Paul and Amanda Vander Heide started Vander Mill in 2006. The vision was simple: build a small-town cider mill where people can feel at home. The brand quickly gained momentum and a new production facility and taproom was opened in Grand Rapids in 2016. Today, Vander Mill distributes regionally with the same craft and care at its core.
We work with local apple farmers who grow the best modern and heirloom cider apples right here in West Michigan. Every drop of our award-winning cider that comes out of a can or keg has been squeezed from an apple, but after you try one, you’ll see that not all cider is fruity and sweet. We combine flavors from other fruits and spices that straddle the line between traditional and modern. We aim to create a complex flavor that is both delicious and innovative!