Contoocook Cider Company tasting room is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11am - 5pm. This fall we will have our patio open for tasting and enjoying the views. New varieties are now available at the tasting room only.  Many are limited in supply, so if you like them, now is the time to stock up!

 

Cider is also being sold in cans at Whole Foods in Bedford and Nashua as well as in bottles at Colonial Village, River Hill Market, 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

 

Dry varieties

Russet Gem - limited
This bottle conditioned cider is made from a blend of heirlooms including Ashmead Kernel, Golden Russet, & Hudson Golden Gem.  It’s dryness allow  you to experience the character of these apples.  9% alc/vol  Served Chilled, 46-50º F  $14.99

 

Late Harvest Honey - limited

This blend of late season apples combined with NH fall honey gives this cider a golden color and light honey flavor. It has a natural carbonation giving it a dry finish .  6.9% alc/vol    Served Chilled, 46-50º F      $14.99

 

Contoocook Sparkling

Similar to Contoocook Blend, this cider is made with heirloom apples and has rich golden color but with natural carbonation giving it the qualities of a Champagne.  6.9% alc/vol  Served Chilled, 46-50F $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

 

Blueberry

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 or available in Growlers & Growers

 

Semi - Sweet varieties

Chestnust Crabapple - limited

This single varietal from the nutty Chestnut Crabapple has earthy, woody tannic flavors with aromatic hints of leather and straw very similar to traditional English ciders.  9.5% alc/vol    Served Chilled, 46-50º F      $14.99

 

Cranberry

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 750ml bottle $13.99, 4pack of cans $12.99 or available in Growlers & Growers

 

Jonny Be Good - limited

This single varietal cider is made from the American classic Jonathan apple which is widely regarded for its flavor and balance of sweet and sharp. It has golden color with hints of bitter pear and pineapple with a short finish. 10.5% alc/vol Served Chilled, 46-50F $14.99 or available in Growlers & Growers

 

Sweet varieties

Contoocook Blend

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 750ml bottle $10.99, 4pack of cans $12.99 or available in Growlers & Growers

 

Wicked Winesap- limited
This single varietal cider is made from the American heirloom Winesap apple.  The distinctive spicy flavor gives this cider a fruity nose and spicy sweet flavor.  9% alc/vol    Served Chilled, 46-50º F      $14.99

Available in Growlers & Growers

 

First Press - limited

Made with a blend of Lodi and Vista Bella apples, which ripen early in the orchard.  It is a medium body cider with a fresh apple nose, semi-sweet taste and medium finish. 6.9% alc/vol Served Chilled 46-50F $14.99 or available in Growlers & Growers

 

Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, NH   03229

603-746-3811 Info@gouldhillfarm.com