PENNINGS FARM CIDERY is the next step for the multi-generational Pennings family of farmers who established both Pennings Apple Orchard and Pennings Farm Market in Warwick, NY. Concerned with maintaining a sustainable existence for the farm, siblings Tori and Stephen Pennings Jr. (SJ) are following in the footsteps of their parents, establishing Pennings Farm Cidery.
Teaming up to take the family farm into the next generation, Tori and SJ saw an on-site cidery as an opportunity to showcase the fruits already grown on the farm, and for the farm to become more economically viable for both their parents and future generations. They share in the vision of other American apple-growers in rediscovering one of the country’s original libations, and the opportunity to produce cider from start to finish. Until the addition of the cidery, apples were picked at their orchard, pressed off-site, delivered to the local Warwick winery to ferment, then finally returned to Pennings and sold at the pub.
SJ, Tori and their tight-knit team—more like family than staff—have hands-on involvement in the cider making process, producing high quality varieties of American style hard ciders, and fresh ciders made directly from the farm’s apples. The cidery team crafts cider with care from the ground up, literally, in order to produce an amazing experience for all to see and taste. They supply Pennings Apple Grader Pub, which currently sells more than 4,000 gallons of hard cider yearly; the Beer Garden at Pennings Farm Market; and the cidery’s own tap room. As the lead cider maker, SJ and a production staff produce a number of high quality ciders with close attention to apple varieties, yeast strains, and other factors.
The tap room serves cider on tap by the pint or growler, by the bottle, or in tastings or flights. Light fare is served in the tap room from locally sourced products, including cheeses. Plans are underway to offer its products to local restaurants, pubs, and stores, as well as to develop a presence in New York City establishments. Nestled among the apple trees of the hillside orchard, the cidery and taproom provide visitors breathtaking views of the valley. The bucolic landscape and the country charm of the property, along with the existing Pennings Farm customer base, makes it a wonderful location for events. Pennings Farm Cidery hopes to eventually provide the perfect venue for special events including weddings, festivals, and corporate and group events.
PENNINGS FARM CIDERY
4 Warwick Turnpike
Warwick, New York 10990
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
4 Cider Flight – $10.00
8 Cider Tasting – $20.00
Stephen (SJ) Pennings Jr. and Tori Pennings
SJ Pennings and Tori Pennings
Stephen (SJ) Pennings Jr.