Harvest Ciders

Harvest Ciders are studies in fruit – a showcase of the amazing quality and versatility of apples grown holistically in our home state of Vermont. We produce a wide variety of dry ciders pressed from heirloom and tannic apples just as they’re harvested, in order to best capture the aromas and flavors present at peak ripeness. We ferment slow and cold to allow the ciders to develop with all the complexity of a fine wine. We never add sugar, although some have a small amount of residual sweetness naturally from the apples. 

Apple lore, recipes, and more...

Curry with Eden Ciders can Peak Bloom

Pairing Cider with Food: Green Curry

Recipe by Sunny Gandara  We like to imagine our ciders on your table, shared with friends and loved ones alongside an amazing home cooked meal. Like wine varieties, cider has some natural pairings – foods that just jive with the lively bubbles of a dry sparkling cider, or compliment the sweetness of an Ice Cider. […]

What is an Heirloom Apple?

Blue Pearmain, Rhode Island Greening, Roxbury Russet…these are all heirloom apple varieties you won’t find in your local grocery store. But, what does “heirloom apple variety” even mean, and why is that characteristic important to holistic growers and cideries? There is no official definition, but Heirloom apples varieties can be generalized as varieties that do […]

Cider with vegetarian meal

Brut Nature and Food: Harissa spiced Haloumi

Recipe from Effie Loupakis     Brut Nature is our answer to champagne. It’s at once celebratory sparkler and a serious food wine, built of mostly bittersharp apple varieties lending complexity and structure, resting on lees for at least 18 months, creating depth and a creamy mouthfeel. Inspired by Brute Nature’s light, citric notes I […]

Ice Ciders

Think dessert wine, think – the best parts of all the sweetness and acidity that hits your mouth when you bit into a fresh apple, that’s Ice Cider. A premium, dessert style cider that balances syrupy sweetness with complex, balanced acidity. We’ve been making world class ice ciders here in far Northern Vermont since the harvest of 2007. It takes over 8lbs of apples and 1-3 years to produce a single bottle of Ice Cider.

About Eden Ciders

At Eden Ciders, we’re passionate about the quality of flavor that comes from unique apple varieties grown by local, small-scale orchards in Vermont. We produce a wide range of ciders, from driest to sweetest, with different methods of production, using single varieties  and blends. Consistent through everything we do is a commitment to supporting small-scale family orchards, to the use of holistic and regenerative orcharding practices, and to rare tannic and heirloom apple varieties grown expressly for cider making. You can taste the fantastic fruit character of these apples in our cider.

Eden Ciders was founded in 2007 by Eleanor & Albert Leger when they purchased an abandoned dairy farm in West Charleston and made an experimental batch of Ice Cider in the basement of their home. Slowly, they expanded the team to include amazing people like head orchardist Ben Applegate, and built connections with other Vermont orchards passionate about sustainable agriculture and working with our terroir. Our mission, supporting the local economy and preserving the working landscape, is only possible because of our team and customers like you. 

Our journey in cider has been as much about the people as anything else. Cider is a community. We are a small industry, and most of us are small or very small companies, or cider and cider apple enthusiasts. The connections we make become the root webs through which we absorb new ideas, see new opportunities, and foster new entrants, just as our trees do with each other in the orchard. We so are grateful to all of our customers and welcome you to become a  part of our human-malus-mycorrhizal web.

Thank you for sharing our ciders at your table, and for sharing our values of celebrating and investing in our landscape, our environment, our people, our trade partners, and our community. We are so glad to have you with us!

Try a little bit of everything...

Curated selection of cider boxes created to showcase the diversity of Eden Ciders.