We’ve always had a small batch of hard cider from each year’s harvest that we pour for friends and family around the kitchen table. Growing from this raw, pure style we’re very excited to introduce our latest line of hand-crafted, quality products.
Made from the finest fruit grown on our farm and local family orchards, we use heirloom and rare apples hand selected to ensure the perfect balance to make a premium craft cider. Our styles are mostly sparkling and range from dry to semi-sweet using both traditional and innovative fermentation methods.
In using a classic approach we strive to introduce new cider drinkers to a more dry, smooth, and sharp taste than mainstream cider brands. Our creative styles are fun for the cider expert that seeks variety and interesting flavors like hops, ginger, and sparkling cider rosé.
We believe in strong partnerships with regional cideries, breweries, and wineries to help sustain the local craft movement. We’re proud of our collaborations with Chateau Niagara Winery and Chateau Buffalo that have led to unique styles that further differentiate Blackman Cider.
We have distribution in the Western New York and New York City areas. You can also purchase our product on the farm during the apple picking season.
Thank you for drinking local!
Our Farm Story
In 1852, George Blackman and his family traveled from Connecticut via the Erie Barge Canal and settled in Western New York. The 160-acre homestead, located on the Niagara Escarpment in the Town of Cambria, was originally purchased from the Holland Land Company. The land was insightfully chosen for its continuously running spring fed stream, natural hillside drainage, and weather protection from the escarpment. This proved to be an excellent location to grow the original Baldwin and Greening apple orchards, as well as raise cattle. With four sons, the farm continued to prosper until the Civil War when all of George's sons left to serve. Son Isaac returned and took over the farm in 1866...read more