Try our award-winning, hand-crafted Mt. Defiance ciders from Middleburg, Virginia. Since 2014. Cider tastings are available at our two locations — the Cider Barn and the Distillery.
Mt. Defiance Farmhouse Style Hard Cider
Like a classic Virginia Farmhouse, Mt. Defiance Cider is Artisan Crafted. Hand made in small batches, our cider uses the finest quality Virginia apples. Experience unpasteurized, unsweetened, traditional dry cider on its own or with a meal.
Mt. Defiance General's Reserve Hard Cider
Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Cider. Take our dry Farmhouse Style cider. Age it in an oak bourbon barrel, and it produces our General’s Reserve: A strong, darker colored cider with whiskey notes and hints of vanilla and caramel. Much like it did when it contained bourbon. The charred oak interior of the barrel mellows the cider over time and imparts its own flavor and aromas.
Named after General John Allen, Commanding General of all forces in Afghanistan from 2011-2013. One of our founding partners served with the General as his political advisor in Afghanistan, and recalls him as subtle, brilliant and authoritative. We’ve named our best cider in his honor.
Mt. Defiance Cider with Ginger
Our Cider with Ginger is made with fresh ginger root and our Farmhouse cider. We mix precise amounts of fresh grated ginger with the cider resulting in a warmly aromatic, fragrant hard cider, which dances on the tongue much like real ginger ale. Ginger is widely used in food and drink. Here at Mt. Defiance we pay homage to these traditional uses by blending it with our cider for a delicious and very different taste.
Mt. Defiance Cider with Blueberries
The rose hue of this cider lets you know it’s a wonderful fusion of fresh blueberries, picked at the height of the season and combined with fresh cider from Virginia apples. Slowly fermented together and allowed to reach maturity, the Cider tastes as good as it looks. The taste is not easily defined in that you pick up berry notes as well as citrus notes as the fermentation process fuses the two into a cogent whole. This makes for a soft finish which is fairly dry considering the sweetness of blueberries.
Mt. Defiance Old Volstead's Homemade Cider
Our Mt. Defiance Old Volstead’s Cider is made with an English Ale Yeast and a unique apple blend, this cider has a flavor all its own. Tangy and crisp, with a dry finish that may very well remind you of an English ale.
Mt. Defiance Old Volstead's Summer Shandy
For our Mt. Defiance Old Volstead’s Summer Shandy we combine lemonade with our Farmhouse cider for a light and refreshing treat. Slightly tart and lemony with a hint of sweetness, this cider shandy is a warm weather favorite.
Mt. Defiance Pommeau
Considered a fortified wine/cider, our Pommeau is a delicious blend of cider and Mt. Defiance apple brandy that has been aged together for one year in a used bourbon barrel. Subtly sweet, with a great apple aroma and a warm brandy finish. Hints of vanilla and caramel make this a delicious sipper. Perfect served cold as an aperitif, or delicious at the end of a meal.
Mt. Defiance Sweet Vermouth
Sweet Vermouth is a sweetened fortified wine that is aromatized with botanicals.
We use Mt. Defiance Apple Brandy to extract flavors from herbs we grow ourselves and spices from around the world. We blend the flavored brandy with barrel-aged brandy, Vidal Blanc wine, local honey, and caramel syrup.
The result is delicious chilled, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails like the Manhattan.
Gold medal winner in the 2017 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition.
Come visit our Cider Barn in Middleburg, Virginia to sample our delicious ciders. You will not be disappointed!
Come visit our Distillery in downtown Middleburg, Virginia to sample our award-winning spirits and delicious ciders. You will not be disappointed!