David Bower, Sr. bought Mayer's Cider Mill in 1962, hoping that the maxim "like father, like son" would come true for him. His father had made high-quality apple ciders and grape juices for years in northern Pennsylvania, and with his new mill David hoped to follow in these footsteps. More than 50 years later, it's clear that David not only succeeded?he surpassed his original goal.
Today, Mayer's Cider Mill doesn't just brew ciders and press juices. At is two locations?one in Webster, the other in Hilton?visitors sip the mill's wines, nosh on classic apple fritters, and wander through a sprawling garden, smelling the flowers and trying really hard to smell the shrubs. The team also furnishes at-home winemakers with essential supplies, such as crushed and de-stemmed grapes.