Mercantile 1_Photo by Brandon Hambright

Blue Bee Cider’s Mercantile: Our meeting spot for the tours. (Photo by Brandon Hambright.)

Discover the story of Blue Bee Cider on this one-hour tour and tasting. Learn how we became Virginia’s first urban cidery, made our home in two distinct Richmond neighborhoods, and now create artisanal cider in a historic revitalized stables complex from the 1940s. Meet Blue Bee staff, get a behind-the-scenes look at our unique property, and experience our ciders in a guided tasting.

Cidery Tour

Public Tours

Tours are offered daily by reservation. Ticket pricing is as follows:

  • General Admission (Ages 21+): $15/person. Includes one-hour tour, guided cider tasting, and engraved wine glass.
  • Designated Driver/Non-Drinking: $10/person. Includes one-hour tour, glass of apple juice, and engraved wine glass.
  • Children ages 14 and under: $5/person. Includes one-hour tour & glass of apple juice.
  • Children ages 5 and under: free.


Private Tours

To book a private tour, please contact us at or (804) 231-0280. Please include date and time preferences and anticipated number of people.

Please note that only service dogs are allowed on the tours and tours take place in both inside and outside areas.