Artisanal, Small-Batch Hard Ciders

The terroir of Westchester and the Hudson Valley offers the ideal combination of climate, soil and sun to produce some of the world’s best apples. We work with more than 30 varieties in crafting our sparkling dry Heirloom Blend and slightly sweeter semi-dry Antique Apple Blend hard ciders.


Thompson’s Hard Cider is currently available on draft and in bottles at the following locations:


Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills
Crabtree’s Kittle House, Chappaqua
Croton Tapsmith, Croton-on-Hudson
Ocean House, Croton
RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, Tarrytown
Soul Brewing, Pleasantville


RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, Tarrytown

Fresh Cider


At Thompson’s Cider Mill we offer fresh pressed apple cider during our fall season. Generally, the sweeter the apples, the sweeter the cider.”

Generally, the sweeter the apples, the sweeter the cider. To keep Thompson’s Cider Mill cider from being too sweet, takes a delicate blend of as many varieties as possible. Those who have tasted it over the years regard it as the best old-fashioned pure cider around.

Thompson’s Cider Mill fresh-presses small batches to produce a unique artisanal cider that is made from a blend of seven to 25 different apple varieties. Many of the blends include heirloom or antique varieties that have become rare. They add immeasurably to the overall flavor, aroma and body of our sweet cider.


Unlike our hard cider, Thompson’s fresh cider is available during the fall season only. During the fall season, fresh pressed cider is available at the mill which is open weekends beginning on the Saturday after Labor Day through Thanksgiving Sunday. Our fresh-pressed cider is available in three sizes: gallon, half gallon and quart.

We have maintained our tradition of being open on Thanksgiving Eve from 10 am to 5:30 pm and on Thanksgiving Day from 9 am to 3 pm. We sometimes make cider for Christmas, if weather permits. If so, we’ll post it on the website.


Our Blossom White Apple Wine makes a great gift for a friend, or for yourself!


Our Apple Wine is only available for purchase at the mill.

Apple Wine

Fresh-Pressed is Best

Hot or cold, nothing beats the delicious sweetness of fresh-pressed apple cider. At Thompson’s Cider Mill, Geoff makes small batches of fresh-pressed cider, 25 to 30 gallons at a time, up to 250 gallons a week, that sell out each weekend.

Want to enjoy that fresh-taste over the winter? Thompson’s Cider Mill cider can be frozen in the jug. Simply pour off a cup to allow for expansion, and freeze. The flavor is perfect when thawed.

To see how Thompson’s Cider Mill cider is fresh-pressed, watch this short video