WHY CIDER?

Cider is alluring - a fascinating world with endless combinations of flavor profiles and blends. Cider is a chameleon of alcoholic options. It is everything fun, witty, boisterous, sophisticated, pleasant, lively, entertaining, and merry. And it can be enjoyed at any occasion.  

If you go back through history cider has always been with us. Did you know that after the Romans invaded what is now England Ceasar was so captivated by cider it became his favorite drink? Or that the pilgrims brought a cider press with them on the Mayflower and used its press screw to repair a broken mast after a bad storm? Or that children were served hard cider for breakfast and dinner in the 18th century?

Cider brings us together. It's part of our history, of who we are. We want to continue that tradition and look forward to sharing it with you!

WHY NORTHERN VIRGINIA?

The DC region is our home. Not to mention Virginia is the country's 9th largest apple growing state. And how do you argue against Washington and Jefferson who planted large swaths of fruit trees here for their, uh hmm, enjoyment. 

With personal connections to local orchards, where better to begin this journey? Virginia Ciderworks provides the area's first homegrown craft cidery with a new population of taste enthusiasts.   The region on whole offers one of the country's most progressive stances on new food and drink and we're ready to introduce you to something very old, but new again!


The next taste sensation has arrived: Hard cider makers are sprouting up, the number of bars pouring local ciders is growing and the timing couldn’t be better.
— The Washington Post