AT THE CIDERY
Two hundred and fifteen acres of orchard; forty varieties; eighty years of orchard experience.
That's what we started with, three years ago.
We now have some of the best hard cider out there, too.
Off-dry, not that sweet cloying stuff. Crisp apple taste.
Real cider, at its best.
First, we grow
Then, we make
Edmund and Eric were talking one day, and the topic of hard cider came up. Eric had the orchards, and Edmund has the wherewithall. Together, they formed Yankee Folly Cidery.
It started over 50 years ago with Eric’s grandfather Jack Lueken, his partner Raymond Jenkins, and just a few trees and five varieties. They soon became a local favorite. The orchard was family-owned and family-operated then, and is now.
Today, the Orchard has expanded to thousands of trees and over 40 apple varieties. Of these varieties is the distinctive and highly acclaimed Golden Russet that Jack Lueken himself brought over from Germany. This rare apple with its distinguished taste is unlike any other and is just one of the many varieties that is hand-selected and pressed to create the unique blend that you can enjoy in our cider today.