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Foggy Ridge Cider’s tasting room last open day was November 2017 but we’re participating in and hosting events on orchard focused cider and authentic cider apples at home and on the road. Our cider is still available in limited supply in shops and restaurants across most of our markets. For information on the orchard, cider apples or workshops in 2018, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open House at Newly Renovated Cider House
3:00 to 5:00, Foggy Ridge Cider
Now that we’re full time orchardists, we’ve turned the former Foggy Ridge Cider production facility into a vacation rental. Yes, you can spend the night in the Tasting Room and make breakfast in the Tank Room! (Vacation rental details on VRBO.) Stop by for a quick tour of this renovated space and enjoy a glass of cider punch on us on Sunday October 7 from 3 to 5. Invitation only, and you’re invited. Space limited so sign up at email@example.com
Terra Vita Festival—Apple & Cider Tasting with Lee Calhoun & Andrea Reusing
Chapel Hill, NC
Terra Vita’s 2018 line up in includes culinary greats from across the South, plus their always popular Sustainable Classroom. This year we’re joining Lee Calhoun, author of Old Southern Apples, and Andrea Reusing, James Beard Award winning chef, at Andrea’s Chapel Hill restaurant, The Lantern. We’re one stop on an educational walking tour of downtown Chapel Hill, and at this one we’re tasting heirloom cider apples, orchard focused cider, Andrea’s treats and talking about the fruit—and beverage—of the season. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Fire Flour Fork—Thanksgiving Throwdown
Kick off one of the south’s best food and beverage festivals with a “Massachusetts vs Virginia” thanksgiving feast at Triple Crossing Brewery. Reserve a spot for this roving meal and cider, wine and beer tasting that pits Virginia classics against New England favorites. The theme is “Thanksgiving Leftover”, which is what we all want anyway. Diane curates cider from Virginia and New England. 6:30 to 9:30
Fire Flour Fork—Cider & Heirloom Southern Apple Tasting
Join Foggy Ridge Cider founder Diane Flynt at Fire Flour Fork’s Food U for a cider and apple tasting. Diane and Horne Creek Historic Farm orchardist Jason Bowen will sample over a dozen heirloom southern apples you’ve never heard of…all chosen from Lee Calhoun’s collection now housed at Horne Creek. Lee’s book, Old Southern Apples, will be on sale. Oh, and cider tasting too! 11:00 Virginia Museum of History
Previous 2018 Events
CiderCon Industry Conference
Heritage Cider: Success Factors in Making and Selling Orchard Cider
Diane Flynt from Foggy Ridge delivers this key note address in the “heritage cider” track of the industry’s annual conference of over 1200 cidermakers, including cider tasting from Eve’s Cider in New York, Dragon’s Head Cider in Washington and Castle Hill Cider from Virginia.
How ‘Bout Them Apples
Charleston Wine & Food Festival
12:00 to 1:15 Charleston, SC
Join Foggy Ridge Cider founder Diane Flynt and Husk restaurant Sommelier Noah Singerman for this lively romp (and tasting) through a selection of the best orchard focused ciders from around the US. Sign up and sample six ciders that illustrate what “orchard cider” is all about, including some of the last Foggy Ridge Final Call blend. Limited tickets remaining.
Pruning and Training Young Apple Trees
Foggy Ridge Cider
Learn the basics of pruning and training young apple trees in this hands on workshop in the Foggy Ridge orchards. Space limited; $10 covers workshop and handouts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Cider Pairing Dinner “In Plain Sight”
Blue Bee Cider, Richmond, VA
Foggy Ridge teams up with our cider colleagues and Richmond star chef Brittany Anderson to raise awareness of human trafficing and to benefit the Institute of Human Trafficing. Reserve a spot today for a this cider dinner featuring blends from Foggy Ridge, Blue Bee Cider, Albemarle Ciderworks and Corcoran Cider.
Grafting Apple Trees
Foggy Ridge Cider
Learn how to graft your very own apple trees in this hands on workshop at Foggy Ridge Cider. Choose from over 20 heirloom apple varieties from the Foggy Ridge orchards, along with local favorites like Winesap and Gala. Both Floyd Extension Agent Jon Vest and Carroll Extension Agent Ashley Edwards will be on hand to share information. For $10 you will go home with three grafted trees. Sign up by calling Ashley at the Carroll County Extension Office 276 730-3110.
Library Series: Cider Workshop
Diane Flynt joins Blenheim winemaker Kirsty Harmon at Blenheim Winery just outside Charlottesville to discuss the differences—and similarities—between fine wine and fine cider in this historic property’s elegant library. Learn about cider making plus the importance of apple varieties and terroir. Sample older cider vintages from Foggy Ridge Cider’s library plus examples from top cidermakers from Virginia and beyond. $35 covers cider tasting, education and the chance to pre-order some of the ciders in the sampling. Space limited and reservations required; reserve a spot here.
James Beard Foundation Awards
Lyric Opera of Chicago
We’re beyond excited to be at the James Beard Foundation Awards again this year as a finalist for Outstanding Beverage Professional. The ceremony is star studded and we feel very much like “country come to town”. We’ll be in Chicago but you can follow the ceremony on line. Stay tuned for details!
Albemarle Ciderworks, Charlottesville, VA
We’re joining a slew of cider enthusiasts and professionals at Charlottesville’s Albemarle Ciderworks for a day of talk and tasting on orchard focused cider. Sign up for this workshop from 10 to 4:30. Pomologists from Penn State and VA Tech will speak, as well as your’s truly. It’s all about “heritage cider” for cider lovers and home cidermakers.