Original Sin cidery seeking Columbia County venue

The Original Sin Cidery, currently headquartered in New York City, is heading for the country, thanks in part to a state business expansion grant.

The Watershed Group, the corporate name of the 10-year-old cider maker, will use a $200,000 development grant to help finance the purchase of a parcel of land in Ancram, Columbia County, to build a cidery, tasting room and plant and to maintain an orchard.

That will allow Original Sin to use Hudson Valley apples exclusively for its products, and to  crush and press onsite.

The company was founded by Gidon Coll, who has been making cider for 17 years. He experiments with the heirloom varieties he grows on his family’s old dairy farm in the Hudson Valley.

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