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Orchard Hill Cider Mill


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Orchard Hill Cider Mill


About Orchard Hill

Our mission is to revive the tradition of authentic farm-based alcoholic beverage production. We offer handmade hard ciders - a new look at an American classic, and our acclaimed Ten66, an American Mistelle (pommeau). 

Orchard Hill Cider Mill produces handcrafted, artisinal hard cider in small batches. Using traditional fermentation and distilling methods, our products are made with a minimum of intervention, respecting the natural expressiveness of our fruit. Our Hudson Valley produced Ten66 is extra-aged and breaks new ground by offering a serious look at a traditional Norman/French aperitif.

Orchard Hill is located at Soons Orchard, one hour north of New York City in New Hampton, New York.

From picnics to black tie events, our farm to table beverages are the perfect complement to your menu.

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Products


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Products


Ten66 is our latest release, and we're very proud! Inspired by Pommeau de Normandie and named for Norman Invasion of England in 1066, both Ten66 Red Label and Gold Label contain the first brandy we produced.

Ten66 is our latest release, and we're very proud! Inspired by Pommeau de Normandie and named for Norman Invasion of England in 1066, both Ten66 Red Label and Gold Label contain the first brandy we produced.

Orchard Hill Hard Ciders expresses the apples they are made from, the land those apples are grown on, and our devotion to quality. Try both our bottle-conditioned, extra brut Red Label and the method champinoise, demi-sec Gold Label.

Orchard Hill Hard Ciders expresses the apples they are made from, the land those apples are grown on, and our devotion to quality. Try both our bottle-conditioned, extra brut Red Label and the method champinoise, demi-sec Gold Label.


Ten66 Red Label is mixed with apple brandy distilled from apples grown at Soons Orchard and aged in French oak wine barrels. The aged brandy is then blended with fresh unfermented Soons' cider and returned to the barrel for extra aging. The nose is baked apple tart tatin, and the palate has a background of vanilla and spice.

Ten66 Gold Label keeps getting better with age! Filled in 2009 with distilled aged brandy and fresh Soons' apple juice, the "Golden Barrel" continues to blow us away. We have bottled it as a single-barrel mistelle to share this amazing tasting experience with you.


Our Red Label Hard Cider originates from a field blend of Soons apples including Crispin, Idared, Empire, Spartan and McIntosh. Unfiltered, this bottle-fermented and conditioned cider is unfiltered and extra brut. Bottled with a cap, the cider is designed to age in the bottle. With clean, fresh apple nose, the body and color are both light and Prosecco-like. Younger bottles focus on fresh apple skin, while older bottles develop a creamy texture with a toasty apple taste and underlying notes of Pecorino and Gorgonzola Dolce.

Our Gold Label Hard Cider is created from the best heritage varietal apples at Soons Orchard. Vinified using méthode champenoise and bottled with a champagne stopper and cage, the results are semi-sweet, balanced, and crystal clear. Light and delicious, our Gold Label Hard Cider boasts rich apple aromatics and a palate of toasty apple and biscuit.

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Tasting Room


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Tasting Room


The Tasting Room

The Orchard Hill Tasting Room is a comfortable place to relax and taste our delicious ciders, local spirits, beers and wines. We offer a one-of-a-kind selection of carefully curated small batch, artisanal products to taste and buy.

We also offer our Tasting Room for special events. For more information, contact us.

The Soons' Farm Store next door to our Tasting Room offers seasonal fruits, vegetables, sweet apple cider, homemade pies, fudge, and baked goods. Pick your own peaches, apples, and pumpkins in season.

We look forward to seeing you at the orchard!