All proceeds of Puck the Fipeline go to community efforts and legal fees to continue the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
"A mix of fruit from the Terry family property, including 100+ year old Albemarle Pippins. Sandy loam over gneiss, 3100’ elevation. The Terry family lives on the front lines of the destruction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. To protest the gas company’s incursion into their and their neighbors’ lives, members of the
family built and encamped in tree houses that blocked and delayed environmentally damaging land clearance. Unfortunately, many century-old
apple trees in the pipeline’s path were still eventually lost to bulldozers.
The focus of Patois Cider is balance: How do wild trees maintain their ecological equilibrium, and how can an orchard mirror this dynamic? How will several successions of microorganisms collectively transform the fruit? How do I align myself and my work with the interconnecting cycles of nature?
This process is shifting and part of a larger rediscovery of a lost American cidermaking tradition. A cuvée will change year to year, reflecting seasonal differences in the fruit or adaptive techniques thought to better express those differences. The ciders will continue to evolve in the bottle and the glass. While I hope they will reward patience, they are not precious and are meant to be enjoyed.
The name is meant to reflect the idea that orchards/mountain fruit ‘speak their own dialect’ - that apples can express terroir. The only blends are wild fruit, everything else is single orchard bottlings.