NC Cider Wine Trail

Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cidery

731 Chestnut Gap Road Hendersonville NC 28792

Enjoy European-style ciders in a renovated 1940s barn in the midst of an orchard. The cider is made from traditional Henderson County apples, as well as from apple trees that have been transplanted from the Normandy region of France. Appalachian Ridge also makes pommeau, a blend of cider and apple brandy. All of the apples are grown, pressed and bottled on site, and the scenic back deck overlooks their orchard. Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cidery regularly has food trucks on site and hosts special events.

Barn Door Ciderworks

23 Lytle Rd Fletcher NC 28732

Our mission is to produce a variety of heritage, craft ciders that uphold the tradition of cider drinking as part of meals, social gatherings and celebrations. We invite you to join us!

Black Mountain

Black Mountain Cider & Mead

104 eastside dr #307 black mountain nc 28711

Black Mountain Cider + Mead crafts dry cider and session mead from local apples and honey in an old furniture factory nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. Our ciders and meads harmonize fresh flavors with traditional wisdom. We ferment cider in small batches blended from heirloom apples to make cider that is real, never filtered, pasteurized, or tainted. With mead, we focus on lower-gravity sessionable meads (also called hydromels).

Bold Rock

72 School House Rd Mills River NC 28759

The Bold Rock Mills River Cidery opened in October 2015 and is nestled in some of North Carolina’s most fertile farmland just 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville. Visit to learn about the process behind our cider crafted from locally sourced Henderson County apples and enjoy expansive views of the production floor and bottling line. We offer hard cider tastings as well as pints, flights, and even local craft beer.

Botanist & Barrel Cidery + Winery

Botanist & Barrel Cidery + Winery

105 Persimmon Hill Lane Cedar Grove NC 27231

Botanist & Barrel is the South’s only natural cidery — and first producer of Petillant Natural ciders — in the Southeastern United States, focused on spontaneous and wild culture wines and ciders. Known for creativity and an extensive barrel program, Botanist & Barrel crafts real southern ciders, co-ferments, and wines. We regularly host music, festivals, farm pizza nights and more on our farm. You can also visit us in lovely downtown Asheville, NC at our Botanist & Barrel Tasting Bar + Bottle Shop.

Bull City Ciderworks

305 S Roxboro St. Durham NC 27701

The BULL doesn’t play by the rules. Hard cider doesn’t have to be sickeningly sweet and taste artificial. Our ciders are made with 100% apple juice, so you taste the apple in all its glory! Gluten-free yeast and ingredients ensure a naturally gluten-free cider. We’re crafting unique ciders that bridge the gap between wine and beer. Honey, black tea, hops, ginger, tart cherries, beats, whiskey and hibiscus allow us to redefine cider. The BULL is bucking the trend of mainstream ciders. Taste the revolution!

Chatham Cider Works

192 Lorax Lane Pittsboro NC 27312

Family-run business making small-batch hard cider using local and mountain apples. The cider is on tap and on shelf locally, and they’re open for tours and the tasting room is open on weekends and by appointment. Chatham Cider Works is part of the Heart of NC Trails.

Flat Rock Cider Company

925 Upward Rd Flat Rock nc 28731

Our motto is “Orchard to the Glass” for a reason. At Flat Rock Cider Company, we strive to support local agriculture by using fresh fruit straight from our community orchards. We love uplifting our neighbors and making great cider at the same time.

James Creek Ciderhouse

172 US Highway 1 North Cameron NC 28326

James Creek Cider House makes premium, harvest-based ciders from Southern heirloom and cider apple varieties grown in our orchards in Moore County, North Carolina and other NC family farms.

McRitchie Winery

315 Thurmond PO Road Thurmond NC 28683

Discover McRitchie Winery, a pioneer Yadkin Valley producer of exceptional dry European style wines and ciders. We welcome visitors to our winery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy the fruit of our labors in a setting in harmony with nature and focused on great wine, relaxation, and enjoyment of the simple pleasures in life.

Molley Chomper Hard Cider

165 piney creek rd Lansing NC 28643

Cider and fruit wines that celebrate the fruit and farmers of southern Appalachia. We make ciders and fruit wines that people love to drink. We use whole fruit and ingredients and low intervention winemaking techniques.

Noble Cider & Mead

356 new leicester hwy Asheville nc 28806

In Asheville just 2 miles from Patton Ave, Noble Cider specializes in unique ciders, cysers, and meads. Noble Cider is “True to the Core!” From humble fruit comes a Noble Cider. Our goal is to craft delicious ciders using fresh fruit with no artificial flavors or ingredients. Today we offer a full range of Traditional and New American ciders and meads.

Red Clay Ciderworks

245 Clanton Rd. Charlotte NC 28217

Our name stems from the red clay beneath our feet and the paths our tracks leave behind. We put our cider in cans so you can pack it in, and pack it out! Convenient enough to enjoy with all of your outdoor activities. No matter where the path you choose takes you, make an impression with a Red Clay Cider!

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

588 Chestnut Gap Road Hendersonville NC 28792

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards was the first winery in Hendersonville when it opened in 2011. The vineyards are on land that has been in the same family for nine generations. Wines reflect that rich sense of place. Guided tastings showcase award-winning wines made from 14 varietals of French vinifera grapes. Free live music is regularly available on the outdoor covered patio adjacent to the vineyards, along with a food truck. Be sure to check out their tubular wine tastings. Saint Paul is located in the Crest of the Blue Ridge AVA.

Urban Orchard Cider Co.

210 haywood rd asheville nc 28806

Thank you for continuing to support our family-owned and operated local business! We wouldn’t be here without you.