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And pluck til time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon
The golden apples of the sun.

— W. B. YEATS

And pluck til time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon
The golden apples of the sun.

— W. B. YEATS

Our Ciders

Listed as one of the world’s best ciders. We take an apple-centered approach to cider making. The aim of our technique is to bring out the best of each year’s harvest. Utilizing both tradition and the cutting edge, Castle Hill Cider strives to bring you the highest quality and most enjoyable ciders. From fermenting the Levity in buried kvevri, the world’s oldest known fermentation vessels, to arresting fermentation of the Serendipity with cross flow filtration; from working with growers of varieties truly suited to cider, to renovating an 80 year old orchard, we strive to bring you the best cider to share with meals, friends, and relaxing moments.  Click for a list of where to find our ciders outside of our tasting room.

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Our Story

In 1764, Castle Hill opened its doors, hosting over the years an array of creative minds, from dignitaries and politicians to explorers and novelists. Today, its creative legacy continues with artisan cider makers handcrafting cider on the property. Castle Hill’s doors are now open to anyone wishing to experience its natural beauty, deep history, and the cider that proudly bears its name.

 

Tasting Room

We’ve Got Good Taste. And so do you. Which is why you’ll love our Tasting Room, where you can sample an assortment of our unique ciders. Enjoy a glass (or two) on the octagonal porch. Dine on local cheeses and baguettes to bring out the true flavors. And grab a few bottles for home after enjoying the views, both inside and out.

Outdoor Tasting Room.

 

Indoor tasting room. 

Tasting Room Hours:
Year Round (closed major holidays)
Monday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please call ahead for parties of 10 or more at 434-296-0047. Buses welcome, contact us.

 

Wedding & Venues

Make History at One of Virginia’s Most Romantic Settings. A young Thomas Jefferson once played here. Now it’s your turn to be part of history at Keswick’s oldest estate. Located just miles from Charlottesville, Castle Hill Cider’s historic outdoor and striking indoor venues offer endless possibilities—from the intimate to the incredible.

Cider Barn

An 11,000 square foot, pole barn that offers a year-round party venue, with 30 tons of heating and air conditioning to keep guests comfortable. Ample room for seated receptions that can spill onto terraced lawns with 360 degree, exquisite views.

For intimate gatherings, like cocktail parties, buffet luncheons and business meetings. Stay inside by the stately, wood-burning stone fireplace. Or head out the French doors to the octagonal porch, offering magnificent views.

With a wood-burning stone fireplace and spectacular views just beyond French doors, this Library makes you want to get comfortable with a cider. For brides, the room transforms into a gathering place to get ready with attendants before the festivities begin.

Floating above the center of the Barn, our 3,000 square foot loft offers an unexpected event space. Impressive double doors flood the area with light and air.

The Grounds

European Lindens were originally planted in an oval to form a horse racetrack. Today, these mature trees create a natural shelter ideal for outdoor gatherings and photo opportunities. 

Framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, this setting is just right for open-air celebrations—and those interested in seeing where our ciders truly begin. Late afternoon weddings witness sunsets that never disappoint.

 

Terraced, manicured lawns are bordered by cherry trees and wisteria arbors. Perfect for a game of bocce, the exchanging of wedding vows, or simply an afternoon stroll. 

A natural mirror, this shimmering lake reflects the emerald landscape by day—and the twinkling barn lights at night.

Email Evelyn Keyes, Director of Events or call 434-964-7629.

 

Media

Castle Hill Cider in the media. Castle Hill Cider has won rave reviews and numerous awards for being best in class.

Best of Borrowed and Blue 2016 - Best Venue for Large Weddings Gold Medal

2016 Gold Medalist

Castle Hill Cider wins the 2016 Borrowed & Blue Gold Medal for Best Venue for Large Weddings!

Shop

Make Our Cider Yours. Select which ciders (and how many) you wish to purchase and click “Add to Cart.”  Visit Our Ciders for more detailed descriptions. Currently, we are approved for shipping to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MI, MN, NC, OR, VA.

SHOP WILL REOPEN SOON!

Cider Club

Join The Club. Can’t get enough of our cider? Join our Castle Hill Cider Club, and enjoy a steady flow of our delicious ciders right to your door. Plus, you’ll receive 2 free tastings each visit, a 20% discount on cider and merchandise, and invitations to exclusive member events and offers.  Once every 3 months, member receive 3 bottles of CHC selected cider, which will be charged to their credit card at a 20% discount. Cider “pick-up” parties will be hosted every month!  We currently offer the Cider Club to AK, CA, DC, MI, MN, NC, OR & VA.

Events

Here’s what’s happening in our backyard:

See You Soon

Come visit. Drink our ciders. Wander the grounds. We trust you’ll enjoy our rich history, and perhaps even create some of your own.

Trade

Click on a cider below to view and download its spec sheet.

Contact

CRISP. CLEAN. CONTEMPORARY.

6065 Turkey Sag Road
Keswick, Virginia 22947

Office
434.296.0047
info@castlehillcider.com

Events
434.964.7629
events@castlehillcider.com

Hours
Daily 11-5pm (closed major holidays)