First local craft cider event to be held at Stonewall Resort Sept. 23, 2016

Updated 3 years ago Edited from a Press Release
First local craft cider event to be held at Stonewall Resort Sept. 23, 2016
WV Dept. of Commerce

ROANOKE, W.Va. – Local craft cider, created from West Virginia-grown heritage and heirloom apples, will be the focus of a first-of-its-kind, four-course culinary event featuring flavors from the early fall harvest. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Stonewall Resort, in partnership with Lewisburg’s Hawk Knob Craft Cider & Mead.


“This is truly a special event. It’s West Virginia’s first hard cider pairing dinner featuring our state’s first craft cidery,” said Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing at Stonewall Resort. “Hawk Knob’s hard cider is less sugary and more complex than typical hard cider, and it’s delicious.”


The founders of Hawk Knob Craft Cider & Mead will discuss the cider-making process, as well as the history of cider and mead. 


“What many may not realize is that cider was America’s first real beverage,” said Josh Bennett, co-owner of Hawk Knob. “There was more cider consumed in the 1700s and 1800s per capita than all soda now.”


Stonewall is offering the West Virginia Craft Cider Dinner Package, which includes the four-course dinner pairing, live music, overnight accommodations for Sept. 23 and a souvenir glass for each person for $199 per couple, plus taxes and fees. Participants must be 21 or older to participate in the cider tasting.


For more information or to make a reservation, contact the resort at 304-269-7400, or visit online


About Stonewall Resort

The Four Diamond-rated Stonewall Resort is a 201-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The resort is located at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston, West Virginia. 


On each fall Saturday, guests at Stonewall Resort are invited to follow the carved pathway in Bright Start Park for food, music, photography, face painting, games, crafts, educational nature presentations and more. Explore the state park and lake with the resort’s guided kayak, hiking and fishing tours.
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