Cider Mill Operation

 In 1978 Lorne Ross and Roger Ross first began Stony Creek Orchards cider mill operation. Our delicious cider is made from a special blend of apple varities that are ground into apple mush. The apple mush is then dispenced into special blankets by a hose, where the mush in the blankets are layered between plastic slats.

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Once the stack is about ten high the stack is hydraulically pressed by two-thousand pounds. The cider drips freely out of the blankets where it is caught and pumped into a special mixing tub. Here filter powder is added and the agitator thoroughly mixes the cider and powder.

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When the cider is ready,  it is sent through a filter, which keep the cider sediment free or known as shake free. From the filter the cider goes into the final step, which is jugging and capping the final product.

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 Our cider can be purchased by the Gallon, Half-gallon, Quart and by the glass. We also offer glasses of hot spiced cider, which is great on a chilly fall day!

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