Cider and Distillery Investment Opportunity, Wayne County NY

3274 Eddy Road, Williamson, NY 14589



High Quality Apples Grown in World Class Apple Growing Region of NY State

The fastest growing alcoholic beverage in Europe and the United States is craft hard cider, popularity of which has tripled in recent years and is still rising. The growth of the interest in hard cider, or in truth, the comeback, since cider was America’s beverage of choice during Colonial times is on fire. New York State is the second largest apple producer in the country; Wayne County, NY is the largest apple producing county in the state. New York apples have a higher brix level than any other place in the country. Brix is an indicator of quality and measures not only the sugar content but critical minerals and trace minerals as well. High brix is an indication that the plant has been grown in a healthy soil, with sufficient nutrients and water.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

A once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in a company that brings together high quality apples, grown in one of the best apple growing regions of the world and craft hard cider production, to meet the demand of a burgeoning market.

Rootsock Cider Works was formed just one year ago in 2015 and is the first post-prohibition farmstead cidery in the Rochester, NY area. Located in Williamson, NY — 25-miles east of Rochester, NY and just a few miles south of the shores of Lake Ontario, the proprietor is dedicated to using only locally sourced ingredients in crafting premium ciders and perry. The all-natural ciders are made from fresh fruit grown on the owner’s fourth generation fruit farm. “We take great pride in the fruit we grow and in the fact that we are a TRUE craft beverage maker. We own the land, we grow the fruit, we press, we ferment and bottle here on site.” Quote, owner of the Rootstock Cider Works.

Cider Maker

Rootstock’s cider maker applies his viticulture knowledge and years of experience in European winemaking methods into crafting unique and exceptional New World ciders. Carefully selecting heirloom American apples, he oversees each batch and carefully manages the fermentation process to ensure every batch meets his high quality standards. Rootstock ciders have garnered medals at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition and praise from discriminating cider connoisseurs.

Fruit Based Spirits

In 2012 the owner created Apple Country Spirits to produce fine quality fruit based spirits from the fruit grown right on the farm. Their flagship product is a line of vodkas crafted from fresh, delicious apples. Being one of the very few types of vodka in the world created from using 100% all natural, gluten free,

locally grown, New York apples. “Our climate, soils, and proximity to Lake Ontario make for the most ideal conditions to grow the best fruit in the world.” Owner, Apple Country Spirits.

The distiller, an artisan in his own right, also creates another colonial era product Apple Jack, both aged and unaged, again from the apples grown on the farm. Apple Country Spirits Brandy line represents the breadth of fruit grown on the farm, made from plums, cherries, apples and pears; this line represents old world spirits that are not often found in the United States. Apple Country Spirits Apple Brandy is done in a French Calvados Style. The distiller has recently added a line of fruit cordials and fruit wines that are just as discriminating as the rest of the line.


The hard cider is made and the spirits are distilled in a state-of-the-art 7,000 sq. foot building that’s just five years old, with three phase electric and in-floor heating. 5,000 sq. ft. is dedicated to production, 1,000 sq. ft. to a charming and hand crafted tasting room, with wood from older barns and cherry trees from the farm. The copper still is 250 gallons; there is an additional 30,000 gallons of tankage as well as 33 barrels for aging the various spirits, a bottler and a labeler as well as a full line of supporting production equipment.

Growing Demand for Apples for Hard Cider Production

“Today, the global market consumes about 635 million gallons of hard cider a year, a number that’s projected to grow. By 2020, 435 million tons of apples will be needed to supply the world’s cider consumers, said Neil Macdonald of Orchard Park Farm and Orchard Pig, a cider business in southwest England.”

Rootstock Cider Works and Apple Country Spirits is poised to meet that demand. A one hundred acre parcel of land with ~76 acres of apples could be invested in, along with the cidery/distillery, for additional consideration.

Investment Opportunity

This business has laid the ground work to meet the growing demand for farmstead craft hard ciders and spirits, demand for their high quality hard cider has been so great, the company’s production is set to quadruple in just its second year, a four-fold increase in one year! This cidery and distillery is located within the orchards owned and cared for by four generations of apple growers from a single family. The potential for growth in this equity investment is almost unlimited. Orchard available for additional consideration.

Property Address

Address :3274 Eddy Road
Country:United States

Property Details

Property Id : 31063-15093
Property Type : Vineyards & Wineries
Property Size: 22
Year Built :
Property Building Size: 7000
Bathrooms :

Property Features

15 Miles East of Rochester NY
Cidery Orchard NY State
NY Distillery Investment
NY Cidery Investment
NY Craft Hard Cider Spirits
Located in Wayne County NY
Ag Business Opportunity
Production Facility Tasting Rm

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