Real. Craft. Cider.
We make ciders using locally-grown apples and traditional techniques to create completely new flavors. Our cider is available in a range of off-dry to semi-sweet blends, as well as seasonal offerings.
Big Fish has won multiple best in class, gold, silver, and bronze awards at the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Competition. We have also won both the Good Food Award and a Made in Virginia Award.
Our Ciders and Process
High-quality ciders begin as high-quality fresh apple juice and to get that quality juice, we press apples on-site and many of those apples are harvest from our orchards right here in Highland County. We ferment “slow and cold” to best preserve the essence of the apples and then age our ciders post-fermentation, allowing the flavors to mature. Several of our true ciders (those made from just apple) are fermented “single variety” and blended post-fermentation. Our ciders are naturally gluten-free.
Recent News from Big Fish
Watch this introduction to Big Fish Cider’s Wild Meadow cider. Our Wild Meadow is a cider made from 100% wild foraged apples.
Virginia Hewes Crab
Watch this introduction to Big Fish Cider’s Virginia Hewes Crab cider. This is Big Fish’s first single varietal cider.
Punk & Henry
Watch this introduction to Big Fish Cider’s Punk & Henry cider. Our Punk & Henry pays homage to two Monterey cidermakers and amazing fruit-forward wild fermented cider. […]
Watch this introduction to Big Fish Cider’s Highland Scrumpy cider. Our Highland Scrumpy is made with a blend of all Highland County apples, many varieties unknown. […]