A refreshing alternative along Virginia’s wine trail.
In the cidery at Castle Hill, ciders are meticulously produced in small batches, using traditional and modern methods, and boast a crisp, contemporary style in a range of flavor profiles. Favorites among the assortment are the classic off-dry Celestial, a balanced blend with a firm tannin structure and notes of spice and citrus; the extra-dry Terrestrial, with notes of apple and peach and a clean, refreshing dry finish; and the fruit-forward, semi-dry Serendipity, with a hint of sweetness.
Recently introduced and very popular is the fortified Big Pippin cider, with notes of fresh ginger on the nose, hints of vanilla and caramel on the palette, and a lengthy finish. Awards for Castle Hill’s ciders are many and include Silver medals for the Celestial and Ancient Orchard ciders at the 2016 Great Lakes International Cider competition and ‘Best Cider’ at the 2016 Virginia State Fair for the Serendipity.
Hours of operation are 11 am to 5 pm Monday through Sunday, with a sunset concert series on the first and third Thursday of the month through October 20. On Sunday September 4, Castle Hill will host their very own cider fest featuring cider from six other Virginia cideries, live music, food trucks and balloon rides. Cider enthusiasts will appreciate The Castle Hill Cider Club, offering member benefits such as limited release ciders, monthly deliveries, discounts and exclusive events.
With its colorful legacy, natural beauty, and the distinctive cider that proudly bears its name, Castle Hill is a destination not to be missed. Visit the tasting room any day of the week for a refreshing alternative along Virginia’s wine trail.
Castle Hill Cider 6065 Turkey Sag Road – Keswick, VA 22947 434-296-0047