Best in Class and Producer of the Year Results

2021

Modern Cider (Dry) – 142 Entries
1st: Vander Mill – Hard Apple
2nd: Tandem Ciders – Green Man
3rd: EsoTerra Ciderworks – The Last Stand

Modern Cider (Sweet) – 82 Entries
1st: Haykin Family Cider – McIntosh
2nd: Ragged and Right Cider Project – First Pick Gravenstein
3rd: Northville Winery and Brewing Company – Rockin’ Cock

Heritage Cider (Dry) – 174 Entries
1st: Albemarle CiderWorks – 1817
2nd: EsoTerra Ciderworks – Tessano
3rd: Loch Mór Cider Co. – Savvy Pomme Sparkling

Heritage Cider (Sweet) – 31 Entries
1st: Snow Capped Cider – Harrison
2nd: Bee Well Mead & Cider – Harrison
3rd: Snow Capped Cider – Gold Rush

Traditional Cider (Dry) – 39 Entries
1st: Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Hammer Bent Old World
2nd: Presque Isle Farm Cider – Farmhouse
3rd: Stormalong Cider – Bittersweet Symphonie

Traditional Cider (Sweet) – 4 Entries
1st: Celtic Marches – Abrahalls Vintage
2nd: Celtic Marches – Pulp Apple Cider
3rd: Heeman’s – New Traditions

Natural Cider – 12 Entries
1st: Sidra Mayador – M. Busto Natural Cider
2nd: Wildbranch Cider – The Spinney
3rd: Brooklyn Cider House – Raw

Rosé Cider – 20 Entries
1st: Dead Horse Cider Co. – Life is Rosé
2nd: Bauman’s Cider – Mountain Rose
3rd: Haykin Family Cider – Methode Ancestrale Masonville Orchards Rosé

Modern Perry – 20 Entries
1st: Verger Belliveau Orchard – SCOW Pear Cider
2nd: Sidewood Estate – Sidewood Pear Cider
3rd: Uncle John’s – Perry

Traditional Perry – 6 Entries
1st: Once Upon A Tree – Once Upon A Tree Perry
2nd: Clear Fork Cider – Feral Pear
3rd: Colorado Cider Company – Pagetree Perry

Fruit Cider – 232 Entries
1st: Northville Winery and Brewing Company – Crimson Dew
2nd: Scenic Road Cider Co. – Razz
3rd: Thornbury Village – Cranberry Apple Cider

Hopped Cider – 49 Entries
1st: Bee Well Mead & Cider – Spy vs Citra
2nd: Valley Cider Company – Humulus Lupulus
3rd: Michigan Wine Company – Grant Twp Hop Cider

Botanical Cider – 85 Entries
1st: Threadbare Cider – Bouquet de Rosé
2nd: Seattle Cider Company – Basil Mint
3rd: Stem Ciders – Hibiscus

Wood Aged Cider – 57 Entries
1st: Alma Cider – Alma Wood Aged
2nd: Stoic Cider – Meditations
3rd: Two Broads Ciderworks – Frost

Wood Aged Specialty Cider – 61 Entries
1st: Gowan’s Heirloom Cider – Pinot Rosé Cider
2nd: Bauman’s Cider – Bourbon Vanilla
3rd: The BX Press Cidery – The Barber Sleuth

Specialty Cider and Perry – 151 Entries
1st: Bauman’s Cider – Strawberry Mojito
2nd: Blake’s Hard Cider – Imperial Gold
3rd: Snow Capped Cider – Rockies Rosé

Unlimited Cider and Perry – 12 Entries
1st: Starcut Ciders – Pulsar
2nd: Vermont Cider Company – Magners Original Irish Cider
3rd: Crispin Cider – Pacific Pear

Ice Cider – 25 Entries
1st: Ragged Hill Cider Company – Ice Cider
2nd: Eden Specialty Ciders – Northern Spy Ice Cider
3rd: Sidra El Gaitero – 1898 Ice Cider

Fortified Cider – 19 Entries
1st: Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau – Fascination
2nd: Loch Mór Cider Co. – Barrel Aged Pommeau
3rd: Rootstock Cider and Spirits – Pommeau

