New Cider Release: Elevation

Elevate your cider experience with our newest cider!

All of our ciders are carefully crafted in the western mountains of Virginia. In a county with the highest average elevation east of the Mississippi, life in Highland is closely tied to the mountains and our agricultural history. Our elevation influences all stages of cider production from the mountain-grown apples to our slow, cold fermentation process. To honor our unique home, we bring you Elevation.

Come for the release event: Friday, 17 February 2017, 4-7pm

Virginia Living Magazine Highlights BFC


Big Fish is a recipient of this year’s “Made in Virginia” Awards!

Featuring products created in the Commonwealth, the 2016 Made in Virginia Awards celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and craft in food, drink, sport and outdoors, and design.

From hundreds of submissions, Virginia Living’s editors selected this year’s 16 winners, chosen for the quality and ingenuity of their products.

Find a full list of winners here and scroll down to read Big Fish’s full award description or pick up a copy of the magazine’s December 2016 issue, on newsstands around the state today!

“Big Fish cider makes big splash”

Kirk Billingsley of Big Fish Cider

Big Fish Cider is making headlines in our local newspaper, The Recorder.

“MONTEREY — Big Fish Cider Co. in Monterey made quite an impression on cider judges last weekend in Michigan. A Great Lakes contest gave Big Fish a “Best-in-Class” award — the first time in the competition’s 11-year history that a Virginia cidery has earned that distinction.”

Click here to read the entire article.

“Mother Nature Helps Monterey Cidery, Wins Awards”


Check out a recent article in the News Leader, highlighting Big Fish’s recent wins a the GLINTCAP (Great Lakes International Cider and Perry) Competition.

“The contest awarded Big Fish Cider Co. a Best-in-Class award, which marks the first time in the competition’s 11-year history that a Virginia cidery has earned that distinction, a release said. The cidery received four medals out of the competition’s 1,003 entries.”

Tasting Room Hours

Big Fish Cider Sign

Regular tasting room hours coming soon! (Finally). Starting the first full weekend in May, (May 6th-8th) we will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, throughout the summer. We will have the normal tastings, or if you know exactly what you like, come on in and order a glass.

We are excited to start this new phase of our business, and we have been amazed at the tremendous local support. Thank you Highland. Thanks to all the folks that have given us apples, encouragement, and other support.

Fridays 4-7pm
Saturdays 2-7pm
Sundays 1-5pm

For more info, see our event.