The Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend showcases Henderson County’s cider & wine makers. Many of the cidermakers offer several varieties of hard cider. Cidermaking has expanded beyond standard apple beverages with so many styles from a dryer European style to blends of pears, blueberries & blackberries and even a an IPA cider. For a complete schedule of events go to the Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend page.
The weekend coincides with the apples in bloom. The apple trees produce gorgeous delicate spring blossoms waiting on bees for pollination to produce some of the best apples in Western North Carolina. The apple blossom varies in color according to the type of apple tree and is best recognized as white or pink. North Carolina is the 7th largest apple-producing state in the nation and Henderson County is the largest apple-producing county in North Carolina, producing 85 percent of all the apples grown in the state. The County grows more than 40 varieties of apples. Enjoy the Apple Country Trail, a self-guided driving tour in and around Henderson County’s apple country for apple products and view the orchards. Click to download the self-guided Apple County Trail tour.