Spirits – 10 Entries
1st: Winery at Black Star Farms – Spirit of Pear
2nd: Uncle John’s – Apple Brandy
3rd: Winery at Black Star Farms – Spirit of Apple

Small Cidermaker of the Year
Bauman’s Cider – Oregon

Midsize Cidermaker of the Year
Uncle John’s – Michigan

Large Cidermaker of the Year
Angry Orchard – New York

International Cidermaker of the Year
Blue Moon Winery & Cider Works – British Columbia

2019

Modern Cider – Dry — 142 Entries
1st: Gowan’s Heirloom Cider – Macintosh
2nd: Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery – Forbidden Dry Cider
3rd: Haykin Family Cider – Akane

Modern Cider – Sweet — 84 Entries
1st: Gowan’s Heirloom Cider – Gravenstein
2nd: Cidrerie du Minot – Crémant de pomme
3rd: Haykin Family Cider – Karmijn de Sonnaville

Heritage Cider – Dry — 136 Entries
1st: Black Diamond Farm – Somerset Jersey
2nd: Bauman’s Cider Co – Clyde’s Dry
3rd: Salt Spring Wild Cider – Semi-Dry

Heritage Cider – Sweet — 26 Entries
1st: Sierra Cider – Early Harvest
2nd: Tieton Cider Works – Blossom Nectar Cider
3rd: Black Diamond Farm – Hickster

Traditional Cider – Dry — 52 Entries
1st: Nashi Orchards – Idyll Acres Cider
2nd: Dunkertons Cider – Black Fox
3rd: Spoke + Spy Ciderworks – Kingston Black

Traditional Cider – Sweet — 15 Entries
1st: Hogan’s Cider – Libertine
2nd: Renaissance Orchards – Keeved Cider 2018 (Cidre Bouché)
3rd: Renaissance Orchards – Keeved Cider 2017 (Cidre Bouché)

Natural Cider — 16 Entries
1st: Barrika – Barrika Basque Country Cider
2nd: Sidra Trabanco – DOP Seleccionada
3rd: Bee Well Mead & Cider – Over The Hill

Rosé Cider — 18 Entries
1st: Cidrerie Milton – Cid Rosé
2nd: Champlain Orchards Cidery – Redfield
3rd: Lost Giants Cider Company – Rose

Modern Perry — 23 Entries
1st: EdenVale Winery – Eden Valley Orchards Pear House Cider
2nd: Sidewood Estate – Sidewood Pear Cider
3rd: Scenic Road Cider Co. – Peary

Traditional Perry — 17 Entries
1st: Oliver’s Cider and Perry – Classic Perry
2nd: Dragon’s Head Cider – Sparkling Perry
3rd: Finnriver Farm and Cidery – Perry

Fruit Cider — 173 Entries
1st: Apple Valley Cider Company – Black Currant
2nd: Thor’s Hard Cider – Dry Cranberry
3rd: Meriwether Cider Co. – Blackberry Boom

Hopped Cider — 53 Entries
1st: Meriwether Cider Co. – Hopshot
2nd: Bee Well Mead & Cider – Spy vs. Citra
3rd: Twisted Hills Craft Cider – Pacific Gem

Spiced Cider — 100 Entries
1st: Urban Tree Hard Cider – Habanero Haze
2nd: Pux Cider – Whippersnapper
3rd: Threadbare Cider – Bouquet de Rosé

Wood Aged Cider — 69 Entries
1st: Seattle Cider Company – Gravenstein Rosé
2nd: Seattle Cider Company – Winesap Rosé
3rd: Upper Left Apples – Oaked Apple

Wood Aged Specialty Cider — 66 Entries
1st: Vander Mill – Badass Perry
2nd: Elk Horn Brewery – Pinot Perry
3rd: Northville Winery and Brewing Company – El Cadejo

Specialty Cider and Perry — 157 Entries
1st: Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery – Maple Rosemary
2nd: Tieton Cider Works – Lavender Honey Cider
3rd: Salt Spring Wild Cider – Bitter Orange Rosemary

