It’s an Atlanta first! Urban Tree Cidery opened on the Westside in March at 1465 Howell Mill Road. It is the culmination of years of planning by the Resuta family who owns 150 acres of property in North Georgia, near Clayton, upon which 1200 apple trees grow. Tim Resuta, a former dentist, is the primary cider maker and orchard manager. Maria, his wife, manages all business aspects, and Jamie Waice, Maria’s sister, is the tasting room manager and events coordinator. All three are certified cider makers.
Here are some things you may want to know about Urban Tree’s cider. It’s completely gluten-free and is only sweetened with apple juice from the orchard, never with sugar or corn syrup. All apples are grown in Urban Tree’s orchards in Georgia and is produced in the Howell Mill Road facility, adjacent to the tasting room in large carbonation and fermentation tanks, aging barrels and chambers. The delicious ciders literally are farm to table!
The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday with tons of fun activities including corn hole Wednesdays, music, and an array of tasty food trucks that serve a variety of foods from tacos and barbecue to biscuits. It’s a great place to hold a special event. First-time visitors should get a flight of four ciders which may include: Original (dry), Classic (semi-sweet), Barrel-aged (a hint of caramel) and Ginger Habanero (peppery ginger-a must try!). Urban Tree Cidery also has a full bar.
Tasting room hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm