Aaron Burr Cider
“The Cidery”, which produces Aaron Burr Cider in Wurtsboro, New York, is a small homestead farm dating back to the early 1800s. Our tenure on this land began in 2006 with the planting of a cider-orchard. Cider-apples are different from eating-apples in the same way wine-grapes are different from table-grapes. You wouldn’t want to make wine from big, tasty fresh-eating grapes, and the same applies with cider. We use our apples and other locally grown and foraged apples for one mission: to re-create “true cider”, the rightful table wine of our land.
This focus is founded on the belief that early Americans drank history’s best cider. Reestablishing this involves a lost holism -from farming to art, from the market to policies –cider is an identity. There is much from our recent past which must be undone but luckily the descendants of early cider apples do still exist in the wild. We believe their ability to survive the 20th century provides American cider, cider-orchards, and cider businesses the much-needed paragon for the future.
We do offer direct sales to customers online (shipping only during cold months), however we first encourage you to learn about what makes our work unique. If possible, we encourage you to support your local retailers or to buy Aaron Burr Cider at our local farmer’s markets. Real cider is about relationships and cultural participation. It is a way of life that asks both consumers and producers to come to it, not the other way around.