About Us

Our Path

Red Clay Ciderworks launched in 2014 with a dream to make local, small-batch hard cider and a passion to share it. The seed was planted in 1995 when Jay was stationed in Sicily with the U.S.Navy, where a few local families invited him to help make the next year’s supply of wine. The camaraderie and satisfaction he experienced in working together to create libations from scratch sprouted a new interest in all things fermentable. Upon returning home, Jay began making beer and wine with a few Navy buddies, and despite the trial and error process every home brewer and wine maker goes through, the seed was planted and a new passion took root.

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Meet the Crew

Like most small companies we'll all wear many hats, pitching in wherever needed to bring you our cider. Until you can make it to the tap room to meet us, check out the more  link below to get an idea of who we are.

(Pictured from L to R: Jamie Bradish, Jay Bradish, Deanna Bradish and Jonathon Repholz)

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History of Cider

Have you ever wondered how hard cider came to be what it is today? No? Well, to be perfectly honest, it wasn't until we started making this intoxicating elixir that we delved into its history...

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