Foggy Ridge Cider
Diane Flynt founded Foggy Ridge Cider in1997by planting a cider apple orchard in the Virginia Mountains. The first cidery in the south, Foggy Ridge Cider has garnered national attention including a 2015 James Beard nomination for Outstanding Beverage Professional.Foggy Ridge Cider’s “orchard cider” blends use tannic acidic cider apples, called "spitters". The Foggy Ridge orchards include classic English cider apples Dabinett, Ashmead's Kernel andTremlett's Bitter, as well as colonial American cider fruit such as Harrison, Hewe's Crab andNewtown Pippin, all blended in five sparkling ciders and two apple ports. Self-described as"proudly purist", Foggy Ridge Ciders are 100% cider apples, with no added flavorings, oak and minimal manipulation in the cellar. The ciders are distributed from New York to New Orleans.