HISTORY OF FLAT ROCK CIDERWORKS
In the fall of 2013, four local businessmen from Hendersonville, North Carolina set out on a journey to start a local hard cider company in the heart of apple country. Not only did they want to make great tasting local hard apple cider; but they wanted to give back to the community where they grew up and continue to live!
With those two ideas and a cider press purchased, they began the process of fermenting freshly pressed apple cider from orchards owned by them and many other apple grower friends in the area. The first year was a real learning experience and resulted in four partners becoming two, Jim Revis and Jim Sparks.
2015 brought an unprecedented amount of cider production as Flat Rock Ciderworks became more and more popular with local cider drinkers while expanding in other areas of Western North Carolina. It also led to opening our tasting room in 2016 and developing new and interesting cider flavors.
For Revis and Sparks it’s extremely important their cider be crafted from locally grown apples, and that’s something they’ll never change. They grow their own apples and blackberries in Henderson County to ensure their cider stays local from the tree to the bottle. And with their ciders winning multiple awards across North Carolina, Revis and Sparks show no signs of slowing down.
Starting as a humble small cider operation, they are committed to maintaining the original core values of Flat Rock Ciderworks as they grow their company. So, let’s enjoy a glass or bottle of Cider! Thank you for supporting our business!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- "Fresh crisp flavor! Made with homegrown apples. Clean tasting without any additives! A true cider in its purest form!"
- "Wow! Tasted it for the first time today. I'm very impressed and definitely my new favorite."
- "Blackberry gold is the best . Crisp refreshing just the best."
- "Love this fresh and crisp hard cider! It's not as sweet as others and you can taste the freshness."
Flat Rock Cider Works