Our Ten66 Pommeau has been awarded a Good Food Award by the Good Food Foundation. The Good Food Awards celebrate tasty, authentic and responsibly produced food from outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. An annual awards ceremony and marketplace takes place in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing the agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
Orchard Hill Cider Mills at SOONS
Memorial Weekend Speakeasy
Saturday, May 28 from 5-9 ish
23 Soons Circle in New Hampton, NY
Jazz Singer Karen Beals & Pianist Dave Myers
Lite Bites from Chef Shawn Hubbell
New York State Craft Libations
Hosted by Mixologist Donnan Sutherland
You are invited to Orchard Hill Cider Mill's Halloween celebration! Spookeasy, on Saturday, October 31 from 5-9 PM at our Tasting Room, will feature our delicious hard cider, local wines and libations, costume prizes, a hayride, dancing, and Chef Shawn Hubbell's farm-to-table bites.
The Tasting Room at Orchard Hill Cider Mill is now open until 9:00 pm on Saturdays. We'll be serving our delicious hard ciders and our Pommeau-inspired Ten66, as well as a light menu by Chef Shawn Hubbell. Come by and see us!
Photograph by Samuel Preis
You're invited to Orchard Hill Cider Mill's Summer Solstice Cider Celebration on Sunday, June 21 from 1-8 PM at our tasting room. Come celebrate the release of our Draft Hard Cider! $18 advanced ticket includes 32 oz. Growler of Draft Hard Cider, one grilled entree, side dish, and 10% off all our bottles of cider, wine and spirits. Stock up before we go on hiatus until mid-July. Cash cocktail bar and grill available all day. $14 if you bring your own Orchard Hill growler. Grab your tickets and come join the fun!
You're invited to Orchard Hill Cider Mill's Memorial Weekend BBQ on Saturday, May 23 from 1-8 PM at our tasting room. Come celebrate the release of our Draft Hard Cider! $18 advanced ticket includes 32 oz. Growler of Draft Hard Cider, one grilled entree, side dish, and 10% off all our bottles of cider, wine and spirits. Stock up before we go on hiatus June 1 to mid-July. Cash cocktail bar and grill available all day. Come join the fun! Reserve your ticket here.
Orchard Hill's Ten66 makes the pages of Edible Hudson Valley Whisk: Spring 2015.
"Besides cider and brandy, the French tradition also includes another more seldom consumed delicacy: pommeau. Made from brandy mixed with apple juice, pommeau offers an experience closer to fortified wine like port. While celebrated in northwestern France, it’s largely ignored in the rest of the country and virtually unknown on these shores. That looks to change soon; Orchard Hill Cider Mill, based in New Hampton, is producing the first local interpretation of pommeau. If its quality is any indication, the word (and drink) will be on everyone’s lips in the near future."
The Scranton, Pennsylvania, chapter of the American Wine Society recently invited Hudson Valley Wine Country to make a presentation of its wines to their Board of Directors and members. Orchard Hill Hard Cider made an impression!
"All wines tasted were Hudson River Region wines, and were estate fruit. The Orchard Hill cider was a lovely surprise with a dry sparkling apple cider with the yeast still in the bottle. It showed spectacularly."
- Carlo DeVito, author of East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia
Orchard Hill Cider Mill's second annual Apple of My Eye Valentine's Day celebration takes place on Saturday, February 14, from 5:30—8:30 PM at our tasting room. We will be introducing our Orchard Hill Ten66 Pommeau, delicious local delicacies by Soons, unique cocktails by mixologist Donnan Sutherland, and appetizers and an artisan cheese board by Chef Shawn Hubbell. Music by Broadway performer Bryan McElroy, whose credits include Jersey Boys. Start your romantic evening with the perfect cocktail party!
$21.95 per person includes cocktails, spirit tastings and appetizers.
Update: Tickets are sold out! Send us your name and email and we'll make sure you're invited to the next Orchard Hill event.