Lt. Gov. Hochul, Albany-area officials toured Nine Pin Ciderworks in commemoration of five year anniversary of N.Y.’s farm cidery law

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (center) poses with (L-R) Alejandro del Peral, co-founder and cider maker, Nine Pin Ciderworks, Darius Shahinfar, Albany City Treasurer, Mark Eagan, President, Capital Region Chamber, and Sonya del Peral, co-founder and manager, Nine Pin Ciderworks during a tour of Nine Pin’s production facility on Feb. 27, 2019 in Albany, N.Y. (photo credit: Relentless)

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2019) — — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was joined by Albany-area elected and business officials for a tour of Nine Pin’s tasting room and production facilities in Downtown Albany.

The tour marked the five year anniversary of the innovative New York State farm cidery law, signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Nine Pin was issued the first farm cidery license in state history in February 2014; today, more than 40 farm cideries make the Empire State their home.

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About Nine Pin Cider Works: Nine Pin Cider Works is New York’s first farm cidery. Founded in 2013 and based in New York’s capital city, Albany, Nine Pin cider products can be found in hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retailers throughout New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Nine Pin produces all ciders, sourced from Capital Region and Hudson Valley apples, in its 17,000 sq. ft. cidery facility and tasting room in Albany’s Warehouse District. Be Revolutionary®, Consider The Apple®, and Drink New York Apples®.