Unlimited Cider and Perry — 18 Entries
1st: Crispin Cider Co. – Pacific Pear
2nd: Bold Rock Hard Cider – Carolina Apple
3rd: Vermont Cider Company – Wyder’s Pear

Ice Cider — 23 Entries
1st: Cidrerie Milton – Le Glacé
2nd: Cidrerie du Minot – Crémant de Glace
3rd: Eden Specialty Ciders – Heirloom Blend 2015

Fortified Cider — 21 Entries
1st: Cidrerie du Minot – Du Minot Doré
2nd: Urban Tree Hard Cider – Pommeau
3rd: Castle Hill Cider – Sunday Muse Port

Spirits — 8 Entries
1st: Uncle John’s – Apple Brandy
2nd: Winery at Black Star Farms – Spirit of Pear
3rd: Winery at Black Star Farms – Spirit of Apple

2018

Modern Cider – Dry — 117 Entries
1st: Arsenal Cider House — Gold Rush
2nd: Bulwark Cider — Bulwark Original
3rd: Gowan’s Heirloom Cider — Gowan’s Macintosh

Modern Cider – Sweet — 100 Entries
1st: Cider Hill Cellars — Summer
2nd: Northville Winery — Rockin’ Cock
3rd: Haykin Family Cider — Sansa

Heritage Cider – Dry — 134 Entries
1st: Big Fish Cider Co. — Wild Meadow
2nd: Twisted Hills Craft Cider — Pippin’s Fate
3rd: Black Diamond Cider — SlateStone

Heritage Cider – Sweet — 25 Entries
1st: Black Diamond Cider — Hickster
2nd: Haykin Family Cider — Scarlet Surprise
3rd: Sierra Cider — Early Harvest

Traditional Cider – Dry — 48 Entries
1st: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse — Wild English
2nd: Methow Valley Ciderhouse — Fox
3rd: Dunkertons Cider — Breakwells Seedling Cider

Traditional Cider – Sweet — 27 Entries
1st: Ferme de Romilly — Cidre de Normandie Demi-sec
2nd: Ferme de Romilly — Cidre de Normandie Brut
3rd: Ferme de Romilly — Cidre de Normandie Doux

Natural Cider — 18 Entries
1st: Sidra Fanjul — Fanjul Sidra Natural
2nd: Barrika — Barrika Basque Country Cider 2017
3rd: Sidra Mayador — M. Busto Sidra Natural

Modern Perry — 17 Entries
1st: Gowan’s Heirloom Cider — Perry
2nd: Sidewood Estate — Sidewood Pear Cider
3rd: Uncle John’s — Perry

Traditional Perry — 13 Entries
1st: Hogan’s Cider — Vintage Perry
2nd: Oliver’s Cider & Perry — Bottle Conditioned Perry
3rd: AeppelTreow Winery — Orchard Oriole Perry

Fruit Cider — 154 Entries
1st: Bull City Ciderworks — Cherry Tart
2nd: Twisted Hills Craft Cider — Tangled Rose
3rd: Bauman’s Cider Co. — Loganberry Cider

Hopped Cider — 54 Entries
1st: C Squared Ciders — Ella
2nd: Citizen Cider — The Full Nelson
3rd: Meriwether Cider Co. — Hopshot

Spiced Cider — 72 Entries
1st: Grey & Gold Cider — Spruce of the Bruce
2nd: C Squared Ciders — Cuhl
3rd: Suttons Bay Ciders — I Spy Ginger

Wood Aged Cider — 59 Entries
1st: Bull City Ciderworks — Slow Ryed
2nd: BlackBird Cider Works — Buffalo Bluegrass
3rd: Cidrerie Milton — Cuivré Fût de chêne

Wood Aged Specialty Cider — 46 Entries
1st: Eden Specialty Ciders — The Falstaff
2nd: Seattle Cider Co. — Red Wine Barrel Aged Berry
3rd: Big Fish Cider Co. — Monterey Maple

