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“great cider”
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Ela Orchard
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Rochester
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

If your in the area, and in the Autumn time, stop in. Old farm type place with loads of charm. Bob the owner is usually around. Johnny Appleseed would be proud. Bob is the real deal as far as apple growers go. A life time "livelihood".

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

The selection of varieties is extensive. The prices are reasonable and the quality of the apples is fantastic. It's a bit of a drive for me but when I want to make pies or applesauce, I'm on my way. The folks that work there are so friendly.

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Reviewed October 15, 2011

Smells like apple cider. Cool so bring a jacket. I believe one of the owners is an author who made it onto Oprahs book show. A few movies were made from these books and very popular actresses have starred in them. One of the movies made from her book was, Map of The World, starring Susan Saradon.

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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Ela Orchard was an unexpected surprise. It is tucked away just west of Rochester on D, maybe eight miles east of Alpine Valley Music Theatre and Resort. There is a modest sign on the north side of the road, turn in and go down a long driveway, around the farmhouse, and right to the door of the Apple Barn.
No glitz here, just a wide variety of apples and pears, plus fresh-pressed cider and honey from their own hives. The owners are there to answer questions. This is not a farm stand with the tourist in mind, but an authentic Wisconsin orchard experience.
If you live in the northern Illinois/Chicago area or south-eastern Wisconsin it is worth the visit. Note, they are seasonally open daily from noon to six. We drove in early, not knowing their hours and they were happy to have us. My wife and I have visited dozens of orchards in Wisconsin and other states and Ela immediately became our favorite.

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