Albemarle CiderWorks Brings Home Coveted GLINTCAP Trophy

The 2021 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) awarded Albemarle CiderWorks three gold, five silver, and one bronze medal. Out of 1,231 entrants, Albemarle CiderWorks also took home a 1st Place, Best in Class Gold for its Heritage cider, “1817.” The winning cider, a dry blend of Hewes Crab, Harrison, and Winesap apples, was inspired by a recipe Cidermaker Chuck Shelton discovered in a book dating back to 1817. The CiderWorks was recognized with a trophy that can be viewed in the North Garden tasting room and online.

“We are honored and delighted with this recognition,” says Charlotte Shelton, Owner at Albemarle CiderWorks. “Our interest and dedication to producing fine ciders that draw on rare apple cultivars are notably represented in this 1817 blend.”

Heritage Ciders are defined by GLINTCAP as made primarily from multi-use or cider-specific apples with the addition of wild or crab apples to achieve the desired balance of acidity and tannin. These ciders are judged based upon aroma, flavor, appearance, mouthfeel, and overall appeal.

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