6219 Harley Rd, Middletown, MD 21769, United States
Eric Rice and Lori Leitzel Rice craft their farmhouse style cider from certified organic, American heirloom apples on their 35 acre farm in Middletown, Maryland. Organic pears, blueberries, black currants and other fruits make tasty additions to Willow Oaks' ciders. Fabulous fruit, unique terroir and small batch barrel fermentation let the flavors and aroma of the fruit shine through to a crisp, dry finish.
Organic Asian pears + spicy fresh ginger, a perfect Pairing. Smooth and silky in texture, this cyser needs no carbonation to enliven the palate. The first fermentation of pear is followed with the addition of honey and fresh-pressed ginger juice. This cyser delivers a beguiling aroma and serious ginger kick. 8.5% alcohol.
Have you ever started out in one place and ended up somewhere completely unexpected? Organic American heritage apples are called to cider, fermented for a year, then aged an extra year in the barrel like a Spanish “sidra” and yet invokes a delicate French cider. Vocare emerges from its journey with a softer apple tang and notes of vanilla. 7.4% alcohol and naturally effervescent.
The sunny, bright disposition of our straight up apple cider goes dark and moody with the addition of organic black currants. The word gloaming is from the Old English verb "glōwan," "to glow." By the early 1800s, English speakers began to use the Scottish verb gloam, "to become twilight" or "to grow dark." All the magic of nightfall with the remaining rays of sunlight. Gloaming, organic apples and black currents fermented to a tart, dry finish and gorgeous purple twilight color. 7.4% alcohol with rich and tiny bubbles.
All In…but a little hoppy! A rediscovered, German/American heritage drink (apparently our forefathers objected to the beer tax and hopped their cider to avoid the tax collector). Our organic apples and Cascade Hops. Crisp, bright, floral and a bit fizzy.
One of our very favorite apples shines in this single varietal cider. The Black Twig was Andrew Jackson’s favorite too, an Appalachian heritage apple that has been in production since 1830. Sweet tart and tannic, it is the perfect cider apple. Fermented using Trappist yeast to 7.4% alcohol with a little natural fizz.
Who would have thought the humble blueberry could tame the tart of an apple? Organic apples harmonize with a perfect note of organic blueberry to deliver a softer melody to the palate. This sassy number is “pétillant”, just slightly fizzy and blushing blue, 7.4% alcohol.
Blend, mixture, mosaic, mélange, medley, combination, fusion; all our apple varieties in the bins, to the press, in the barrel, in the bottle, in the glass. All the history, all the work, all the help, all the time; All In. Our organic apples, crafted in small batches in neutral oak barrels, fermented slow and cold to 7.4% alcohol with a small amount of natural effervescence. All In is tangy and crisp with a rich apple aroma.