|Article number:||Hudson Valley Fmhs God Speed|
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Based at two Hudson Valley farms, Breezy Hill Orchard near Rhinebeck and Stone Ridge Orchard near New Paltz, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider draws on classic European cider making techniques while showcasing robust new world flavors. Producer Elizabeth Ryan is somewhat of a legend in local apple growing circles, having studied cider making in Somerset and Hereford, England, and Pomology at Cornell University, where she made her first barrel of cider as a student in 1980. She also spent some time with the inimitable Duponts in Normandy. Both her farms are committed to ecological growing practices and the resulting highly flavored fruit is what makes her ciders so unique yet drinkable. The orchards just planted a dedicated hard cider orchard with a number of traditional cider apples including Dabinett, Bedan, Binet Rouge, Kingston Black, Chisel Jersey, Ashmeads Kernel, and others. God Speed the Plough is an unfiltered blend of rare and classic cider apples, sparkling, and semi-dry. This earthy, farmhouse-style cider has much in common with saison-style beers.