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About Orchard Hill

Orchard Hill Cider Mill was inspired by our love of the great cider regions of Europe. We wondered why New York, which has one of the premier climates for apples, wasn’t bursting with world class cider, brandy and pommeau producers. It was just a small step from that inspiring thought to the creation of our estate cider mill in the Hudson Valley. Our cider builds on the legacy of Soons Orchards, which has been farming and growing apples since 1910.

cider for wine drinkers

We make premium cider for wine drinkers. Our ciders tend be drier, since we make ciders that we would like to drink ourselves. We love cider that reflects the contribution of quality fruit. Our mission is to put our orchard in a glass! We work to let the apples express themselves by combining a very traditional and minimalist approach to cider making with modern winemaking techniques. The outcome is a range of refreshing and expressive ciders and pommeaus.


hard ciders and


“Small lots of pure, brisk, refreshing ciders and excellent pommeau.”

Eric Asimov, NY Times

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