Albemarle Ciderworks

Starting in 2000 with their family orchard (Vintage Virginia Apples) in nearby North Garden, the Shelton family has grown their specialty orchard to include some 250 varieties of apples. That led to the opening of Albemarle Ciderwoks in July 2009, where they now produce a dozen different varieties of hard cider. Their tasting room sits overlooking the rolling hills, just south of Charlottesville.  They are open for tasting every day between July and December, and Wednesday through Sunday from January to June.