Sun, April 25, 2021 | 11:00 am-2:00 pm
2504 North Frederick Pike
Winchester, VA 22603
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Tastings and Orchard Tours will be offered at 2504 North Frederick Pike on April 25th. Half-hour walking tours of the orchards will begin at 11 a.m., 12noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Winchester Ciderworks is a local cidery that specializes in the burgeoning new market for gourmet hard ciders. This event consists of a two-part tour of the orchard and cidery followed by a cider tasting.
During the orchard tour, guides will dispense a wealth of information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, temperature sensitivity for blossoms, spraying and pruning and using the latest “green” methodology to protect the trees and promote tree and fruit growth, when and how to harvest, and much more. Please wear appropriate footwear.
After the orchard tour, everyone will gather in the cidery to observe where the hard cider is made. You will be able to taste the cider at various stages of maturation to show the importance of the ageing process. An old-style mill and press will also be available for attendees (including kids) to grind up apples and press fresh juice to drink.
Following the tour, participants can enjoy going into Winchester Ciderwork’s wonderful tasting room to sample five different hard ciders that are made right on the premises and take home a commemorative glass. There will be regular juice available for non-drinkers and those under 21.
Delicious food options will be available for purchase from various vendors on site. Participates are welcome to bring lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the afternoon while listening to live music. Face painting will be available for the kids as well.