Welcome to Cold Hollow Cider Mill, the top New England producer of fresh cider and one of Vermont’s most popular tourist attractions! Established in 1974, this cider mill was started by Eric and Francis Chittenden, right at the base of the Cold Hollow Mountains. Today you will find the mill at Old Gibbs Farm in Waterbury Center, sticking true to not only their original site, but also to the old-fashioned ways of making cider! Watch as the masters make pure cider with traditional racks and cloth presses from the 1920s, a year-round venture that guests can watch daily at the mill before or after they explore the vintage site! Check out the donut robot, bakery, press viewing room, honey bee corner, Applecore Luncheonette, large production facility, two cold storage rooms, the jelly room, and the original barn and press room!
While here at the mill your group can sample jellies, mustard, and ciders from the shop, or explore the shelves of fine Vermont specialty foods and products. You may choose to simply watch the bees make honey or perhaps sample the legendary Cold Hollow Cider Donuts, one of the top four donuts in the United States according to Gourmet Magazine, that goes absolutely fantastically with hot cider or coffee. Try the bakeries apple pie, pumpkin rolls, or maple cream cheese pockets, or head over to the Applecore Luncheonette and Brew to grab a quick lunch or perhaps some hard cider. The store will provide you with the best apples, cider, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, and Vermont products and gifts.