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Upcoming Event: Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Come visit us at the historic 1768 George Taylor House in Catasauqua, PA. We'll be pouring samples of our colonial hard ciders during their season opening event from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

April 13, 2017
Blackledge will be attending this year's McCoole's Beer Festival at the Historic Red Lion Inn in Quakertown, PA on April 29th pouring several of our historical ciders. Check us out! Tickets & information below:

March 1, 2017
New Release! For those of you not familiar with the Golden Russet, this is an early American apple that traces its roots to the 18th century. Officially recognized by 1845, it's prized as a cider apple with natural sugar that gives an alcohol content over 8%. Our cider is fermented completely dry using the apples' natural yeast with NOTHING added. No sugar to boost the alcohol yield, no other apple varietals blended in, and no sulfites as a preservative. Just pure, unadulterated Golden Russet flavor. This is by far one of the cleanest apple ciders we've ever tasted, bulk-aged for over a year and presenting itself more like a full-bodied white wine than a traditional cider.

February 1, 2017
Check out the Town Dish article on Blackledge Winery, from the private tasting event we held at the historic Tavern at the Sun Inn in Bethlehem on January 26th!

January 28, 2017
Blackledge Winery partners with Privateer Media to begin pre-production work on a new channel focusing on the craft beverage industry and the history of beer & wine.

Upcoming Event: The 1758 Sun Inn, Bethlehem, PA
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Interested in taking a sip through time?  Blackledge Winery isn’t open to the public, but for this private tasting event we’re pouring Eliza Smith’s 1728 English cider, the Penn family’s 1674 cider, plus there will be cellar samples of 18th century recipe wine and mead that’ll only be available to taste that night.  All of these liquid libations have no added sulfites, and are made under license using only traditional/historical methods relevent to the recipes being researched and tested at Blackledge.  If you want a taste of history, you won’t be disappointed!  There are two seatings in the Rasthskeller, one at 5:30pm and one at 7:30pm, and are limited to twenty people per seating.  Cost is $25 per person and includes light fare from the Tavern at the Sun Inn.  Call 610 419 8600 to make reservations.

Upcoming Event: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
The Historic Hotel Bethlehem will be having an Autumn Cider Dinner and is featuring two Blackledge ciders with the pairings! Call 610 625 2234 for reservations. Details below:

Upcoming Event: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Blackledge will be at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown, PA for the kick off of Cocktail Week and the Lehigh Valley Libation Celebration. We're pouring our ciders alongside some of the area's best micro-producers from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Go to their website for more information and tickets.

Upcoming Event: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Come visit us at the historic George Taylor House in Catasauqua, PA. We'll be pouring samples of our Penn's 74 and Fisher's 58 traditional farmhouse ciders during their Fall Festival from noon until 5:00pm.

September 16, 2016
Blackledge Winery is now in Historic Downtown Bethlehem! You can enjoy our historic ciders at the Hotel Bethlehem, the Bethlehem Brew Works and the Red Stag Pub.

August 10, 2016
Historic Bethlehem has invited Blackledge to host a "Meet the Brewer" event at the 1810 Goundie House on September 10th. The topic: Colonial cider. We plan to pour samples of our Penn's 74 cider and Fisher's 58 ginger cider. Details below.

July 14, 2016
Blackledge is in Philly! In addition to some fine hand-crafted brews, you can now enjoy our "Penn's 74" cider and Spiced Cyser at Saint Benjamin's Tap Room on 1710 N 5th Street.

June 23, 2016
We've begun shipping three (3) bottle and six (6) bottle purchases to most of the United States using FedEx Ground. Shop right here on our website and use the secure checkout via PayPal or your credit card. Where we CAN'T deliver are AL, AR, DE, KY, MS, NH, OK, UT, and some parts of AK and WV. If in doubt, email or call first. We ship at cost, with the average price to ship three bottles here on the east coast at around $24.00, six bottles around $33.00 (higher as you head west.) Details on the "ABOUT" link above.

June 14, 2016
We're excited to announce that we'll begin offering shipping on 6-bottle purchases of our wines and ciders starting Friday, June 17th! There will be the typical inter-state shipping caveats, which we'll try to explain as best we can. Orders will ship FedEx ground and will require an adult signature. Details this week on our Facebook page!

June 8, 2016
We've completely sold out of our first batch of our "Fisher's 58" ginger cider, and that leads us to this: Our new release of "Fisher's 58", complete with a new label and a better drinking blend of ginger and cider!

We've taken your feedback and crafted this batch to be slightly less of a kick in the ass. Yes, that first batch was strong, so strong that it made Vikings cry.

This is a traditional ginger cider that although completely dry, gets its sweetness from fresh ginger root during fermentation. It's dry, still and unfiltered with no sulfites added at any point in the fermentation or bottling process.


June 1, 2016
Blackledge will be releasing its first vintage of "Penn's 74" - a faithful reproduction of William Penn's wife Gulielma's family cider recipe taken from her 1674 recipe book. Like our other ciders, it's made using early Pennsylvania heirloom cider apples and the region's natural yeast.

The official release date of "Penn's 74" will be on Saturday, June 18th at Pennsbury Manor as part of their "Brews & Bites" event. For tickets please call 215 946 0400.

Also starting on June 18th Blackledge will begin shipping it's ciders and wines nationwide via FedEx through this website. Shipping will be available for order quantities of six bottles and must be shipped to a business address to ensure an adult signature at delivery. For more information give us a call at 484 226 8263 or email us.

April 30, 2016
Join us at the Sigal Museum in Easton PA at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 30th. Blackledge Winery's Damian Siekonic and guest ciderist Mark Turdo will be presenting a program on early American hard cider.

January 19, 2016
Like Mead? Blackledge is pleased to announce the release of our Spiced Cyser. We've been making this recipe for nearly a decade and it's been instrumental in our research into early meads and cysers. Click on our "Libations" link above.

January 5, 2016
The food blog The El Vee reviews Blackledge's first cider releases. To read the entire article click below:

December 17, 2015
Blackledge is pleased to announce the release of "Eliza's 28" and "Fisher's 58" - a pair of recreated 18th century ciders. Hand crafted in small batches, at 7.8% and 8.1% alcohol these ciders really pack a punch! Fermented dry using natural yeasts and bottled unfiltered they're as close to the traditional ciders as one can hope to make. No sulfites, no sugary sweetness, just pure apple goodness to cure your thirst. Available starting December 21st - check out our "Libations" link above.

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