Thanks to more than 500 of you, we blessed our orchard on a crisp sunny day in mid-February. It was a great day of fire, food, cider, Percheron horses, mask-making, and our sunset processional into the orchard led by the amazing Detroit Party Marching Band. Wassail! Check out our photo gallery and our recap video. Were you able to join us?
Wassail is the ancient tradition of singing and dancing in the orchard to bring forth a fruitful harvest. We hang toast on the trees, pour cider on the earth, and form a jovial procession to awaken the apple trees and scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest.
If you did not fulfill your holiday celebration quota this year, Virtue Cider has just the cure: our annual Wassail celebration. Historically, wassails occurred during New Year’s Eve and the celebrations have their roots in 5th Century Britain. Here's a bit more about the tradition: