Johnny Rice loved the first taste of cider they had. When studying the botany and history of apples, a passion started. Working in horticulture in the black dirt region of New York, Johnny pursued cider as a hobbyist. From buying juice from local orchards to building they’re own press and grinder. They became an assistant at a local winery which put them on the path to being a cider maker at Orchard Hill Cider Mill. Rising to production manager Johnny does bartending, orchard management, making draft, single variety and sparkling ciders, as well as pommeau.