Redbyrd Orchard Cider is a small, family-run, sustainably managed fruit farm and cidery focused on heirloom, wild seedling and European cider apples. Husband and wife team Eric Shatt and Deva Maas have backgrounds steeped in the wine making and grape growing traditions of the Finger Lakes region of New York State.
Eric, former head winemaker at Ventosa Winery, previous nursery and vineyard manager for one of the most esteemed wineries in the Finger Lakes, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and currently Cornell University’s Orchard Manager, along with Deva, who herself holds a background in Sustainable Agriculture from The Evergreen State College and a childhood within a family of one of the earliest wineries in the Finger Lakes have, after many years of hard work, both settled in to their true passion, growing apples and producing world-class ciders.
Redbyrd has two separate orchards, both of which are farmed organically and biodynamically. Eric says “We find a sense of spirit in farming this way and truly feel the fruit is more whole and balanced to provide more nutrition and/or flavor.”
Redbyrd Orchard Cider approaches cidermaking with a winemaker’s sensibility. As with grapes to wine, to make truly great cider, you must start with truly great fruit.
Eric will be on hand to pour cider and chat as you dine. Join him also for a brief chat at 7pm (free to all) and a taste of his 2015 Workman Dry.
Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich
Still Barrel 2014
Porter's Perfection / Golden Russet 2015
Black Diamond Pommeau
$55/person includes the beverage pairing, but not tax and gratuity. Click on the button below to make a reservation for your desired time and group size.