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45 Fern Avenue
Amesbury, MA 01913
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Cider Hill Cellars
Cider Hill Cellars is owned and operated by the 3rd generation of the Cook family. With our first hard cider orchard planted in 2012, we opened the hard cidery in 2017 producing what is known as “Orchard Cider”. This is hard cider made only from 100% of our own fruit that is planted, grown, harvested and pressed here on our 145 acre farm. With 10,000 apple trees on Cider Hill Farm, 1,000 of these are specific for hard cider making.
Hard Cider Selection
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Fully dry cider with a delicate body and crisp character created with a blend of heritage American apples. Initially causing your mouth to water, Spring develops a clean and fruity flavor ending with a long lasting but mild tannic finish. This is a fully dry cider with no residual sugar and a gentle sparkle. 8% ABV. Pairs well with rich, fried, or oily foods. 2019 Gold Medal for Modern Cider - Dry
A light body and refreshing character created with a blend of heritage American apples. At first tart, Summer has a balanced sweetness and acidity with a flawless flavor that doesn’t overwhelm the taste buds after only one glass. Summer is semi sweet with some residual sugar and gentle sparkle. 8% ABV. Pairs well with lean meats, savory, or spicy foods. 2022 Best in Class & Gold Medal Modern Cider - Sweet
Semi dry cider with a full body and rich character. Seemingly mild at first sip, Autumn has a gentle fruit flavor and low acidity but soon fills your mouth with soft tannins that linger. 8% ABV. Pairs well with tart, acidic foods such as chicken piccata and sharp cheeses.
Raspberry Harvest (Seasonal)
Limited release semi-sweet cider made once a year. It takes a full pound of our raspberries along with a blend of our heritage American apples to make each bottle. A sip of raspberry harvest starts with a sweet burst of raspberry flavor, followed by a refreshing tartness and lingering berry finish that only fresh picked fruit can provide. 8% ABV.
Strawberry Harvest (Seasonal)
Limited release cider made once a year. A sip of Strawberry Harvest begins with the flavor of rich fully ripened strawberries followed by a light apple and berry tartness which fades to a lingering berry finish that only fresh picked fruit can provide. It takes over 2 pounds of our own fresh strawberries blended with our cider to make each bottle. 8% ABV. Pairs well with summer salads and dark chocolate. 2019 Gold Medal for Fruit Cider
Cherry Harvest (Seasonal)
Cherry Harvest is a limited release semi-sweet carbonated hard cider with fresh cherry juice. It takes a half pound of fresh Montmorency cherries along with a blend of heritage America apples to make each bottle. A sip of Cherry Harvest starts with the full rich flavor of ripe cherries followed by a balanced cherry sweetness and apple tartness leading to a long lasting full bodied cherry finish that only fresh picked fruit can provide. 8% ABV. SOLD OUT.
Winter (Frost Cider)
Winter is a special cider variety known as a frost cider. Time consuming and labor intensive to make, we freeze fresh pressed cider and thaw it slowly to produce an intensely rich juice. By fermenting this carefully over many months, we create Winter. There are 20 apples inside this bottle. Winter is both intensely sweet and crisp with a depth of flavor that cannot be matched by any other cider and will improve for several years in the bottle. Winter is a dessert cider, super sweet with high residual sugar, still. 12.5% ABV.
Rum Barrel Aged Winter (Frost Cider)
Aged for eight months in a rum barrel, Rum Barrel Aged Winter is one of a kind. With a rich aroma of dark caramel, vanilla, and baked apple pie, a sip of this frost cider reveals a flavor with depth to match. Slight spice from the oak, along with delicate tannin and mild apple tartness to the finish makes this a cider to be savored. There are 20 apples in this bottle, and it will improve with age for several years. 12.5% ABV. This frost cider pairs well with dessert. SOLD OUT.
Sour Cherry Harvest (Frost Cider)
This limited release frost cider takes a quarter pound of sour cherries and 20 apples to make each bottle. Time consuming and labor intensive, this carefully blended ice cider has a depth of flavor that only fresh picked cherries can provide. This is dessert in itself. 12.5% ABV.
"Sustainability applies to more than operating our farm on 100% solar energy. I’m not interested in exponential growth and quarterly reports. The goal is not fortune, it is not quantity. This cidery will only be as big as our orchards can support and our land can sustain. Our farm, our trees, our cider. It’s that simple. We are making ciders as a passion project. In a rare position to create cider that is truly orchard to bottle, we can oversee 100% of the production process. From planting, pruning, picking, pressing, to fermentation, every aspect of what we do is guided towards producing cider of the highest quality."
– Chadd Cook, Cider Hill Cellars Founder & Cidermaker
*Due to MA State law cider sales are not allowed until 11am on Sundays* Customers must be 21 or older, all minors on tours and tastings must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Upcoming Cider Events
Join us at our Outdoor Hard Cider Bar on the main lawn for hard cider on tap. See the schedule >
Pure farm happiness! Cider Hill Farm presses award-winning sweet cider that is also used in making our fan favorite cider donuts. Visit our recipe page to see additional ways to cook with cider.