Eden Specialty Ciders

Eden Specialty Ciders

EdenSpecialtyCiders-logoFounded in 2007, Eden Specialty Ciders, located in Newport, Vermont, is a licensed producer of ice cider and other apple-based wines and hard cider.

With a cidery at Newport’s Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center and an orchard in West Charleston, Eden makes ciders that are available in over 20 states around the country. They’ve earned space on wine lists at Michelin-starred restaurants such as New York’s Gramercy Tavern and Del Posto.

The mission of the company is to produce high quality, boutique (cider) wines from traditional and heirloom varieties of apples, the majority of which are produced in Vermont. Their primary product categories include ice ciders (the majority of their production and revenue), aperitif ciders and hard ciders.

Eden Specialty Ciders has grown 248% in a 5-year period and outgrew their winemaking capacity at their farm. In 2013 they moved their operations to the Newport Tasting Center in Newport, Vermont. The Flex Fund is providing permanent working capital to support operations to profitability, inventory purchases, and critical hires (marketing / sales and consumer outreach) as they continue to grow their business.

Eleanor Leger

“At Eden we want to build a good business for the long run. Our goals include employment, environmental and economic sustainability. The Flexible Capital Fund provides us critical financing to reach our economic goals, with a more flexible repayment mechanism. We really feel they share *all* of our goals, not just our financial goals.”