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Foggy Ridge Cider’s tasting room is open Saturdays from 11 to 5 and Sundays from 12 to 5. Visit any weekend or for a special event. Bring a picnic and enjoy the orchard view from the apple crush pad.
August 11—Fredericksburg Brew Exchange
5:00 to 7:00 Fredericksburg, VA
This is “craft beer central” in Fredericksburg, and a long time supporter of Foggy Ridge Cider too. Stop by for this Friday night tasting with Chris from Foggy Ridge.
August 12—Chef Series With Blue Ridge Catering
12:00 to 4:00 Foggy Ridge Cider
Learn how cider and food can complement one another with Mark Baldwin and his team from Blue Ridge Catering on site at Foggy Ridge. Taste three tapas-size dishes paired with three of Foggy Ridge’s cider blends. The Cider House is open from 11 to 5, with food and cider pairing served from 12 to 4. $12 covers food and cider pairings, plus logo glass. Space is limited so reserve a spot today!
September 2—Labor Day Celebration
11:00 to 5:00 Foggy Ridge Cider
With acoustic music from Roanoke’s Adam Markham on the crush pad and a selection of chilled summer soups, what’s not to like about celebrating part of your Labor Day weekend at Foggy Ridge? $7 covers cider tasting, soup and logo glass to take home. Bring a picnic and enjoy the tunes!
September 16—Fall Orchard Walk
1:00 to 2:30 and 3:00 to 4:30 Foggy Ridge Cider
Hewe’s Crab, Pitmaston Pineapple, Parmar and Smith Cider…these are just a few of the heirloom cider apples you’ll sample during our always popular Fall Orchard Walk. Sign up for a walk then plan to enjoy a glass of cider on the crush pad. $10 covers walk, handouts, cider and apple tasting plus logo glass.
September 30—Apple Harvest Celebration
11:00 to 5:00 Foggy Ridge Cider
Our annual Apple Harvest Celebration is always a hit with over a dozen authentic cider apples to sample, heirloom apples for purchase, picnic items for an orchard picnic. Stay tuned for details but mark this one on your calendar. $7 covers apple tasting, cider samples and logo glass to take home.
September 30—Cider Tasting at The Market at Grelen
11:00 to 3:00 Somerset, VA
The Market at Grelen has it all—a garden shop, Pick Your Own gardens, cafe, hiking trails plus an outstanding selection of Virginia beer, wine and…cider! Join us for a tasting at this unique property at the height of apple season.
Previous 2017 Events
January 10 Cider and Cheese Tasting at Goat Sheep Cow North 5-7 p.m. Charleston, S.C.
Diane will be at our good friends goat sheep cow north to talk and pour orchard based cider Please stop by and sample some cider and wish them well at their newest location!
January 28 Tasting at Total Wine West (Broad St.)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Richmond, VA
The tasting room is closed ’til Spring, luckily Foggy Ridge Cider is tasting a selection of our finest blends at your local Total Wines.
February 12 Tasting at Whole Foods Short Pump
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Short Pump, VA
Stop by for this pre-Valentines Day cider tasting at the Short Pump Whole Foods to pick up a bottle (or two) of orchard cider for your sweetie!
February 18 Orchard Walk & Pruning Demo
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Join Foggy Ridge Cider founder and owner, Diane Flynt, for a winter orchard walk and pruning demonstration. Dress warmly and bring your hand pruners. $10 covers walk, pruning handouts and a glass of Foggy Ridge First Fruit cider.
February 24 —Tasting at Bottleworks (Stony Point)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Richmond, VA
Bottleworks is currently serving the Richmond community with a constantly rotating lineup of premium and unique beverages. It’s a perfect fit for Foggy Ridge Cider and we hope you can join us for a tasting!
March 11—Tasting at Chatham Marketplace
11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Pittsboro, NC
It’s a delicious “two-fer” at Pittsboro’s gourmet central with a combo tasting featuring Lamb Merguez from Firsthand Foods and cider from Foggy Ridge. Don’t miss this opportunity try a delicious pairing of fine quality lamb and fine cider from our mountain orchard.
