Georgia-Made Craft Hard Cider

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Georgia

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Treehorn Cider is a craft hard cider brand currently available on draft and in cans throughout Metro Atlanta, as well as Savannah, Athens, Roswell, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Rome, Macon, Valdosta, Cartersville and more. Our flagship Dry Cider, Ginger Reserve (ginger-infused cider) and Hoppy Little Trees (hop-infused cider) are 5.9% ABV and naturally gluten free. Made in Marietta, Treehorn Cider is local, sustainable and always delicious.

Treehorn Cider started with a conversation among friends in Fall 2013. We all love craft beer, good wine and great food – especially from local producers. Hard cider began popping up in the craft beer cases around town. Local hard cider production in North Carolina and across the country was starting to take off. So we asked ourselves – why not Atlanta? Our home city has a vibrant farm-to-table restaurant scene, and more than 60 farmers markets. North Georgia has robust apple production. Craft cocktails, small-scale craft breweries and local restaurants dominate growth in the city. We would jump on the chance to taste a locally made hard cider, so why didn’t we make it ourselves?

So it began. We carefully considered where in Atlanta to base the first craft cider brand in the market, and ended up just where some of our partners grew up – Marietta. We leveraged years of home-based cider making, and started figuring out how to make the best cider – clean, refreshing and pleasantly sweet, while avoiding the cloying taste and heavy back-sweetening found in most national brands.

Treehorn Cider is available in restaurants, bars and growler shops throughout Georgia. We love talking and thinking about cider, and above all making cider that you can drink with any meal, any time. It’s become our passion, and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to share it with you!

Questions about a tasting room at the cidery? We’ve been so busy making cider that we don’t have one set up yet! Sign up for email updates below to be the first to find out when we start planning one.

Who We Are


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Andrew Wheeler

Ciderist
Andrew spent a decade at Cartoon Network, but has a passion for the production process -- from charcuterie to cider. In 2011, Andrew started apprenticing at Heywood’s, an Atlanta artisanal butcher, learning the craft. He expanded a love for making things to cider and continues to refine the Treehorn Cider to build the best cider possible. U.S. Association of Cider Makers member.

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Mallory Law

Ciderist
Mallory began brewing 2009. She first tried cider after a day climbing trees and pressing apples in a hand-built wooden press, and has been drawn to transforming apples into cider ever since. Mallory is back from embassy work in Panama and brings a wealth of knowledge of craft cider from around the world as well as cider-specific apple varieties and yeast strains. U.S. Association of Cider Makers member.

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Nicole Wheeler

Finance
Nicole keeps track of the numbers at Treehorn, from financial forecasting to budgeting for business growth. With 15 years experience in media and marketing, Nicole specializes in marketing research and showing businesses how, when and where to find the best consumers. In her day job she identifies untapped market opportunity, mines consumer behavior and tracks market trends.

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Jason Marraccini

Business Operations
Jason founded Atlanta-based video production company ECG Productions in 2007, and has taken the operation from an unknown startup to a highly profitable industry leader. An Atlanta native, Jason's small business experience along with his passionate interest in local, sustainable food, farm-to-table dining and craft beer, cider & spirits make him an invaluable asset.

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Davina Marraccini

Sustainability
A sustainability expert, Davina has served in various capacities at the U.S. EPA for 14 years. After visiting a model small cidery in Asheville, she was inspired to bring a craft cider to Georgia. Treehorn’s vision is rooted in sustainability culture; she is responsible for understanding and minimizing environmental impact and promoting environmental responsibility among employees, consumers and the community.

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Justin Pierce

Business Dev. & Gov't Affairs
With 15 years of leadership experience, Justin has led multimillion sales and marketing plans, recently in the healthcare IT field. An admitted foodie, Justin combines his experience in building prosperous Georgia brands with his dedication to local cuisine. Justin is responsible for relationships with elected officials, as well as with regulatory and administrative officials.

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Kathryn Pierce, PhD

Quality Assurance
Kathryn works in pharmaceutical clinical trials. She also worked for more than ten years in the food and beverage industry, and combines scientific knowledge with industry experience. Kathryn is responsible for developing and overseeing processes that maintain the quality of Treehorn’s product while also providing scalability, in addition to consistency, as the company increases total output.

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The Process

Refreshing cider starts with really good juice. Not artificially flavored, generic juice, but juice from just-picked apples, bursting with flavor.

Treehorn uses fresh-pressed juice from regional orchards, we’re committed to apples grown as close to Atlanta as possible – no more than 150 miles away. We believe supporting local agriculture is good for sustainability, the economy of our state, the environment, and most of all our taste buds. Fresh tastes good for a reason.

So that magic that happens to turn juice into cider? It’s a little bit like making wine. You need yeast, really big tanks and time to make the cider perfect.

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