Foggy Ridge Cider Spring Opening

Foggy Ridge Cider Spring Opening

March 30—April 1 Foggy Ridge Cider Spring Opening

Welcome spring with a stroll through heirloom apple orchards during Foggy Ridge’s first open weekend of the season. We’ll introduce our 2011 ciders, along with a new line of cider themed snacks. $5 tasting fee Friday 12-5, Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5

Our Story: “She treats her trees like individuals”–a neighboring farmer accuses apple grower and cider maker Diane Flynt of lavishing too much attention on her apple trees, but high quality fruit and carefully crafted cider are the goals at Foggy Ridge Cider.

Malus domestica, the cultivated apple, has always intertwined with human life. The Romans brought the domestic apple to England; colonists took cultivated apples to America as early as 1623. In colonial America fermented cider was the drink of choice. John Adams attributed his health and long life to a tankard of cider before breakfast. Thomas Jefferson was famous for the champagne-like cider he created from the Virginia Hewe’s Crab. Up until the early 20th century most rural root cellars held a cask or two of “Sunday Cider”.

At Foggy Ridge Cider we aim to revive the artisan cider making tradition. We harvest ripe apples from our three orchards and craft small batches of carefully selected cider blends. Each season is different, and our ciders vary from year to year. The cider maker is intimately involved in all aspects of the orchard and Cider House from grafting and pruning to picking and blending.


About Luis A Garcia

Graphic & Web Designer – Blue Ridge Mountains. Owner of the FLOYD VIRGINIA publication (Magazine). I work from home designing and sending out greeting cards. I enjoy taking pictures & creating video. I'm a Christian Missionary to Malawi Africa. fmc119!(@)