March 18—Grafting Workshop
10:00 to 12:30 p.m. Foggy Ridge Cider
It’s fun and easy to make your very own apple trees—learn how in this hands on grafting workshop led by Jon Vest, Floyd County Extension Agent and Diane Flynt, Foggy Ridge Cider founder. You’ll take home 3 apple trees as well as a valuable propagation skill. Space is limited so reserve a spot here. $10 covers handouts, complimentary cider and trees of your very own.
April 7—Tasting at Durham Co-op
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Durham, NC
Stop by Durham’s one-stop shopping spot for artisan and local food…and beverage…to sample Foggy Ridge Cider. A perfect Friday night outing for perfect early spring produce and some fine cider for your weekend.
April 7—Tasting at Kroger in Blacksburg
11:00 to 2:00 p.m. South Main Kroger in Blacksburg, VA
Stop by the big Main Street Kroger in Blacksburg and sample Foggy Ridge’s orchard based ciders from 11 to 2.
April 8—Foggy Ridge Cider Tasting Room Opens
Our charming little tasting room opens for the season on Saturday April 8. Open hours per usual: 11 to 5 on Saturdays and 12 to 5 on Sundays. Come visit soon!
April 8—Tasting at Roanoke Natural Food Co-Op
11:00 to 2:00 Roanoke, VA
It’s Owner’s Day at Roanoke’s Natural Food Co-Op on Grandin Road. Stop by to sample Foggy Ridge Cider, and pick up some local produce while you sip!
April 8—Parkway Brewing Oyster Roast
12:00 to 6:00 Salem, VA
Foggy Ridge joins our buddies from Rappahannock River Oysters and Bruno’s GastroTruck at Parkway Brewing’s 4th annual Oyster Roast. Stop by for cider and oysters, a perfect pairing.
April 8—Tasting at Total Wine
12:00 to 3:00 Robious Hall Store in Richmond, VA
Foggy Ridge pours cider at one of Richmond’s Total Wine locations. Stop by to meet Chris and sample our full line up of orchard based ciders.
April 14—Tasting at Harvest Moon Food Store
3:00 to 6:00 Floyd, VA
Stop by Floyd’s one-stop shop for all things local where Katie Turman from Foggy Ridge will be sampling cider, just in time for spring.
April 29 Spring Orchard Walk
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
There’s nothing more beautiful than a mountain orchard in bloom! Join Foggy Ridge founder and owner Diane Flynt for a stroll around the original Old Orchard at Foggy Ridge to learn about heirloom apples and the cycle of bloom. $10 covers walk, talk and a complimentary glass of First Fruit cider. Reserve a spot and join the fun.
April 29—Community Tap Beer (and Cider) Festival
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Community Tap in Greenville, SC
Greenville South Carolina’s best source for craft beer, and cider, hosts a day long craft beverage festival. Foggy Ridge Cider will be on offer along with small batch beers and a few choice ciders.
May 6—Tasting at Eli’s Provisions
11:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eli’s Provisions in Roanoke, VA
Stop by Eli’s Provisions in downtown Roanoke to sample Foggy Ridge’s artisan cider and cruise around the area’s best collection of craft beer.
May 6—Tasting at Cellar 55
6:00 to 8:00 Fuquay Varina, NC
Foggy Ridge Brand Ambassador Stacey Sprenz pours cider at this exciting beverage shop in little ‘ole Fuquay Varina. Be sure to stop by to sip and learn.
May 10—Tasting at Glen’s Garden Market in DC
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 2001 South Street NW, Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
Join Foggy Ridge founder Diane Flynt for an in depth dive into orchard cider at DC’s premier beverage spot. Glen’s Garden Market was an early supporter of Foggy Ridge Cider and we’re happy to join this great shop for a free tasting.
