Buskey Cider Wins Best In Show at the Virginia Governor's Cup

Buskey Cider Wins Best In Show at the Virginia Governor's Cup

RICHMOND, Va. - March 8, 2024 - Buskey Cider won Best in Show for their Ruby Red Crab Apple for the Governor’s Cup, the premiere cider competition in Virginia.

The Buskey Ruby Red Crab Apple Cider was made with 100% Virginia grown ruby red crab apples. This single varietal cider boasts notes of grapefruit zest and red berry. Fermented to completely dry, these apples were chosen for their high acid, tannin, and mouth-puckering fruit character. This cider is available in 500ml bottles in their cidery in Scott’s Addition in Richmond, Virginia.

“It is exciting to be recognized for the world class ciders we are producing,” says Will Correll, founder of Buskey Cider. “We make a wide range of ciders for every pallet and are seeing a lot of growth and excitement around our heritage cider program. Our cidermaker Allen has really been taking our cider to the next level and we are thrilled that the judges agreed! Congratulation to King Family Vineyards on their Governor’s Cup win on the wine side and also congratulations to the other extremely deserving cideries who won gold medals, Albemarle Ciderworks, Potter Craft Cider, Big Fish Cider, and Ciders From Mars.”  

This year’s Best in Show cider followed up last year’s Governor’s Cup Gold medal for the Hewe’s Crab Single Varietal. Ruby red is also the key apple in the Buskey Heritage Blend Cider that won a Gold Medal in 2023 at the nation’s largest cider competition, GLINTCAP.  

The Ruby Red, Hewe’s Crab, and Heritage Blend are all available in Buskey’s urban Scott’s Addition tasting room located in a 100 year old train loading building along with a dozen other ciders from Buskey. Walking distance to some of the best breweries, restaurants, entertainment, and gold medal winning Black Heath Mead the neighborhood and tasting room are worth planning a trip to Richmond around.  

Buskey Cider was an early mover in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia and helped turn it into the famous craft alcohol neighborhood it is today. The cidery was founded by Will Correll, who started making cider out of his dorm room a decade ago at Hampden-Sydney College before opening the operation in Richmond in 2016. Part of the open was a negotiated purchase option for their building which they exercised in early 2022.

Follow Buskey Cider for updates on social media: @buskeycider on Instagram and https://www.facebook.com/BuskeyCider on Facebook.
Back to blog