Aaron Burr Cidery, located in Wurtsboro, New York, is a small homestead farm dating back to the early 19th century. We specialize in growing cider-apples, which are different from eating-apples in the same way wine-grapes are different from table-grapes. We use our apples and other locally grown and foraged apples for one mission: to re-create “true cider”, the time-averaged most popular drink in America.
This focus is founded on the belief that early Americans drank history’s best cider. By relying on pippin apple varieties which perfectly acclimated to the cold forest ecology of the Northeast the colonists discovered superior cider conditions. Reestablishing that involves holism -from farming to art, from the market to politics- cider is an identity. There is much from our recent past which must be undone but luckily the descendants of early cider apples do still exist in the wild. We believe their ability to survive the 20th century provides cider its future.