Meet Hudson Valley Farmhouse, our June Guest Cidery!

Elizabeth Ryan

Breezy Hill Orchard, Centre Rd, Staatsburg, New York 12580, United States - map

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ryan is the owner of Breezy Hill Orchard, Stone Ridge Orchard and producer of Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider. She is a renowned fruit grower and cider maker and have studied cider making in Somerset and Hereford in England. Elizabeth graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Pomology in 1980, having just made her first barrel of cider there. Elizabeth is one of the founding GrowNYC Greenmarket farmers. She received the Cornucopia award from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and was a Smithsonian Fellow. Elizabeth was a keynote speaker at the NY State Governor's Alcohol Summit where she pushed policy that would support small-scale hard cider production.


About Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider

Elizabeth Ryan purchased  Breezy Hill Orchard in Dutchess County in 1984, and began making cider in 1996??ince then she has grown two additional orchards  Stone Ridge Orchard and Drumline Farm Milton on Hudson in Ulster County.

Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider’s new tasting room is open at Historic Stone Ridge Orchard, in Stone Ridge New York, near New Paltz, New York

Hudson Valley Farmhouse produces a line of exceptional farm-based ciders with style and character. Drawing on classic European cider making traditions , Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider makes cider for all palette and occasions.  The cidery is based on two beloved Hudson Valley farms, Breezy Hill Orchard near Rhinebeck and Stone Ridge Orchard near New Paltz. The farms are committed to ecological agriculture and the growing high flavored, characterful fruit. Over 100 varieties eating and heirloom apples are grown in these historic orchards. .There are also the home to a newly  planted dedicated hard cider orchard withapples like Dabinett, Bedan, Binet Rouge, Kingston Black, Chisel Jersey, Ashmeads Kernel, and others. Hudson Valley Farmhouse is committed to traditional cider that speaks the history, heritage and tradition of the Hudson Valley.


Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider Featured at the Cider House

The Last Blacksmith is featured all month at the Cider House in honor of Elizabeth and Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider. This full bodied cider is made from a partial barrel aged blend of traditional European cider and American heirloom apples. The Last Blacksmith brings together old world traditions with new world sensibilities.

On Thursday, June 7 we will have a full range of HVFC cider  for tasting and flights.

Elizabeth will be on hand to chat about the history of New York State cider and the evolution of cider in the past 30 years. We are really excited to be hosting Elizabeth Ryan because of her decades of perspective and knowledge of apples and cider in New York State.

For the rest of the month we’ll focus on The Last Blacksmith on tap and the tasting menu and for retail bottle sales.

Come join the Finger Lake’s Cider House and  Elizabeth on June 7th! It will be a celebration of New York State Cider and the rich agricultural diversity of our great state.

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