Aaron Burr Cidery, Mamakating Hollow


Winemaker: Andy Brennan and Polly Giragosian 

Vintage: 2019

Country: United States, New York 

Appellation: Hudson River Valley 

Apple variety: Unsprayed wild and abandoned apples from various Wurtsboro area locations

Style: Traditional

Story: Mamakating is the name of the town that encompasses the village of Wurtsboro, and ‘Mamakating Hollow’ refers to the area south of rt. 209, one of the original highways in the country, originally known as Old Mine Road. It was a Paleo-Indian trail thousands of years ago, and eventually was used by the Lenape. There is a densely forested area full of apple trees, and the apples are foraged from the location closest to the cidery. This cider is dry and crisp with integrated tannins, bright acidity, and small bubbles; driven by bitter-sharp apples, this vintage is quite exceptional compared to years past. 180 bottles produced.