Contoocook Cider Company tasting room is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 5pm. This summer we will have our patio open for tasting and enjoying the views. New varieties will be coming out soon. Check out the limited edition Fireside Maple, a single varietal cider is made from the Fireside apple and blended with Gould Hill Farm Maple Syrup and our Cider Syrup to create a smooth, semi-sweet, full-bodied cider with a unique balance of apple and maple flavors.
Cider is also being sold in bottles at Colonial Village, River Hill Market, The Cracker Barrel store and on draft at The Everyday Cafe and Lakehouse Tavern. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date information,
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. Enjoy!
Current Cider Varieties
New! Fireside Maple
Fireside Maple is a single varietal cider is made from the Fireside apple and blended with Gould Hill Farm Maple Syrup and our Cider Syrup to create a smooth, semi-sweet, full-bodied cider with a unique balance of apple and maple flavors. 6.9% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50º F Sold in Growlers and Growers only.
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
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
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, 46-5
Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, NH 03229