Albemarle CiderWorks

4.8
38 reviews
$30 and under
Winery
Albemarle CiderWorks is a family owned and operated craft cidery located in Southern Albemarle County. We craft fine ciders inspired by our orchard of 200 varieties of apples. Our cider style is dry, lightly carbonated and varies mainly on the variety of apple used to produce the cider.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.8
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CraigD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ciders that Albemarle Ciderworks are outstanding!! The Sheltons who own and operate the cidery and orchard have made significant and outstanding contributions to the revival of heirloom apples and the resurgence of interest in hard cider.

TP
TomP
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cider was very good, the service was excellent, and the music was outstanding! I hope they will bring the band, The Wavelength, back again soon! They are fine musicians!

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Belmont
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon listening to music. The cider flights were tasty, affordable, and accessible, and the staff were friendly and very helpful. We will be back.

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GeorgeA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Relaxed while listening to some live folk music, sipping on cider while on a mountain side. Perfect spot for a Saturday afternoon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Love the laid back atmosphere and friendly staff. It’s nice to bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of cider with friends!

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KevinT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess there was the most helpful person! After a short conversation we went with what she was recommending based on our likes and she was spot on with both of the ones she said we should try. Delicious Cider.

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DrMreviews
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was a very disappointing visit.

AP
AustinP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet environment that was ideal for enjoying flights of cider.

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SusanW
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Great cider, great snacks, great people! They had the tables really well spaced outdoors, it was not too crowded, and you could order outside so it felt like a really safe place to be during COVID.

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CHARLENEW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on Saturday celebrating my Dad's birthday. Thank you for accommodating us and making us feel safe. You all do a wonderful job. Look forward to coming back again soon!

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vipAdam
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Stopped to try the cider, their tasting room is beautiful and there were only a few people there the day we went. Cider is fantastic, certainly not what you would expect vs more popular brands you can get at larger liquor stores etc. would certainly recommend stopping here for a change up when hitting wineries in the area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The staff was amazing and the view was better than I expected! I fell in love with their ciders and will definitely be back!

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KariL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful property, and great for small groups. Brought family from out of state who were new to hard cider, and really enjoyed the entire experience.

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SamO
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The ambience was peaceful and cozy. Great drinks for a great value.

TP
TomP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Albemarle CiderWorks is always a wonderful place to visit. They have a great selection of excellent cider, a knowledgeable and courteous staff, and it all adds up to a beautiful experience. I look forward to returning soon.

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Marsh
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place to have safe socially distanced visit outside. Outdoor tables are spaciously separated, all employees wear masks as do all customers, everything is exceptionally clean and "no touch." Atmosphere couldn't be better, and of course the cider is exceptional. Food is bare bones (chevre, antipasta, crackers) but delicious and pairs well with the cider.

TP
TomP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Albemarle CiderWorks is a wonder place to visit. The atmosphere is lovely and the cider is delicious. The staff is very helpful and responsive. They often have talented local musicians performing as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were accommodating and pleasant. Cider is a bit expensive for how it tastes imo when compared to other local cideries, but that’s of course a subjective opinion. Overall a very nice experience.

TP
TomP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful atmosphere! Great cider and excellent service! I highly recommend it!

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DougS
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ciders and setting to enjoy them. Food is simple cheese and meats to accompany the cider.

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PM18
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neat place, quaint and off the beaten path. Very chill, live 2 man acoustic band playing and a good crowd but not "crowded". Dog friendly as well. Service was great, snacks offered were delicious, ciders were "OK". I'd stay away from the flights, they we warm, flat and no more than 2 ounces. The 12 ounce glass of the same cider had a much better taste and average between 7.0% and 9.4% alcohol content. I had a good time and would definitely go back again!

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KentS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great “early” Fall day at a great venue for sitting on the lawn, listening to some excellent live music, and enjoying their excellent cider!!!
Big thanks to all the folks that make it such a special place.

MH
vipMHonz
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Albemarle CiderWorks is just west of Charlottesville and nestled among several wineries. It is a must stop if you are heading deeper into Nelson County perhaps venturing towards the Nelson 151. The staff was very friendly and honored our reserved table even though we were the only ones visiting at the time. The cider was very good and my wife and I enjoyed slow sipping on the stone patio. We will definitely be buying Albemarle Cider wherever we find it.

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LaurenT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Albemarle Ciderworks! The cider is delicious, the setting is beautiful, and we couldn’t ask for me!

TP
TomP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent cider, outstanding service. Highly recommended!

TP
TomP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Great atmosphere, a variety of excellent cider, great service! I highly recommend it!

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vipCampbellma08
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Loved this place. The staff were so friendly and warm! It felt as if they were welcoming us into their home. The cider was phenomenal and the scenery was gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this place to friends to check out!

CD
vipCarolineD
Greensboro
30 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We brought in take-out food, which they encourage, so that question wasn't applicable, but I couldn't progress in the survey without rating the food. Service was superior in these pandemic times. Cider also tastes really great. I particularly love the Arkansas Black. Jupiter's Legacy is a must have. Don't overlook Harrison, 1817 and Virginia Hewes Crab. I took home a mixed case and then some. Cheers!

GE
Good2Eat
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A really nice selection of ciders. View is amazing. Service was very good.

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Stau12
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cider and views were incredible. Staff was super accommodating and friendly.

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Carla
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The cider is delicious, the setting is beautiful, the folks are helpful and friendly.
What’s not to like?
Thanks for a fun afternoon!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very peaceful and scenic location, yet easy to navigate to. Employees were extremely kind and welcoming. The ciders were delicious! I hope to come back again!

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SamL
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good place for ciders. Almost all of the ciders qre very dry.

TP
TomP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cider, wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and fantastic music! We'll be back!

TP
TomP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Albemarle Cider Works has excellent cider available. The atmosphere is great and the service is outstanding.

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HonestAbe
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

No food available, so bring with if you're hungry. Cider was great, didn't dislike any! The brut is best. Live music made the experience extra pleasant- the musician kept her volume low and made sure she wasn't blasting us by asking. Staff was super nice & accommodating.

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vipmjmdc
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

They don’t really have food, just chips, etc. My review is for the cider and the ambiance, both of which are very good and well worth the visit. We’ve been members for years, for a reason. Highly recommend.

LF
vipLindaF
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with music and great cider. Very friendly staff.

FAQs

Albemarle CiderWorks is rated 4.8 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.