Specialty Cider and Perry — 115 Entries
1st: Chateau Morrisette — Cherry Ginger
2nd: Uncle John’s — The Blossom Blend
3rd: Meriwether Cider Co. — Apricot Sage

Unlimited Cider and Perry — 24 Entries
1st: Vermont Cider Company — Wyder’s Pear
2nd: Vermont Cider Company — Woodchuck Semi-Dry
3rd: Vermont Cider Company — Magners Original

Ice Cider — 21 Entries
1st: Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House — Ice Cider
2nd: Cidrerie Milton — Le Glacé
3rd: Cidrerie du Minot — Des Glaces Récolte Hivernale IGP 2014

Fortified Cider — 15 Entries
1st: Vergers de Velours — Les belles du Lac
2nd: Stem Ciders — Pommeau
3rd: Cold Hand Winery — Malus X – Feminam 2015

Spirits — 5 Entries
1st: Uncle John’s — Apple Brandy
2nd: Ferme de Romilly — Vergers de Romilly Calvados
3rd: AeppelTreow Winery — Apple Brandy – Cask

2017

Modern Cider – Dry — 77 Entries
1st: Red Rover Craft Cider – Summer Cider
2nd: Starcut Ciders – Pulsar
3rd: Jaanihanso Cider – SEC 2015 Methode Traditionnelle

Modern Cider – Sweet — 102 Entries
1st: Haykin Family Cider – Esopus Spitzenburg
2nd: Blue Toad Hard Cider – ROC Hard Amber
3rd: Muwin Estate Wines – Bulwark Original Cider

Heritage Cider – Dry — 100 Entries
1st: Carlton Cyderworks – Summer Set
2nd: Snow Capped Cider – Cider Makers Reserve
3rd: Snow Capped Cider – 6130′ Dry

Heritage Cider – Sweet — 31 Entries
1st: Grey & Gold Cider – Northern Gold
2nd: Sierra Cider – Dry Summer Blend
3rd: Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery – Crabby

Traditional Cider – Dry — 33 Entries
1st: Dunkertons Cider – Dunkertons Dry Organic Cider
2nd: Angry Orchard – Oval Nouveau
3rd: Angry Orchard – First Flora

Traditional Cider – Sweet — 20 Entries
1st: Les Vergers de Kermao – Cidre AOP Cornouaille Kermao
2nd: Dragon’s Head Cider – Traditional Cider
3rd: BlackBird Cider Works – Black Rock Kingston Black

Sour Cider — 22 Entries
1st: Sidra Fanjul – Fanjul Sidra Natural
2nd: Sidra Trabanco – Cosecha Propia
3rd: Sidra Riestra – Sidra Natural Riestra

Modern Perry — 20 Entries
1st: Elkhorn Brewery and Ciderhouse – Perry
2nd: Uncle John’s – Perry
3rd: Snowdrift Cider Co. – Seckel Perry

Traditional Perry — 13 Entries
1st: Le Père Jules – Poiré de Normandie
2nd: Dragon’s Head Cider – Perry
3rd: Dunkertons Cider – Dunkertons Organic Perry

Fruit Cider — 140 Entries
1st: Toboggan Brewing Co. – Rhubarb Cider
2nd: Annapolis Cider Company – Muscat Infusion
3rd: Atlas Cider Co. – Dragonfruit

Hopped Cider — 64 Entries
1st: Jaanihanso Cider – Hopped Dry Cider
2nd: Citizen Cider – Citra Star
3rd: Stem Ciders – Hopped Apple Cider

Spiced Cider — 44 Entries
1st: Finnriver Farm and Cidery – Solstice Saffron
2nd: C Squared Ciders – Ginger
3rd: Seattle Cider Company – Gin Botanical

Wood Aged Cider — 72 Entries
1st: Les Vergers de la Colline – Cuivré fût de chêne
2nd: Angry Orchard – Wooden Sleeper
3rd: Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery – Golden Russet

Specialty Cider and Perry — 167 Entries
1st: Eden Specialty Ciders – Orleans Herbal
2nd: Red Rover Craft Cider – Barrel Reserve #2
3rd: Annapolis Cider Company – Hopped Pear

