South Hill Cider ferments traditional heirloom cider apples as well as wild apples collected in our neighborhood to produce fine orchard-based ciders which showcase the terroir of the Finger Lakes region .
We bottle Estate cider from our home orchard, as well as from other interesting orchards that we tend and work with nearby. Our ciders exhibit character and nuance that show terroir - you can taste the orchard in your glass.
Press and Reviews:
February 2018 - Washington Post: 6 Heritage Cider Brands Worth Tasting
"The Finger Lakes might be the most exciting cider region in the United States, and Steve Selin may be one of its best producers. His bone-dry and complex Packbasket is made from hand-gathered wild seedling apples. His Pomme Sur Lie is aged nine months on its lees and makes the case for age-worthy cider."
Cidercraft Magazine: Cider Made: South Hill’s Wild and Vintage Apple Ciders
Going Still at South Hill was published in Robert Parker's Wine Journal - "When ciders are still, crisp, dry and seriously made, you really get that "fine wine" feel to them. More and more, they just begin to remind me of a high-personality white wine."
Life in the Fingerlakes - Cider House Rules
Travel Channel's Booze Traveler: American Cideries Worth a Sip
Robert Parker's Wine Journal did a Cider Roundup for Fall 2016 - "With controlled fruit flavor, it is harmonious and friendly, not to mention moderately priced...." (click here to read)
Bon Appetite - 10 Ciders to Turn Wine Snobs Into Cider Snobs - "The only thing more beautiful and cared for than the letterpress printed labels is South Hill’s still, dry, wine-like cider itself (a righteous pairing with seafood and poultry)." (click here to read)
Cider is 'In Vogue' - as in the magazine. (click here to read)
Soundpost Cider: "one of the best ciders I've had. Crisp, mineral, and with a lovely richness--from both the bittersweet apples and the time in oak, I assume, but it didn't shout "oak" like some ciders I've had. Really, really nice." - Rowan Jacobson, Author of 'Apples of Uncommon Character'
"South Hill Cider from NY has produced a gorgeous hard cider" Read the 4.5 star review - The Cider Journal
Edible Fingerlakes interviewed Steve on our Pommeau in their Spring '15 issue. Read Here
Liquor.com says our Pommeau is an innovative cider that you must try now Read Here