Branching Out: WNC Cider Scene Continues to Grow with Help From Apple Country post image

ASHEVILLE, N.C.— Western North Carolina is quickly becoming a cider hub thanks in part to Henderson County’s rank as the top apple-producing county in North Carolina and the seventh-largest in the United States overall. About 150 orchards call the Hendersonville area home, and the abundance and variety of apples in the area feed the growth of ... [Read more]

Travel Channel: Our Favorite Asheville Eats post image

In the artsy/boho/historic neighborhood of West Asheville (i.e., West Asheville is roughly analogous to East Nashville, and well worth a side trip). Billed as “one of only a handful of True Cider Bars in the nation”, they serve up craft ciders in a fascinating range of flavors – dry, sweet or sour, and brewed or ... [Read more]

CiderCraft Magazine: 5 Blueberry Infusions to Kick-off the Upcoming Summer post image

by Hannah Kivi   It’s the end of April and domestic blueberries are officially in action. Most of the southern states will begin harvesting next month and, before we know it, the superfood will be in its peak season of June through July. As we begin dreaming of sandals, barbecues and long warm evenings, here ... [Read more]

Gluten-free travel: Asheville, N.C. post image

  Take a tour   Get a firsthand look at one of Asheville’s craft cideries by scheduling a tasting at Urban Orchard Cider Co. and Bar in West Asheville. This family-owned and operated business gets its apples from Hendersville, N.C., and makes its cider onsite using a variety of yeasts to give each one a ... [Read more]

Food & Wine: Best Places to Drink Cider post image

#1 Urban Orchard Cider Co.   West Asheville’s family-owned Urban Orchard Cidery serves no less than eight of their distinct cider styles on tap at any time in a tap room located just above the production floor. Sourcing apples from orchards in nearby Hendersonville, the Urban Orchard crew has experimented with nearly 50 distinct recipes ... [Read more]

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