Unlimited Cider and Perry — 21 Entries
1st: Vermont Cider Company – Woodchuck Amber
2nd: Vermont Cider Company – Gumption Original
3rd: Adams Cider Company – Devils Bit Mountain Cider

Ice Cider — 21 Entries
1st: Cidrerie du Minot – Des Glaces IGP 2014
2nd: Cidrerie du Minot – Crémant de Glace
3rd: Les Vergers de la Colline – Le Glacé

Fortified Cider — 8 Entries
1st: Black Diamond Cider – Porter’s Pommeau
2nd: 2 Towns Ciderhouse – 2014 Pommeau
3rd: Cidrerie du Minot – Du Minot Doré

Spirits — 8 Entries
1st: Uncle John’s – Apple Brandy
2nd: Le Père Jules – Calvados Pays d’Auge 3 ans d’âge
3rd: Corey Lake Orchards – Pear Brandy

2016

New World Modern Cider
Les Vergers de la Colline – CID Rosé

New World Heritage Cider
Eden Specialty Ciders – 2015 Sparkling Dry Cider
Big Fish Cider Co. – Allegheny Gold (Highly Commended)

Old World Cider
Snowdrift Cider Co. – Cornice
Sidra Mayador – Mayador Sidra Natural (Highly Commended)

Perry
Cidrerie Daufresne – Poiré

Fruit Cider
Uncle John’s – Apple Apricot

Hopped/Herbal Cider
Square Mile Cider Company – Spur & Vine

Wood-Aged Cider
West Avenue Cider – Wild Oak

Specialty
West Avenue Cider – Bleuet Sauvage

Intensified and Distilled
Talisman Farm Cidery – iCider
Le Père Jules – Pommeau de Normandie (Highly Commended)

2015

Standard Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Eden Ice Cider Company — Eden Sparkling Semi-Dry Cider

Specialty Cider & Perry
Best in Class

Liberty Ciderworks — Stonewall

Highly Commended
Snowdrift Cider Co. — Semi-Dry

Intensified/Distilled Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Westcott Bay Cider — Westcott Bay Pommeau

Highly Commended
Cidrerie Entre Pierre & Terre — Poiré de Glace

2014

Standard, Specialty, and Unlimited Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House — Hammer Bent Red

Highly Commended
Hogan’s Cider — Hogan’s Vintage Perry 2010

Intensified and Distilled Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Eden Ice Cider Company — Eden Heirloom Blend 2012

Highly Commended
Colorado Cider Company — Distraction

2013

Standard, Specialty, and Unlimited Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks — Bloom Cider

Highly Commended
Finnriver Farm & Cidery — Fire Barrel

Intensified and Distilled Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Eden Ice Cider Company — Windfall Orchard 2011

2012

Standard, Specialty, and Unlimited Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Hogan’s Cider — Hogan’s Medium Cider

Highly Commended
Left Foot Charley — Relic Hard Cider

Intensified and Distilled Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Eden Ice Cider Company — Eden Barrel Aged Northern Spy

Highly Commended
Uncle John’s — Apple Brandy

2011

Standard, Specialty, and Unlimited Cider & Perry
Best in Class
Hogan’s Cider — Hogan’s Dry Cider

Highly Commended
Tideview Cider — Heritage Dry Cider 2007

Intensified and Distilled Cider & Perry
Best in Class
County Cider Company — CHOA Ice Cider

Highly Commended
Black Star Farms — Spirit of Pear

2009

Best in Class
Uncle John’s — Uncle John’s Hard Cider

Highly Commended
Warwick Valley Winery — American Fruits Apple Liqueur

2008

Best in Class
Westcott Bay Cider — Traditional Semi-Sweet

Highly Commended
Slyboro Ciderhouse — Old Sin Original Cider

2007

Best in Class
Tulip Valley Winery — Burro Loco Cider

2006

Best in Class
Uncle John’s — Apple Dessert Wine

Highly Commended
McIntosh Cellars — Golden Harvest
Black Star Farms — Spirit of Pear

2005

Best in Class
Uncle John’s — Farm House Perry