Kaneb Orchards Wins Gold in World Cider Championships
By: Kaneb Orchards
Over 50 years ago, the elder Edward Kaneb started planting apples trees as a hobby. The trees produced high quality apples and were plentiful, the family sold to local cider mills for pressing. Years of trucking the apples to other parts of NY got expensive with fuel costs, so in 2009 they made the decision to start pressing their own cider. Edward Kaneb Jr and his sister Elizabeth Kaneb invested in equipment took classes and got their feet wet in cider pressing and bottling fresh cider. With over 35 varieties of apples the cidery began making delicious and popular fresh cider.
With the popularity and resurgence of hard cider, the next step was to learn the craft of making hard cider. After classes for hard cider making at Cornell University, under the direction of Peter Mitchell, they fermented their first batches of hard cider. Experimenting with different apples, yeast and blending, the company began bottling. The first of two ciders released were St. Lawrence Cider, a medium sweet apple cider with 5% ABV that is a clear, crisp elegant cider. The second cider released was the Cranberry Crisp Cider with 5% ABV. The proximity to a large local cranberry bog helped make this cider possible. Kaneb Orchards presses the fresh cranberries into juice and then blends with the fermented cider. This ever popular medium sweet, refreshing and mouthwatering cranberry flavor cider has excellent balance.
In 2016 Kaneb Orchards Hard Cider has won Gold at competitions around the country including the NY Food & Wine Classic, NY State Fair, Drink Outside the Grape, The Big E Northeast, Great Lakes Cider & Perry Competition, Indy International Wine Competition. Their cider is available to purchase in New York at Liquor & Wine stores and restaurants. Availability is listed on the company's website at www.kaneborchards.com. For more information on their products, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.