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Where to Try the Main Line Area’s Top Apple Cider

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Embrace the arrival of autumn around the western suburbs with hot or spiked apple cider from these Main Line area purveyors.

As summer finally gives way to fall, Philadelphia’s western suburbs begin to turn from a luscious green to a vibrant red-orange just as we shift from iced coffees to hot apple ciders. Whether your ideal cider is served steaming hot on a brisk fall day, cooled in the fridge or fermented as an alcoholic beverage, the Main Line area’s apples provide options for cider enthusiasts of all ages.

Linvilla Orchards

137 W Knowlton Rd., Media


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One of the western suburbs’ most popular orchards, Linvilla also serves up some of the tastiest apple cider anywhere in Pennsylvania. After a fulfilling day picking fruit and filling your basket, retreat to the farm shop for a hot cup of the farm’s finest cider, or grab a jug to take for later.

Wolff’s Apple House and Weaver’s Orchard Cider

81 Pennell Rd., Media


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Weaver’s Orchard ships its cider all over the Main Line area. You can pick it up at the farm shop in Morgantown, or you can grab a jug at Wolff’s Apple House in Media. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in those fall feelings and get the freshest apples and farm products the western suburbs have to offer, Wolff’s is a great place to start.

Highland Orchards

1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester

Highland Orchards offers a variety of ways to drink your apple cider. Want to order it by the gallon online? Go ahead. Want to pick up individual cans of non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider in person at the farm? Highland Orchards is ready for you.

Glen Willow Orchards

1657 Glen Willow Rd., Avondale

Glen Willow Orchards doesn’t always have apple cider in stock due to high demand, but don’t miss out when they do. Considered some of the top product anywhere across the Main Line area, the deliciously fresh cider is a must-try for anyone who stops by the shop in Avondale.

Alcoholic Ciders

Media Farmer’s Market and Stone and Key Cellars

N Edgmont St., Media

Stone and Key Cellars is a regular vendor at the Media Farmer’s Market, but you can also place a cider order for pickup at the storefront at 435 Doylestown Rd. in Montgomeryville. The brand offers five unique house-made ciders from gourmet $25 375ml bottles to $8 cans, so we’re sure you can find a Pennsylvania-made cider to your taste here.

Dressler Estate

Various Farmers Markets or Delivery


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Dressler Estate works with local orchards to brew fine craft ciders, taking a winemaker’s approach. This style allows the flavor of the fruit to shine through and represent its growers from the southeastern Pennsylvania region. Dressler has over a dozen offerings to keep sippers coming back for more unique options.

Frecon Cidery

501 S Reading Ave., Boyertown or Various Locations


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Frecon Ciders are sold at 16 different locations throughout the Philadelphia area. The farms are located in Boyertown, but there’s probably a bottle shop nearby you that sell the products. The brand’s standout canned drink is the Every Man, a light-bodied cider made from McIntosh and Gravestein apples, but the catalog extends to cherry cider and even estate cider that reaches an ABV as high as 8.5%.

Old Stone Cider

959 Chesterville Rd., Lewisville


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Open only four days a week, from Thursday to Sunday, Old Stone offers seven house-made ciders. Food trucks are onsite at the location during all operating hours, and live music begins every Saturday at 5 p.m.

Related: The Dining News You Need to Know Around the Main Line in September

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