Albemarle CiderWorks - Apple Family Tree 3-Pack of Cider

Three 750 mL bottles of Albemarle Ciderworks cider - Black Twig, Old Virginia Winesap, and Arkansas Black

Albemarle CiderWorks - Apple Family Tree 3-Pack of Cider

Take a fun trip through the family tree of some of the most revered cider apple varieties of earlier eras of American cider - still beloved to this day. Albemarle Ciderworks from Virginia makes some of our favorite ciders, and their focus is often on American cider apple varieties that they are passionate about preserving and promoting. This fun trio of ciders includes a bottle each of the Virginia Winesap originally from their region, and two seedling apple varieties that are descendants of the Virginia Winesap and that were later discovered in other parts of the country. All of them make for fantastic cider. 

Did you know? Apples don't grow true to seed, meaning if you grow an apple tree from seed, the fruit grown on your tree is very unlikely to be the same variety of apple as the one you pulled the seed from. Cultivating and growing specific apple varieties requires grafting young scion wood from an existing tree onto the rootstock of another tree. Thus the appreciation we have for the work of orchardists and cidermakers who are intentional in their efforts to showcase beloved cider apple varieties that were nearly lost forever. 

The Virginia Winesap apple is a classic cider variety from the mid-Atlantic region where Albemarle makes it's home. Winesap apples survived the decline of American cider because of its great culinary and dessert characteristics.

The Black Twig apple is a seedling of Winesap that originated in northeast Tennessee in the early 1800s. The has a nutty texture and the resultant cider has spicy notes that make it unique. In recent studies at Virginia Tech, the Black Twig apple has shown to have relatively high tannin levels when compared to other American cider varieties.

The Arkansas Black apple is a mildly tannic cider apple that is also a seedling descendant from the Virginia Winesap. Originally discovered in Benton County, Arkansas in the late 1800s, and named for it's very dark skin color when fully ripened. 

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Regular price $65.00

If you're looking for a full case of this or any other cider, please e-mail us and we'll setup a special order for you. We can usually get more of any cider we feature in our shop, and offer a discount on full-case special orders. Most bottled ciders come in 12-bottle cases, and canned ciders come in 24-can cases. Some rare or limited ciders may not be eligible for a case order discount, but we can still get you a full case.

We ship cider in boxes that safely hold 4-bottles, 6-bottles, or 12-bottles. Order in one of those quantities (or multiples of those quantities) to maximize your shipping value. For example, if you order 2-3 ciders, there will be room left in the box and it won't meaningfully change the shipping costs to fill the box.

We do have 1-bottle boxes, but in most all instances it will cost the same to ship you a full 4-bottle box.

Shipping to a business address will usually save you a few bucks!

Shipping cost estimates:

  • Pacific Northwest/West Coast: Shipping anywhere in the Pacific Northwest or West Coast is relatively inexpensive. Almost all box sizes cost $16-21 to ship. Same is true for most destinations in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Central Standard Time Zone / Midwest: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $18-24 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $22-30 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.
  • East Coast: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $20-25 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $25-35 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.

Important Shipping Information:

  • We are able to ship cider to most, but not all, states.
  • Legally, someone 21+ must be present at the time of delivery to sign for the cider. We cannot ship to PO Boxes or AFO/FPO addresses.
  • Shipping prices vary by weight and destination. How far you are from Seattle (where we ship from), and remote vs. central your shipping destination is, and how heavy your box is will make shipping vary.
  • The bigger the box, the less you pay in shipping on a per-bottle basis. We ship in 1, 4, 6, and 12 bottle boxes - order in those quantities for the best shipping value. The size of the box matters as much as the weight, so don't leave empty slots in your bottle box! Shipping 1-2 bottles will cost the same as shipping 4-6 bottles in most cases. Shipping a 12-bottle box is usually only $3-5 more than shipping a 4-6 bottle box.
  • Re-delivery and returns are the responsibility of the customer.
  • We don't recommend shipping during periods of extreme weather. If your area has weather of concern, please contact us and we can hold your order. 

We can usually accommodate rush requests for delivery or pickup. Please e-mail us at or call/text us at (206)395-4008.

We offer home delivery of cider orders for customers in the Seattle area, including the east-side. Someone 21+ must be available to accept the delivery. We will be flexible in scheduling a delivery that works for you. Most deliveries are made within a few days of the order being placed.

Orders can be picked up for free at Makeda & Mingus, a coffee shop and community space in the Greenwood neighborhood. They are open everyday from 7AM-5PM. Orders are made available for pickup within 1-3 days.

If you love cider and anticipate ordering 3+ boxes per year, consider joining one of our Cider Clubs. Club members get great benefits including discounts on any orders they make with us, year round.

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