Distillery Lane Ciderworks, located just outside of historic Burkittsville, Maryland, specializes in growing a wide variety of apples perfect for cider, baking, and eating. Our family-owned and operated farm and cidery offers unique apple varieties, sweet cider, and hard cider. Our heritage apples are prized by home-brewers for their exquisite taste!
Distillery Lane Ciderworks obtained its winery license and was opened in 2010 and is the first licensed cidery in Maryland. Although the farm does not make traditional wine (hard cider has approximately the same alcohol content as wine, but is made from apples instead of grapes), it operates under a winery license. More trees have been planted since 2001 and the orchard is now nine acres (over 3,000 trees)! The rest of the 95 acres of the farm are mostly pastures and woods. The business has really taken off since 2010 and has been featured in articles in media outlets such as The Washington Post. Most recently, Distillery Lane Ciderworks was featured in the hit television show, “Drinking Made Easy,” where the host, Zane Lamprey, and his stuffed monkey, Pleepleus, visited the farm and tasted some of the cider!