Today the farm has some 3,000 apple trees consisting of more than 45 varieties. During a walk through the orchard, Robin explains why Washington County is such a favorable place to grow apples and why a wide variety of apples is needed to make good apple cider.
Then it’s time for cider-maker Tim Rose to take over in the press room. Tim shows how the procedure works as juice is collected and set aside for finishing (for fresh) or aging (for hard). Next, it’s to the tasting room, where Rob explains what the perfect blends are for various ciders and introduces Al to his high-end creation, a Pommeau (a fortified cider made with distilled apple cider) called La Mela dela Notte. Al samples the ciders and is especially impressed with the Pommeau.
More than 15 million viewers have watched Maryland Farm & Harvest on MPT since its fall 2013 debut. The series has traveled to more than 430 farms, fisheries, and other agriculture-related locations during its first nine seasons, covering every Maryland county, as well as Baltimore City, and Washington, D.C.