Cornell Hard Cider Working Group Presents @ The Cornell Orchards
709 Dryden Rd. (Rt. 366), Ithaca, NY 14853
Sunday October 2, 12:00-4:00pm, with walking tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Ever wonder what makes an apple variety desirable for cider production? Or, why there are so many different flavors in cider? Then you won’t want to miss this tasting opportunity at the Cornell Orchards.
During this Finger Lakes Cider Week event, children and adults can taste dozens of different apple varieties, including traditional European hard cider varieties. Participants will be able to create their own cider blends made with freshly squeezed apple juice from these apple varieties. Regional cider producers including, Black Diamond Cider, Good Life Cider, Redbyrd Orchard Cider, Rootstock Ciderworks, and South Hill Cider will share tastings of their ciders and discuss how Cornell’s research and outreach efforts have aided their business.
The day will also include talks from Cornell researchers and educators and walking tours of a new high-density hard cider research orchard.
More events featuring Cornell people during cider week:
- Society of Horticulture for Graduate Students (SoHo) will be selling apples from Cornell Orchards on the Commons during the 34th Anniversary of the Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take place on Friday September 30th (12pm-6pm), Saturday October 1st (10am-6pm) and Sunday October 2nd (10am-6pm).
- Science Cabaret: Cider! – October 4, 6 p.m. featuring Cornell University extension associate, Chris Gerling and cider maker Autumn Stoscheck.
- Tasting and Pairing event at Cornell Bear’s Den – October 5 at 6 to 10 pm, Willard Straight Hall.
- Apple Identification and Documentation Day @ Reisinger’s Apple Country – October 8 at 9 am to – 12 noon. Bring in mystery apples from old trees in your back yard or farm. Greg Peck of Cornell University and John Reynolds of Black Duck Cidery will be on hand to help identify them.
Cider Menu at Taverna Banfi – Taverna Banfi will be an offering cider-themed entree and dessert all week! Entrée Special: Cider Braised Braciole. Dessert Special: Cider and Riesling Poached Pear