Nine Pin Cider Works, a New York craft
cider company producing hard cider from
Capital District and Hudson Valley apples,
recently became the first licensed farm cidery
in New York state.
In October 2013, legislation established a
new license for farm cideries to increase opportunities
for this growing agricultural industry.
It went into effect on Jan. 15. Nine Pin Cider
Works applied on January 21, and the license
was approved by the State Liquor Authority
(SLA) 22 days later.
Nine Pin Cider Works is operated by the del
Peral family in Albany. The company’s products
use farm fresh fruit including apples grown
from seed on the del Peral family farm. Under
the new law, cideries like Nine Pin are able to
operate a tasting room where they are able to
sell their product by the pint, enabling them
to more immediately reap financial rewards.