New Urban Cidery puts down roots in Atlanta

We all know that North Georgia is famous for its apples.  And it’s the quality of that fruit that led an Atlanta couple away from its dream of getting into the wine business – and into a new career handcrafting cider.

Urban Tree Cidery was created by Maria and Tim Resuta, and recently launched with a manufacturing facility, tasting room, and event space on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta.  The apples for Urban Tree Hard Cider come from Mountain City Orchard in North Georgia, a family-owned orchard that produces ten varieties of apples.  Those apples are pressed for juice, which is then sent to the Atlanta manufacturing facility and turned into three “flagship” ciders (Classic, Original, and Barrel-Aged) and other specials.  Guests can try those ciders at the tasting room Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m., and Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Urban Tree Cidery, getting a look at how the ciders are made – and doing some taste-testing, too.