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:

Black Rock Kitchen, Croton-on-Hudson
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills
Croton Tapsmith, Croton-on-Hudson
Harvest on Hudson, Hastings
Ocean House, Croton
RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, Tarrytown

Hard Cider
Fresh 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.


Thompson’s Cider Mill cider can only be purchased 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. Visitors are welcome to watch the cider making on Saturdays from 10 am until about 1 pm.


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