Farm-Crafted Hard Ciders
Wyndridge Cider Co. has become a staple hard cider brand constantly pushing the envelope to deliver quality and consistency through our portfolio of ciders. Pennsylvania apples are the main ingredient in our ciders as we partner with local farms to get only the best apples. Fermented cold and blended in small batches, our hard ciders are gluten free, made with real fruit and have no flavorings or additives. They are made on-site in the cidery at Wyndridge Farm, and have simple ingredients for a bright, crisp flavor.
- Crooked Woods Fruit Farm
- Rex Farms Orchard
- Sunny Hill Orchards
Scott has been making hard cider for over 20 years. Starting in upstate NY using all apples from local farms, he honed the craft on a small scale. While attending UC Santa Cruz where he completed a degree in Music with high honors, Scott founded and ran a craft cidery in Felton, CA, which is still in operation today.
After college, Scott studied commercial hard cider production amidst hundreds of miles of orchards in Northwest Washington at the University of Washington’s agricultural extension center. Later while attending graduate school in Milwaukee at UWM, Scott further explored cider making with Aeppeltreow Winery in Burlington, WI.
After moving back east in 2012, Scott began working as a hard cider consultant for various breweries and wineries helping to launch several very successful ventures. With Wyndridge from the beginning, Scott is Head Cider Maker at Wyndridge Farm and manages all cider production from pressing to packaging.
With a focus on obtaining the best possible fruit from 100% PA farms, he’s looking to express the character of our local orchards with his hard cider while trying unconventional yeasts and fruit blends to create new flavor experiences. Onsite at the farm Scott usually has around 10 cider side projects including things like honey ciders, mojito ciders, fruit ciders and various barrel aged ciders from wine, brandy, tequila, whiskey and bourbon barrels. He’s looking forward to exploring new markets with Wyndridge and continuing to grow while staying true to a full juice cider, never fermented with concentrate.