Our July 2017 cidrbox featured a curated assortment of Kite & String Cider and was sold through the Good Life organic farm and ciderhouse in the New York Finger Lakes • Join us for a cider tasting with the makers Jimmy and Garrett Miller »
A family of organic farmers and cidermakers in the Finger Lakes producing (among other goodness) American orchard cider from the living soil of Good Life Farm and nearby orchards • Cidermakers Garrett and Jimmy Miller
For Kite & String Cider it starts with the soil: A rich, resilient stew that organic farmers Melissa Madden and Garrett Miller cultivate through careful attention and the right application of grazers and growing things on the Good Life organic farm in Interlaken, New York.
Brother cidermakers Garrett and Jimmy Miller create their cider from a healthy harvest of New York-grown European bittersweets and sharps, as well as bright, acidic American heirloom fruit, grown in this living soil. It’s no coincidence that several of their ciders borrow their name from the earth itself, and the beverage in the glass evokes strong presence of place with aromas of damp earth and dark fruit.
Kite & String is a rebranding of the Good Life Cider label that won high praise from Mark Squires in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, where he describes their cider as: Pretty terrific. Clean, fresh and very dry, it has fine purity of fruit, an elegant demeanor and some controlled tension on the flavorful finish. Same cidermakers, same orchard, new name, and we’re excited to share some of the first incarnations of the Kite & String label with our subscribers in July.