Vermont Made Wine and Cider

Vermont Fruit | Grown in Biodynamic Vineyards and Orchards | Zero Added Sugars

Welcome to the world of Vermont Terroir, captured in a bottle. At Eden Ciders and IAPETUS Wines we specialize in complex wine and cider made with low intervention practices all in our home state. I know – you may be thinking – Wine? In Vermont? Yes indeed! While the Vermont wine scene is still in it’s infancy when compared to established wineries out West, new cold hardy grape varietals are taking root and producing amazing wine.

Part of what makes the Vermont wine groundbreaking is it’s youth – there is no pretention here. We make natural wines, and avoid the additives found in conventional bottles that lead to uniformity in flavor. We’re all about letting our grapes and apples express their character using their own voice.

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.

Grown with love, crafted with care. Sip local, experience natural.

Lore, recipes, and more...

2023 Wrapped: Cider and Wine

As we bid farewell to the year, we can’t help but think back to the amazing blend of flavors and knowledge shared by our newly merged teams. When we teamed up as a combined entity, Eden Ciders, IAPETUS Wines, and Shelburne Vineyard, we knew we would be embarking on a journey of shared values together […]

Making contact with Orange Wine

Embracing Low-Intervention Winemaking Methods Let’s chat about the latest buzz in town- Orange Wine! Though new to most U.S markets, the art of making Orange Wine dates back thousands of years to Georgia and remains popular today. Iapetus Wines has been producing Tectonic, a vintage inspired by traditional methods, since 2016. It’s thrilling to see […]

How is Ice Cider made?

We’re passionate about our ciders, supporting our local orchard partners, and finding ways to showcase the amazing heirloom apple varieties we all grow. Also, we’re a whole bunch of cider nerds who love sharing information on just how we create our cider. We could talk about cider and terroir all day – really! Ice Cider […]

About Eden Ciders and IAPETUS Wines

At Eden Ciders and IAPETUS Wines, we’re passionate about the quality of flavor that comes from unique varieties grown by local, small-scale orchards and vineyards in Vermont. We produce a wide range of ciders, from driest to sweetest, with different methods of production, using single varieties  and blends. IAPETUS produces a wide range of wines using low intervention practices. The result is complex, original flavors and textures. Consistent through everything we do is a commitment to supporting small-scale family farms, to the use of holistic and regenerative 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.

Our journey in cider and wine has been as much about the people as anything else. We are a small industry, and most of us are small or very small companies. 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 drinks 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!