July Guest Cidery: Black Diamond Farm and Cider
Featuring the whole BD team here on July 14th!
Join us for tastings all month!
In July, we'll welcome back one of our founding collaborators- Black Diamond Farm and Cider. Black Diamond Cider lives at Black Diamond Farm, started by Ian and Jackie in 1992. Ian and Jackie share the farming and cidermaking with their daughter Erica Merwin and Chris Negronida and Alexis Self. Ian and Jackie moved to Trumansburg 32 years ago from San Francisco, where they picked wine grapes and made wine in they garage. Since 1985 the team has made rough-and-tumble cider for fun, and BD was licensed as a farm winery when Ian retired from Cornell University in 2013.
Through his work at Cornell and with his own experiments at Black Diamond, Ian has become one of the national leaders on growing cider apples. His and Black Diamond's stories are an essential part of understanding the agricultural foundation for our exceptional FLX cider culture.