Stuart Madany

Cidermaker and Orchard Manager at Castle Hill Cider
Stuart Madany

Degrees in Economics and Architecture unpredictably led to apple farming and cider making.  Stuart Madany has been Cidermaker and Orchard Manager at Castle Hill Cider since its beginning.  With more than 30 varieties of apples trialed and ongoing efforts to develop a practical program for organic growing in the Mid Atlantic setting, the cider making program at Castle Hill is in a constant state of experimentation to increase quality.  Madany’s fascination with the effects of form, and material, and with sustainability are expressed in the first importation of qvevri to the US, and their first use for modern cidermaking.