You have questions? We have answers.
Can you ship your products to me?
Sorry, at this time we do not offer shipping. We hope to add this feature to our website soon.
Why are you open only from Labor Day through Thanksgiving?
We are open during the fall when apples are at their ripest and freshest. During the rest of the year, without that round red fruit, there's not much we can make or do. Plus, our 100-year-old barn isn't insulated. Our employees would turn into cider slush in the cold upstate winter. During the season, we're open Mondays through Saturdays from 10am until 6pm. On Sundays, we are open from 10am until 5pm.
When do you use the press?
We operate our 100-year-old cider press all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Everyone is welcome to come and watch and ask questions. For a preview, be sure to click above on "How Cider Is Made."
Is your cider pasturized?
No. And that's why we call it apple squeeze.
Why does my apple squeeze taste different this time?
We use a different variety of apples each time we run the press. From Macintosh to Empire to Macoun and everything in between, no batch of apple squeeze is quite like the last one. In the beginning of the season, the squeeze is more tart, just as the apples on the trees are. By the end of the season, the cider has a rich, sweet flavor from the apples that are harvested in October and November.
Where do your apples come from?
We don't have an orchard at the Clinton Cider Mill so we purchase our apples from orchards in Clinton, New Hartford and Penn Yann (in the Finger Lakes).
Can I arrange a tour for myself or a group?
At this time we don't offer organized tours for groups. If you come on the weekend, you can watch the cider press in action then purchase a cup of cider and a donut and sit on our porch. Our press operators and the rest of our staff are all happy to answer all your questions.
I have more questions. Can you help me?
Boy, you're curious! Please give us a call at 315-853-5756 or send us an e-mail at and we'd be happy to answer any other questions you might have.