Orchard Tour and hors d’oeuvres
Terroir is a is a French word used to describe the way in which a wine reflects a sense of place. We want to show you the elements that make up the terroir at Eve’s Cidery.
Some of these elements include where we grow our apples, how we grow our apples and which varieties we grow.
Get your blood flowing and join cider growers Autumn and Ezra and their special guest, pomologist Mike Biltonen for a tour of their Albee Hill orchards.
Part science, part magic, this tour will involve rigorous walking up and down rugged terrain, tasting a myriad of cider apples and other interesting surprises. Come prepared with questions about organic orcharding methods, traditional cider varieties, the meaning of life and a sense of adventure.
About special guest Mike Biltonen
A consultant at Know Your Roots, Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and a Master Degree in Pomology from Cornell University. He has grown fruit throughout the eastern United States for over 30 years and is available for sustainable orchard consults, speaking engagements, educational seminars, and workshops.
About special guest Kass Urban-Mead
A graduate student in Cornell's Entomology Department, Kass Urban-Mead is interested particularly in the "bees in the trees." spring-blooming trees and shrubs in woodlots and the "messy" corners of our properties.