About the Mill
There’s a dang fine reason why the Cold Hollow Cider Mill is both a top New England producer of fresh apple cider and one of Vermont’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s because we do it the real old-fashioned way, making pure cider with a traditional rack and cloth press built in the 1920s — and, by gosh, you can come watch. We press year-round, and we’re open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. (till 7 p.m. in the summer months), closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
After you’ve seen cider made, explore our vintage mill. Our shelves are stuffed with fine Vermont specialty foods, and you can sample jellies, mustards, applesauce and other goodies. In summer, watch real bees make honey (behind glass!) in our Honey Corner. Honeybees are stars of the apple world, don’t you know — they pollinate the orchards each spring when the blossoms are out.
You’ll be lured by the warm aroma to try some legendary Cold Hollow Cider Donuts. Gourmet magazine called ‘em one of the country’s top four donuts, by gosh — and no wonder! Have ‘em hot with fresh Vermont coffee or hot cider, then choose some treats from our all-natural bakery. Apple pies, pumpkin rolls, maple cream cheese pockets, apple-cheddar squares ... oh, there’s lots more.
Across the driveway is our Apple Core Gift Shop and ALL NEW Luncheonette, where we make fudge, have our toy hub, showcase Vermont T-shirts and artists, and offer tastes of Vermont-made wines and hard cider in our Grand View Winery tasting room (http://www.grandviewwinery.com/).
So come by! We welcome tour groups, buses, school groups, families, and anyone else interested in seeing, tasting, and taking home the goodness of old Vermont.
To find us, our physical address is: 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center VT 05677.