Charlotte Shelton has worn many hats over the years. The CEO of Vintage Virginia Apples is a longtime friend of Monticello’s Heritage Harvest festival and apple events – teaching workshops and providing cider education to hundreds of participants from across the country. The first born of the Shelton siblings, Shelton has career backgrounds in both academics (history) and the finance industry, and both serve her well in her active roll at the orchard. As any visitor to the Albemarle CiderWorks tasting room will discover, cider enjoys a rich history with deep roots in both Europe and America, and it is Shelton’s special pleasure to educate their patrons about that history. Additionally, she is the force behind planning and organizing workshops and special events, and enjoys exploring new avenues to enhance the production and enjoyment of the ciders the family produces. An avid cook, Shelton is the palate behind many of the suggested food pairings that accompany their cider tasting notes.