kick off cider week in Southwest VA at your local Kroger at Towers Shopping Center.

November 12 Richmond Cider Celebration  11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Richmond, VA
Dive into the cider renaissance with cider from VA cideries and Richmond area chefs at Richmond’s 17th Street Market. Ticket price is $20 and includes cider tastings, live music and educational workshops. Buy tickets here!

November 12  Saison Market Tasting  3-6 p.m.  Richmond, VA
Saison is a crossroads of present and past, classic and modern, nerdy and cool.  Foggy Ridge Cider fits right in!  Join us for a tasting of our handcrafted artisanal ciders.

November 13  A Ploughman’s Feast 4-6 p.m.  Richmond, VA
We join our colleagues from Blue Bee, Albemarle Ciderworks, Potter’s Craft at the 5th annual Cider Week Event at the freshly renovated Summit Stables. Buy tickets here!

November 15  Foggy Ridge Cider Dinner at Hardware Bar & Grill  6:30 p.m.  Hillsville, VA
Hardware Bar & Grill welcomes Foggy Ridge Cider to its first ever cider dinner.  Chef Jason Smith will prepare a multiple course meal featuring seasonal, local ingredients paired with a selection of Foggy Ridge’s finest ciders. Reserve your spot today at  (276) 728-3141.

November 18  Republic of Floyd Tasting  5-7 p.m.  Floyd, VA
Republic of Floyd showcases local arts crafts and wide selection of snacks, beer, wine and fine cider.  The Virginia Cider Week celebration continues with a select tasting of the season’s best ciders.

November 19  Gleaning Self-Guided Tours at Foggy Ridge Cider
Stroll the Foggy Ridge Cider orchards, glass of cider in hand, and take a look at late fall in a cider apple orchard and pick up the last of the fruit for the year. Self-guided gleaning tour and tasting $7. Gleaning—“to collect leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested. Some ancient cultures promoted gleaning as a way to support the local farming community.”

November 19 Meet the Cider (& Wine) Maker at Local Roots Restaurant 4-5 p.m.  Roanoke, VA
Visit Roanoke’s home for all things local to chat with representatives from Foggy Ridge Cider and Blenheim Winery. Sample “tree versus vine” pairings of Foggy Ridge Cider blends and Blenheim wines matched with artisan cheese from VA and NC. 4 to 5:00 Local Roots Restaurant, Roanoke $15.

November 19 Virginia Cider Week Tasting Event at The Lyceum, Arlington, VA
The Lyceum is offering a cider tasting as part of Virginia Cider Week!  Enjoy samples of a selection of Virginia ciders, as well as light hors d’oeuvres.

November 20  Cidermaking Class at Foggy Ridge Cider
Our intern Sammy Malavarca returns from Colorado and Stem Cidery to help teach a basic workshop on Cidermaking. Join Sammy at Foggy Ridge Cider where she will walk you through the process of how to make your own cider as well as the things that make Foggy Ridge Cider so different. Class is from 1-3 p.m., $25. Space is limited reserve your spot today!

November 25 & 26  Thanksgiving Open House at Foggy Ridge Cider
Prolong your holiday indulgences with a drive to Foggy Ridge Cider’s late fall orchards. Enjoy seasonal homemade soup paired with the beverage of the season. Gift baskets, boxes and bags all available for your most discerning family and friends—start your holiday celebration at Foggy Ridge.  Tasting room is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  $10 covers a sample from Hardware Bar & Grill and cider tasting from 1-4 p.m.