Orchard Hill creates handmade, artisanal hard cider in small batches. Our mission is to offer a great tasting hard cider – a new look at an American classic. Respecting the natural expressiveness of our fruit and traditional fermentation and distilling methods, our products are made with a minimum of intervention.
From picnics to black tie events, our farm to table beverages are the perfect compliment to your menu.
Orchard Hill is located at Soons Orchard, one hour north of New York City in New Hampton, New York.
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.
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!