CiderWorks to celebrate

web-cider-kainedrinkFormer Virginia Governor Tim Kaine enjoys a little CiderWorks cider last year.

Last year, in an effort to promote new local agribusinesses, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was on hand July 13 for the grand opening of the Albemarle CiderWorks at Rural Ridge Orchard on Route 29 South, one of only two hard cider producers in the state. Kaine declared the cider to be “spectacular” and told a funny story about serving it to his family at breakfast, unaware that the tasty stuff contained seven percent alcohol.

On July 10 and 11 the CiderWorks will be celebrating its first birthday with an open house, featuring featuring cider tastings, music by Jim Waive with Anna Matijasic , and local food.

The tasting room is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 to 5but during this event the the tasting fee will be waived. For more information go to or call 434-297-2326.