flatmatt (63) Ann Arbor, Michigan | October 24, 2011| Updated October 22, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I added this as a place a couple years ago, but I didnít rate it at the time since I hadnít been there in person since I was a kid. Anyway, this place has grown since then. Definitely still a family place to go, with picnic tables and lots of playground equipment outside. Not sure if you can drink their alcohol on site though; Iíd venture to guess you canít. Inside the main building thereís the main counter with several registers and, off to the side, the wine and cider tasting bar. Several varieties of Michigan wine, some with other fruits, and currently three alcoholic ciders, two of which have fruit added. Of course the main attraction for most people is the (non-alcoholic) apple cider and donuts. Itís nice to see this local business doing so well, and their "hard" cider has started turning up on tap at places in Plymouth and Ann Arbor.
Informational Update: The Winery now has its own building with tasting room on the Cider Mill property, open on weekends year-round. The Winery also still has a wine counter in the Cider Mill, which is open all week but only in the late summer and fall and stocks their bottled wines and ciders. The Cider Mill wine counter has tasting Thursday through Sunday; otherwise itís just retail sales.