Our Holiday Cider Box 2018 offers a significant discount and will be delivered to your door. This Box includes a sparkling cider from a little orchard with 200 varieties of rare apples, a still cider made from crabapples and an aperitif which is pure joy in a small package. Makes a great gift, or an affordable way to stock up for the holidays. - For Pickups in Ithaca: enter PICKUP as the discount code.
Dry & Still
A single-orchard cider. All of the fruit from a 1/4 acre homestead cider orchard planted by our friend Peter Hoover between 1995-2000 near Trumansburg, NY.
Tasting Notes: Balanced and expressive with a mouth-watering finish. Aromas of wet slate, rich soil, bread crust, starfruit, lychee.
A still cider featuring two cider apple varieties: Golden Russet, indigenous to New York State, and Dabinett from Somerset England.
Tasting Notes: Deep Honey color with a smooth mid-palate and a very long mineral textured finish. Honeycomb, elderflower, lychee, sour plum, white pepper, papaya, ripe plum skin, subtle vanilla.
Made from 100% wild seedling apples, gathered by hand in the hedgerows and forests around Ithaca, NY. The epitomy of terrior, bringing the expression of an exact time and place into the glass.
Tasting Notes: Focussed, leafy, orange blossom, wet pavement, long-lasting finish.
Barrel-fermented and aged 9 months sur-lie in 4-6 year old French barrels. Undisgorged, unfined and unfiltered. Substantial tannins, intense fruit aromas and mouth-watering acidity of the fruit transformed through fermentation and bâtonage into cider.
Tasting Notes: Smooth yet astringent mouthfeel, and modest acidity. Aromas of apple-skin, spice and roasted nuts.
Dry & Sparkling
This cider is presented as a representation of a single barrel or single tank blend. This cider is unfiltered and may contain sediment which is naturally occurring. South Hill Cider’s orchard is located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Naturally Sparkling.
For detailed notes, look up the batch number from the back of the bottle at SouthHillCider.com/Prelude.
Made from wild seedling apple and pear trees. 100% wild-foraged, unsprayed, and beyond organic. Dry and undisgorged. A precise and extreme expression of terroir. Naturally Sparkling
Tasting Notes: Fresh stone fruit, mineral, citrus, pomegranate. Wine-like and chaulky with a dry and cleansing finish.
An elegant champagne-style cider, aged 11 months sur lie, undergoing fermentation in the bottle to produce very lively bubbles. Disgorged 10 cases at a time with the last batch done 11 months after bottling. Made with 35% wild apples, 29% English bittersweet varieties, and 46% unidentified homestead trees. An excellent cider for a New Years toast, any celebration, or to elevate the atmosphere at any time. Naturally Sparkling.
Tasting Notes: Briny on the palate with white pepper, mouth-watering acid and a chalky finish. Pear, white peach pit, tart cherry and chamomile on the nose.
Traditional method (methode champenoise) cider from three 20 year old Kingston Black trees on a small 1/4 acre mature cider orchard. Organic. Naturally Sparkling
Tasting Notes: Golden. Lively bubbles. Leather, dark berries, black cherry. Pais well with roast chicken, cheese and pork.
Made entirely from the fruit of a single orchard, The Reynolds family orchard, on the East side of Cayuga Lake containing over 200 varieties of apples, including many rare and heirloom varieties. Naturally Sparkling.
Tasting Notes: Tiny bubbles. Leather, clove, clementine, sour cherry.
Off-Dry & Sparkling
A Charmat method cider showcasing the Golden Russet apple, a native to New York historically prized for it's excellent flavor in cider as well as on the table. Naturally Sparkling.
Tasting Notes: Light creme in color, prosecco-like lively effervescence, aromatic, crisp. Peach, raspberry, beeswax.
Predominantly from abandoned homestead trees, mixed with unidentified homestead apples, wild trees and other mixed heirlooms, reflecting the perfection of the trees' diversity and age. The name Old-Time is a nod to both cidermakers of past generations who used these trees for their own cider, and to the style of music which our cidermaker Steve plays: American Old-Time music. Naturally Sparkling.
Tasting Notes: Light gold. Soft, rounded finish. Strawberry, grapefruit seed, butterscotch, musk.
A blend of foraged heirlooms and English bittersweet cider apple varieties, including Northern Spy, Dabinett, Ellis Bitter and Brown Snout. Fermented to near-dry, then barrel-ged in bourbon barrels for at least four months. Naturally Sparkling.
Tasting Notes: Aroma of highland malt and faint rose. Mineral to start, they dry and wine-like with velvety tannins, very long, mouth-watering juicy finish. Dark chocolate and clove.
Port-style cider. An apple apertif/digestif from a blend of barrel-aged Apple Spirits (Eau de Vie) with unfermented, unfiltered apple cider. After months of aging, the pommeau naturally clarifies to an amber liquid of exquisite character. Tasting Notes: Warming, rich and velvety. Aromas of honey and clove. Nutmeg, amaretto, sun-warmed plum.