NINE PIN CIDERWORKS has its origins in the premier apple growing regions of the upper Hudson Valley where founder and cider maker Alejandro del Peral was raised. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal with a Biology degree, and working on a Masters Degree in Hydrology, Alejandro became enthralled and devoted to creating liquid art from science and local terroir.

The idea of connecting the amazing orchards that had surrounded him where he was raised and his cider making skills deeply resonated with him. He returned to the upper Hudson Valley with true passion, eager to pull all of his knowledge together to start New York’s first Farm Cidery, Nine Pin Ciderworks.

Creating Nine Pin Ciderworks was the culmination of his various life paths and Alejandro is honored to be able to work with family, friends and the world-class orchards in the Capital Region. In 2013, using farm-fresh fruit, including apples grown from seed on his small family farm, Alejandro began crafting his award-winning Nine Pin New York Hard Cider at 929 Broadway in Albany.

Nine Pin Ciderworks became New York State’s first Farm Cidery in February 2014. The vast majority of Nine Pin’s cider apples come from within 20 miles of its cidery in New York’s Capital, making it truly New York and a shining beacon of sincere localism. Nine Pin also experiments with apples from the Finger Lakes and Western New York. Its mission is simple: to create quality craft ciders using 100% New York apples and fruit.

In its tasting room, Nine Pin offers the opportunity to explore a range of rotating small batch ciders, as well as New York farm beers and cider cocktails using New York farm distilled spirits. Nine Pin also offers a wide range of local food offerings, allowing its customers to try out their own hard cider pairings.

Nine Pin ciders are now available throughout New York State, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. Nine Pin is a member of the American Cider Association, the New York Cider Association, and the Capital Craft Beverage Trail. In 2022, Nine Pin will continue to expand its tasting room’s offerings to foster local interest and encourage increased agri-tourism in the Capital District.

In the colder months, Nine Pin offers its customers intimate, robust campfires to enjoy with friends and family while enjoying Nine Pin’s ciders and delicious locally- sourced sourdough pizzas.

In the warmer months, Nine Pin will set up its unique mobile concession repurposed horse trailer at private events across New York State, providing your guests with top quality New York cider and related drink options. Contact Cara Sherwood at for information and to book this distinctive party bar.

The Essentials




929 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207





Mon–Wed: 11am–9pm
Thurs: 11am–10pm
Fri–Sat: 11am–11pm
Sun: 11am–7pm


New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Tasting Fees

4 Cider Flight – $8.00
9 Cider Flight – $16.00


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Farm Acreage

125 acres


Alejandro del Peral
Sonya del Peral

Cider Makers

Alejandro del Peral, Jacob Platel,
Benji Farrell

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