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An Award-Winning Region

New York and specifically Ithaca-area cideries continue to prove their legitimacy as a world-class cider region. Here is a list of cideries that took top medals for the past two years.

2020 Great American Cider Competition

Nearly sweeping the top 3 categories, Ithaca's cideries were awarded 10 out of the top 14 medals available. 
Grand Award/Best in Show - Black Diamond Cider
Platinum Medals - South Hill Cider (2), Black Diamond Cider (1), and Kite & String Cider/Finger Lakes Cider House (1)
Gold Medals - Black Diamond Cider (2), Kite & String Cider/Finger Lakes Cider House (2), and South Hill Cider (1)
Silver Medals - Black Diamond Cider (2), and South Hill Cider (1)

2019 Great American Cider Competition

Grand Award/Best in Show - Kite & String Cider/Finger Lakes Cider House
Platinum Medals - Black Diamond (2), New York Cider Company (1), Redbyrd Orchard Cider (1), Eve's Cidery (1), and Kite & String Cider/Finger Lakes Cider House (1)
Gold Medals - Eve's Cidery (3), Black Diamond Cider (2), New York Cider Company (2), Redbyrd Orchard Cider (2), and South Hill Cider (1)
Silver Medals - Eve's Cidery (1), Redbyrd Orchard Cider (1), and South Hill Cider (1)

 

"The thin isthmus between deep blue Cayuga and Seneca lakes may have the finest concentration of artisan cideries in the nation. What’s emerging is a legitimate cider trail stretching from Ithaca in the south, through the village of Trumansburg, all the way north to Geneva."
The Finger Lakes Is to Cider What Napa Is to Wine

 

2018 NY Wine Classic

Kite & String's "Pioneer Pippin" was awarded Best Heritage Cider on the way to ultimately winning the 2018 Governor's Cider Cup!

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