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Hard cider on Long Island: Where to taste it

Woodside Orchards in Jamesport, Riverhead Ciderhouse in Calverton and more places to try hard cider on Long Island.

Bridge Lane Tasting Room

Bridge Lane's satellite tasting room in Mattituck Photo
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Where: 35 Cox Neck Rd., Mattituck Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Wed.-Mon., closed Tues. through Nov. 1; noon-7 p.m. Fri.-Mon., closed Tues.-Thur. Nov. 1-Memorial Day; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Specialty: Rumor Mill Hard Cider. Tastings: $15-$18. More info: No tours. Picnic area, outside food and leashed pets allowed. Limos, buses and groups of 7 or more only by reservation. Bridge Lane Wine Tasting Room is attached to Premium Wine Group and is the home of the Bridge Lane series of wines. Contact: 631-298-1942, bridgelanewine.com

Woodside Orchards (Aquebogue)

2017 SUMMER FUNBOOK - Patrons try a selection
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Where: 729 Main Rd. (Route 25), Aquebogue Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, closed Wed. (except holidays). Specialty: Flavors include traditional, traditional sweet, raspberry and cinnamon, plus special seasonal varieties. This well-known orchard is family-owned and operated and started producing hard cider in 2013. Tastings: $6 a tasting; $7 pint, $12 for 32-ounce growler, $18 for 64-ounce growler. Contact:  631-722-5770, woodsideorchards.com

Lieb Cellars Tasting Room

Lieb Cellars tasting room and terrace in Cutchogue
Photo Credit: Alessandro Vecchi

Where: 13050 Oregon Rd., Cutchogue Hours: Noon-7 p.m. daily, year-round, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Specialty: Rumor Mill Hard Cider Tastings: $16-$20 More info: Live music select weekends, check website. Rustic feel on one of the North Fork’s most rural roads. Patio seating is available. No limos, buses or outside food. Pets permitted. Contact: 631-734-1100, liebcellars.com

Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Selection of ciders available at Wolffer Vineyards in
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Where: 139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Memorial Day weekend through Oct.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Nov.-May. Specialty: Besides wines, Wölffer Estate Vineyard has been making hard cider since 2012. It makes a white and a rosé (includes a red grape skin extract) hard cider. Tastings: $15-$25 a person. Contact: 631-537-5106, wolffer.com

Riverhead Ciderhouse

Large tables fashioned from old doors offer patrons
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Where: 2711 Sound Ave., Calverton; Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur. and Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Specialty: Benjamin’s Best, Founder’s Reserve and Razz Ma Tazz. Contact: 631-591-0217, riverheadcider.com

Woodside Orchards (Jamesport)

Hard apple cider is produced at the Woodside
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Where: 116 Manor Lane, Jamesport Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and holidays through Oct. More info: 631-722-5770, woodsideorchards.com

 

 

Po’Boy Brewery

Po'Boy Brewery in Port Jefferson, January 2017.
Photo Credit: Po'Boy

Where: 200 Wilson St., Port Jefferson Station Hours: 4-8 p.m. Thur., 4-9 p.m. Fri., noon-7 p.m. Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Specialty: New England Tropic Cider, Sangria Sunset Cider, Shamrock Mojito Mint Cider, Cherry Cider, Cupcake Cider, Key Lime Cider plus other seasonal offerings.Tastings: $6 pints, growlers available. Flights: $8 four 4-ounce tastings, $10 five 4-ounce tastings, $2 each additional. Contact: 631-828-1131, poboybrewery.com

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