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Thank you for your interest in Mt. Defiance’s Ciders and Spirits. We look forward to welcoming you into our family. We have two locations in Middleburg, Virginia — our Cider Barn and our Distillery.

Cider Barn

Located on a hilltop on the edge of town, our beautiful cider barn is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Enjoy tasting flights or glasses of your favorite ciders, Sweet Vermouth, or Pommeau. Pull up a rocking chair to our roaring fire on cold winter days, or sit out on our large porch and enjoy the warm breezes and views on a sunny summer day. Snacks are available (cheese, crackers, and nuts) and on warm weather weekends we often have food trucks – call for details. Bottles are available for sale, and growlers and half growlers are sold and filled for off premises.

Cider flights are $10 for today’s 4 cider samples, $13 for 4 ciders and Sweet Vermouth or Pommeau, and $15 for 4 ciders and Sweet Vermouth and Pommeau. Glasses of cider are $6.

Please check here or our Facebook page for special events and early closings.


Located in historic downtown Middleburg, our Distillery features tasting rooms and sales for both our ciders and spirits. Watch the action as we distill and bottle our spirits, enjoy a flight of mini-cocktails, try our spirits neat, or sip one of our constantly rotating specialty cocktails. In our cider tasting room, you can sample three of our most popular ciders and purchase bottles or growler fills.

Prices for our tastings range from $10 for three 1/2 oz straight pours to $15 for flights of three mini rum cocktails, or sample of Absinthe (prepared with our absinthe fountain) and an additional 2 straight pours. We also offer specialty cocktails that rotate with the season for $9.

Please check here or our Facebook page for special events and early closings.

Know Before You Go


We are family friendly and welcome supervised children.


We welcome leashed friendly pets in our tasting rooms.


Smoking is allowed in designated outside areas on the property.

Outside Alcohol

In accordance with Virginia ABC laws, only alcoholic beverages purchased on the property are allowed. Guests that do not comply with this policy and bring in outside alcohol will be asked to leave.


For the best possible experience for all of our Cider Barn guests, groups of 9-20 are required to make a reservation. Please call with a credit card to hold your reservation. Parties larger than 20 may inquire about before hours tasting options. We request that you kindly make one payment for the group, and a 20% gratuity will be added.

Due to the small intimate atmosphere of the Distillery tasting room, we can not accommodate groups of 8 or more on weekends during normal business hours. Please call for group options on weekdays or weekends outside regular business hours.


Cider Barn

Mt. Defiance Cider Barn
495 E. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117

Approaching Middleburg from the east, we are on a hillside just as you reach town – can’t miss it!


Mt. Defiance Distillery
207 W. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20118

We are in a repurposed service station at the intersection of Washington St and The Plains Rd.



Come visit us at our Cider Barn and our Distillery to sample our delicious ciders. Learn more about our ciders.


Come visit us at our Distillery in downtown Middleburg, Virginia to sample our award-winning spirits and delicious ciders. Learn more about our spirits.

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