Our tasting room and retail store will be hosting the first annual Ground Hog Day party, Friday February 2, 2018 - 5pm - 8pm. Music from Brad Myrick and Joey Pierog, food from Everyday Cafe, great gifts from Indigo Blues (valentines day is around the corner), sampling from Blackwater Mustard, and great hard cider available in 7 varieties! Shake the winter cabin fever and stop by for some music, food, cider and catch up with friends.
About Contoocook Cider
We teamed up with Dale and Betsy Jancic to create Contoocook Cider Company. Dale, the cider maker, attended Cornell University’s Cider & Perry Production course to lean more of the science of cider making and tasting. Dale and Betsy have met with cider makers from England, France, Spain and the United States to expand our knowledge and palate of their knowledge of hard ciders.
Ours ciders are minimally processed and bring balance to the acids, sugars and tannins to express the true character of the apples and fruits we use. Enjoy!
Current Cider Varieties
Contoocook Blend Cider is made from our late season harvest including many heirloom varieties such as Golden Russet, Yellow Newtown Pippins, and Chestnut Crabs. Its name, Contoocook is in honor of the Native American Pennacook Tribe who lived in the Merrimack River Valley and it means “place of the river near pines”. This sparkling hard cider has a rich caramel sweetness and golden color. 6.9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $10.99
Roxbury Russet - Currently out of stock
This single varietal cider is made from the Roxbury Russet, the oldest American apple. It is a bottle conditioned sparkling cider. It’s spicy-tart dryness allow you to experience this old apple’s character. 9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $14.99
Apple and Cranberry cider is made from a our late season harvest and fermented with fresh New England cranberries which brings together the best of both for a unique New England experience. 6.9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $13.99
Wild Maine Blueberries and McIntosh apples are fermented together to create this cider with a deep rose color and berry flavors. Semi dry, slightly sparkling with a refreshing tannic finish. 6.9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $13.99
Heritage Mac & Honey
Apples from some of the oldest apple trees at Gould Hill Farm and fall wildflower honey from NH, gives this cider a bright golden color with light fruity honey flavor and dry finish. 9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $13.99
Kearsarge - Currently out of stock
This single varietal cider is made from the Kearsarge apple, which is only grown at Gould Hill Farm. It is a semi sweet light bodied cider with hints of tropical fruits . 6.9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $14.99
This single varietal cider made from Northern Spy apples is our only still cider offering. Sweeter, medium body with an apple nose and golden color. 9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $14.99
This single varietal cider is made from the most popular hard cider apple the Baldwin. Semi sweet, medium body with hints of tropical fruits on the nose and dry finish . 9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $14.99
The Farmhouse cider is our only unfiltered offering. It has a cloudy, golden color, a cidery nose, dry taste,
and a tangy finish. 7. 9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F $10.99
Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, NH 03229