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Try our award-winning, hand-crafted Mt. Defiance ciders from Middleburg, Virginia. Since 2014. Cider tastings are available at our two locations — the Cider Barn and the Distillery.

Farmhouse Style Hard Cider

Like a classic Virginia Farmhouse, Mt. Defiance Cider is Artisan Crafted. Hand made in small batches, our cider uses the finest quality Virginia apples. Experience unpasteurized, unsweetened, traditional dry cider on its own or with a meal.

General's Reserve Hard Cider

Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Cider.  Take our dry Farmhouse Style cider. Age it in an oak bourbon barrel, and it produces our General’s Reserve: A strong, darker colored cider with whiskey notes and hints of vanilla and caramel. Much like it did when it contained bourbon. The charred oak interior of the barrel mellows the cider over time and imparts its own flavor and aromas.

Named after General John Allen, Commanding General of all forces in Afghanistan from 2011-2013. One of our founding partners served with the General as his political advisor in Afghanistan, and recalls him as subtle, brilliant and authoritative. We’ve named our best cider in his honor.

Ginger Cider

Our Cider with Ginger is made with fresh ginger root and our Farmhouse cider. We mix precise amounts of fresh grated ginger with the cider resulting in a warmly aromatic, fragrant hard cider, which dances on the tongue much like real ginger ale. Ginger is widely used in food and drink. Here at Mt. Defiance we pay homage to these traditional uses by blending it with our cider for a delicious and very different taste.

Cider with Blueberries

The rose hue of this cider lets you know it’s a wonderful fusion of fresh blueberries, picked at the height of the season and combined with fresh cider from Virginia apples. Slowly fermented together and allowed to reach maturity, the Cider tastes as good as it looks. The taste is not easily defined in that you pick up berry notes as well as citrus notes as the fermentation process fuses the two into a cogent whole. This makes for a soft finish which is fairly dry considering the sweetness of blueberries.

Old Volstead's Homemade Cider

Our Mt. Defiance Old Volstead’s Cider is made with an English Ale Yeast and a unique apple blend,  this cider has a flavor all its own. Tangy and crisp, with a dry finish that may very well remind you of an English ale.

Old Volstead's Summer Shandy

For our Mt. Defiance Old Volstead’s Summer Shandy we combine lemonade with our Farmhouse cider for a light and refreshing treat. Slightly tart and lemony with a hint of sweetness, this cider shandy is a warm weather favorite.



Come visit our Cider Barn in Middleburg, Virginia to sample our delicious ciders. You will not be disappointed!


Come visit our Distillery in downtown Middleburg, Virginia to sample our award-winning spirits and delicious ciders. You will not be disappointed!


Mt. Defiance Cider Barn
495 E. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117

Mt. Defiance Distillery
207 W. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20118


Mt. Defiance Cider Barn
Tuesday-Sunday:  12:00p-6:00p
Monday:  CLOSED

Mt. Defiance Distillery
Monday-Sunday:  12:00p-6:00p


Mt. Defiance creates handcrafted, small batch hard ciders and spirits. Our two stores are located in historic Middleburg, Virginia.


At our Cider Barn, we offer tastings of our delicious ciders in our beautiful tasting hall. At our Distillery, we offer tastings of our ciders as well as tastings of our fine spirits.

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