1911 Established Distillery
Lafayette, New York
Beak & Skiff is one of the largest and highest-profile
apple operations in New York, with 700 acres of land,
of which 400 are farmed.
It opened in 1911 when onion farmer George Skiff and dairy farmer Andrew Beak joined forces. It helped pioneer onsite retail apple sales and u-pick with its original Apple Hill buildings, on Lord's Hill Road (Route 80), back in 1975.
It has since broadened its operations to include a destination visitors center, a line of hard ciders and distilled spirits (1911 Established), and a big-time concert venue.
It has twice been named the best orchard in the United States by USA Today readers in 2015 and 2017.