Kettleborough Cider House was founded in 2011 by Tim Dressel. The Dressel Family has been growing apples in New Paltz for four generations, beginning with Tim’s Great-Grandfather Fred Dressel in 1923. After graduating from Cornell University in 2007, Tim returned to the family business and still works there full-time. Kettleborough Cider House was born out of his love of horticulture, farm business, and oenology (wine-making). Coming from our apple-growing heritage, we know that great hard cider begins with great apples. Therefore, we have begun planting nearly-extinct varieties of apples that are better suited for hard cider production than your typical grocery store varieties.