HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- The region's first hard cidery is coming to Phoebus.
Sly Clyde Ciderworks will open a tasting room in a renovated, historic house. The business also will feature a production building, a large outdoor seating area, and a small heirloom apple orchard.
“The investment Sly Clyde Ciderworks will make in Hampton, along with their commitment to source 100 percent of their apples from Virginia growers, demonstrates the impact agriculture can have on urban areas of the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe.
The company plans to distribute its products to restaurants throughout the region.
“Phoebus is becoming a hub of new businesses as a result of investments from the City of Hampton and the Commonwealth of Virginia. We plan for our locally crafted Sly Clyde Cider to be one of the anchors in Phoebus' renewal,” said Tim Smith of Sly Clyde Ciderworks.
The cidery is expected to open in Fall of 2017, according to its website.