Our Roots Family Grown, Williamson Proud

 
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Our roots are in Williamson, NY

Rootstock Ciderworks is a farmstead cidery located in Williamson, NY. Established in 2012 by David DeFisher, Rootstock Ciderworks — the first post-prohibition farmstead cidery in the Rochester region — is dedicated to using only locally sourced ingredients in crafting premium ciders and perry. The all-natural ciders are made from fresh fruit grown on the fifth generation DeFisher Fruit Farms — over 500 acres of orchards within the largest apple producing county in the U.S.–Wayne County.

 David DeFisher - Founder

David DeFisher - Founder

 
 

A Family Fruit Farm Over 500 Acres of Orchards

 
 
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We use all locally sourced fresh fruit to create quality flavorful ciders. Our fruit is grown at DeFisher Fruit Farms, our family fruit farm that has three generations working together to tend crops and care for the land with a focus on the future. With a commitment to sustainability, we use the organic byproducts from the cider making process on the farm, so there is no waste products and we have a solar energy system, producing green energy. We also believe in supporting the local community and U.S. based companies — 95% of our equipment is made in Upstate New York or the U.S.

We take great pride in the fruit that we grow, and in the fact that we are a TRUE craft beverage maker. We own the land, we grow it, we press, ferment and bottle it here on site.
— David Defisher, Founder/Owner