May 11—Tasting at Kroger in Blacksburg
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. South Main Kroger in Blacksburg, VA
Stop by the big Main Street Kroger in Blacksburg and sample Foggy Ridge’s orchard based ciders from 3 to 6 with Devon, who knows all about orchard based cider.
May 19—Cider Cocktails at Raleigh Wine Shop
5:00 to 7:00 Raleigh, NC
It’s the 6th anniversary of Raleigh Wine Shop and reason for celebration. Stop by to sample and learn about cider cocktails with Stacey from Foggy Ridge who mixes magic with our cider and Alley Twenty Six Tonic.
May 31—Shepherd & Friends Dinner at James Beard House
7:00 James Beard House, New York, NY
Star Shepherd Craig Rogers of Border Springs Farm rounds up his best food and beverage buddies for a dinner at the historic James Beard House in Greenwich Village. Neal Wavra of Field & Main restaurant in VA curates the beverage selection, and has included two ciders from Foggy Ridge along with wine from Boxwood Winery. Chef Walter Bundy of Shagbark, Ian Robbins of Wessex Hundred and Greg McPhee of The Anchorage in Greenville cook up great eats that make this dinner worth the trip to NYC.
June 3—Uncommon Partners: Popcorn & Cider Pairing at Foggy Ridge
11:00 to 5:00 Foggy Ridge Cider
Richmond’s artisan popcorn company, Sugarbella Handcrafted Popcorn, makes wildly flavorful popcorn that we’ve creatively paired with Foggy Ridge ciders. Bacon Cheddar, Sea Salt Caramel, Wisconsin Cheddar and Cinnamon all sound delicious to us. Visit the Cider House from 11 to 5. $7 covers 4 popcorns paired with 4 ciders, plus logo glass.
June 3—Herring Creek Market Pop Up With Basket & Bike
Mile Marker 27 on the Capital Bike Trail, Richmond, VA
Cider maven Emily Ward pours Foggy Ridge Cider at the first Basket & Bike Pop Up with Herring Creek Market. Music, treats from King of Pops and cider all on offer. Pack a picnic and take a break from this loveliest of bike trails.
June 16—Tasting at Once Upon A Vine South
5:00 to 8:00 Richmond, VA
Join us at one of our favorite Richmond wine shops for a tasting of Foggy Ridge Cider’s latest blends. Learn about orchard based cider, how we craft our version of “fine cider” with 100% cider apples…and of course sample a few.
June 17—Tasting at J. Emerson Wines
1:00 to 3:00 Richmond, VA
J Emerson Fine Wine & Cheese serves up some of the best of both in Richmond. Stop by for a wide ranging tasting of Foggy Ridge Cider alongside cider selections from Spain and France. Don’t miss this!
July 8—Red, White & Blue Independence Day Celebration
11:00 to 5:00 Foggy Ridge Cider
Celebrate America’s independence with our country’s most traditional beverage, along with our favorite holiday treat…Red, White & Blue Ice Cream made with strawberries and blueberries from the Foggy Ridge farm. Cider tasting and ice cream just $6.
July 13—Shield’s Market
6:00 to 8:00 Richmond, VA
Stop by charming Shield’s Market on Shield’s Avenue in Richmond to sample Foggy Ridge First Fruit and Stayman Winesap. You can pick up snacks or a picnic for the weekend along with your orchard focused cider!
August 4—Cellar 55
6:00 to 8:00 Fuquay-Varina, NC
Cellar 55 is that somewhat rare shop that focuses on education, value and atmosphere…all in little ‘ole Fuquay-Varina. Stop by to sample Foggy Ridge Cider, and sip and learn!
August 5—Raleigh Provisions
3:00 to 5:00 Raleigh, NC
This self-described “corner shop” has all the essentials…I know I always find a “must have” in this downtown Raleigh source for North Carolina hand crafted foods, excellent wine and beer, and, of course, cider. Stop by for a sample!