fallyallchalkHere at the farm our Punkin’ (as we call our Emma) was anxiously awaiting for today and the big announcement—today is the first day of Autumn! Year after year I can remember marking the day on my little calendar, my favorite season of the year. The season of fall foliage here in the Shenandoah Valley, fresh cider, bonfires and hayrides. The skies become bluer and the smells of cinnamon, pumpkin and ginger linger in the air everywhere. There is nothing I can compare to growing up here in Autumn .

This season we are harvesting all the growth and wisdom we have gleaned in these first few years. The new equipment is settled in and producing amazing amounts of bourbon and moonshine. The original barn is transforming into a warm and cozy tasting area, with a new mercantile room and rackhouse for barrel aging our bourbon. The back deck is awaiting beautiful sunsets and sipping of Apple Harvest Cider Sangria. Recipe can be found here.

We are so excited to celebrate this season with you here in the barn and throughout the area:

Fall Open House, Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th, 11am to 4pm  | Black Draft Distillery

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Grand Parade, Saturday, October 22nd, 1pm  Click here for more details.

Barn Warming Open House, Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th, 11am to 4pm  |  Black Draft Distillery

Tours and tastings throughout the season are Fridays and Saturday, 11am to 4pm. Call 540-686-0100 or email info@blackdraftdistillery.com.