"Our family orchard produces cider, perry and vinegar in small batches with minimal manipulation using ambient yeast fermentation... Warm autumn days and cool nights maintain high levels of acidity and tannin, while achieving the right balance of sugars to produce our beverages. The evaluation of fruit, that grows well in the Finger Lakes region, has been over eighteen years in the making at Blackduck Cidery and continues each year. We scout for wild seedling trees to graft in our orchard that have the qualities needed for cider and perry and to try “new” cultivars that meet our standards. We follow organic orchard practices and strive to produce the highest quality fruit for our cider, perry and vinegar. We hand pick and allow the fruit to sweat for optimum ripeness before pressing and fermenting. Soil, weather, cultivar types and the hand of the Blackduck team work together to bring a finished drink that is unique and delicious. Please visit our farm site at Daring Drake Farm to see some of the varieties we grow."
Tasting Room Hours:
Friday 12pm to 5pm
Saturday 12pm to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
No bus or limo without prior reservations! Contact us first.