AWESTRUCK CIDERS in Sidney, NY is devoted to crafting complex, delicious hard ciders by blending freshpressed New York State apples with natural herbs, spices and ingenuity. Co-founders Casey Vitti and Patti Wilcox, spent years as vagabond globe-trotters before Awestruck was even a spark of an idea. On these journeys we discovered a great deal: the profound delightfulness of fermented fruit juices; the fine art of sleeping in hammocks; and that human beings are at our core, mostly very good. In tasting different regional drinks and foods we also learned that what really makes something good is how it makes you feel.
This sparked our mission to create a product that would captivate people, stop them in their tracks and show them a glimpse of fun and discovery. With each and every cider we make we aim to do just that. At Awestruck we strive for innovation and creativity in crafting our ciders. Our three flagships are each unique, yet approachable: Hibiscus Ginger is rose-colored, fizzy and subtly complex; Lavender Hops blends fresh lavender and juicy hops, at once deeply aromatic and refreshing; and Dry Apple + Oak is a wonderful example of the beauty of fermentation—woody, fruity and deeply evocative of early autumn in upstate New York. We also create numerous limited and seasonal offerings, building on our thirst to experiment and produce new tastes and experiences. We produce and package everything right in Sidney, NY at our cidery. We recently opened a taproom onsite, where we offer some of our more limited edition ciders, facility tours, and a seasonally changing light pairing menu; open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 3–10 PM. Awestruck ciders are available in restaurants and retailers throughout New York State and at our own taproom, and can also be purchased for direct shipping via FedEx from our webstore. Delaware County born and bred, Casey and Patti are honored to be members of Pure Catskills and the exciting movement of artisanal food makers throughout rural Upstate New York. —Casey Vitti & Patti Wilcox 8 Winkler Road, Sidney, NY • awestruckciders.com see listing page 7