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2018 Events

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 every month. 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  info@foggyridgecider.com.

June 9
Cidermaker’s Forum
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.

July 29 (tentative date)
Cider House Open House
Foggy Ridge Cider

Check on the late summer orchard and goings on at Foggy Ridge, and join us for an Open House at our former tasting room, soon-to-be a vacation rental. Stay tuned for details!

 Previous 2018 Events

February 2
CiderCon Industry Conference
Heritage Cider: Success Factors in Making and Selling Orchard Cider
Baltimore, MD

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.

March 3
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.

March 10
Pruning and Training Young Apple Trees
10:00—11:30
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 info@foggyridgecider.com to reserve a spot.

March 27
Cider Pairing Dinner “In Plain Sight”
6:00—9:00

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.

April 21
Grafting Apple Trees
10:00—12:30 
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.

April 22
Library Series: Cider Workshop
3:00—5:00

Blenheim Vineyards
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.

May 7
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!