Potter’s Craft Cider opens first tasting room in Albemarle County

Gov. Northam on hand for ribbon-cutting
Potter's Craft Cidery's first tasting room in Albemarle County.
Potter's Craft Cidery's first tasting room in Albemarle County.(WVIR)
Updated: Nov. 14, 2019 at 7:50 PM EST
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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, V.A. (WVIR) - An Albemarle County craft cidery now has its first tasting room.

On Thursday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was on hand for the official grand opening of Potter's Craft Cider's new space. It's located off Monacan Trail Road in a former church.

While the business has shared space in recent years, this tasting room will be the company's permanent brick and mortar location.

"We had looked at a number of different locations but nothing really called to us,” said Potter’s co-founder Timothy Edmond. “We really didn't want to build a brand new construction tasting room. It just wasn't the path for us. But when we saw a stone church with the history that it had here in Albemarle County, we just couldn't say no."

Potter’s Craft Cider invested about $1.5 million in the new site and created 12 jobs. Virginia Cider Week runs from November 15-24.

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