Vermont-Made Cider and Mead

A taste of Vermont is in every sip of hard cider and mead! 

Hard Cider is a very hot segment in our national business and here in Vermont, it's no different. Local apples pressed and fermented here in the 802 making a delicious and refreshing drink, learn more about our friends and partners here.

Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, and frequently fruits, spices, grains or hops. When you mix water and honey and ferment it with yeast, you get mead, an alcoholic drink often referred to as “honey wine.“ There are close to a 100 Meadery’s in the country, learn about our three partners we proudly represent here in Vermont.

Learn about how Mead is changing the game in Vermont!


our local Vermont hard cider and mead selection

Champlain Orchards

Shoreham, Vermont

Citizen Cider

Burlington, Vermont

Eden Specialty Ciders

Newport, Vermont

Groennfell Meadery

St. Albans, Vermont

Havoc Mead

St. Albans, Vermont


Vergennes, Vermont

“They do a great job!

West Addison General Store

“Farrell has shown their ability to adjust to the demands of the market and become more involved with small independent wine stores. Their wine portfolio has improved and has some nice “gems”, like Tutunjian.”

Denis Noel
Bennington Beverage Outlet

“Selling and building craft beer brands is a true team effort between brewery, distributor and retailer. Farrell Distributing does an outstanding job of working with us to develop and execute strategic plans in order to grow and strengthen our entire portfolio in the State of Vermont. Farrell is a tremendous teammate, who is a pleasure to work with!”

Dennis Fitziggons, Sales Manager
Harpoon New England

"Since 1994, Farrell Distributing has stepped up to the plate for us. The service, the selection, and most importantly, the staff always hit it out of the park."

Vermont Lake Monsters