Before Cobbler Mountain was a cidery, it was a special place to Jeff and Laura McCarthy Louden. Laura’s father had bought the mountain in 1959 with the dream of one day making it a family farm.
While on a visit to the land nearly 50 years later, Jeff and Laura realized that his dream had become their dream, too. Not only was it the place they wanted to raise their family, it seemed that Jeff’s long-held interest in cidermaking had finally found its home.
They opened Cobbler Mountain Cidery out of their basement in 2011 with a couple of ciders and a few wines. By 2015, the growing success of their ciders led them to focus on them exclusively. Now, Cobbler Mountain has over two dozen hand-crafted, traditionally-fermented, small-batch ciders on tap in their tasting room, and a selection of hard seltzers, hard lemonades and sangrias to go with them.
As their award-winning cidery continues to grow, the Loudens’ son and daughter have also joined the business, making it just the sort of family operation their grandfather had hoped for.