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Foggy Ridge Cider, Dugspur

#171 of 202 in Wineries in Virginia
Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
"She treats her trees like individuals"–a neighboring farmer accuses apple grower and cidermaker Diane Flynt of lavishing too much attention on her apple trees, but high quality fruit and carefully crafted cider are the goals at Foggy Ridge Cider.

At Foggy Ridge Cider we aim to revive the artisan cidermaking tradition. We harvest ripe apples from our three orchards (paired with other quality Virginia grown apples) and craft small batches of carefully selected cider blends. The cidermaker is intimately involved in all aspects of the orchard and Cider House from grafting and pruning to picking and blending.

Over our past ten years making cider in the Blue Ridge Mountains we have learned a great deal. We have a cider to fit everyone's palette, from our very dry Serious Cider (named after the serious English cider drinkers who prefer a much drier product) to our First Fruit, made from early season apples with a crisp tart flavor and our Stayman Winesap, produced from wonderfully sweet stayman and winesap apples, creating a well balanced fruity cider that pairs well with BBQ and spicy foods. Our Handmade is one of our most popular with a creamy mouth feel and wonderful fruity flavors of citrus and pineapple. We also offer port style dessert ciders that make a nice sweet finish to a meal - Pippin Gold and Pippin Black. We would love for you to try them all.
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  • I can't understand why that person was so bitter about being charged for the cider tasting. I have never been to a tasting that was free unless I was dining and paying for a meal. He should be...  more »
  • Very nice hostess but she did seem a bit overwhelmed by having 6 people there to taste. Very nice, clean cidery and orchard. I was VERY impressed with the varieties of apples grown there and the...  more »
  • I am a beer guy myself but have been going to FR for about 10 years now. This is the only cider I drink as I find most are just poorly done. I would say their cider is better than most wines out there. Like most craft breweries and all wineries you should expect to pay a small fee to sample flights of the ciders, which I think for the last 10 years has been about $5. You would need to check the sign above the tasting bar to be sure. I would say if you don't like craft food and the employees talking about the history of the company or the process and labor put into making the cider then you should probably drive past and not stop in. There is a meadery within a mile and several wineries close by as well. I should say that they all charge for their samples and speak at length about their products so some people might view this as a "sales pitch". I should also add this is not a place you just drive by and "stop in". It is off the beaten path and miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy.
  • Purchased some Pippin Gold at the Reynolds Homestead wine fest. Absolutely exquisite! Love the ladies at the booth(I fetched BBQ for them) Very helpful in choosing the best choice for our tastes. We'll visit ASAP.

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