Eleanor Léger and her husband and partner Albert founded Eden Ice Cider Company in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in 2007. There they produce specialty ciders, including ice ciders, aperitifs, and naturally sparkling hard ciders from 100% locally-grown apples.
Eleanor is a former software executive and consultant with 25 years of business experience in strategic planning and product management. She has an Economics degree from Harvard, and an MBA from Wharton. She is the Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for the United States Association of Cider Makers, the founder and board member of the Vermont Cider Makers Association, and past member of the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Board and the Vermont Culinary Tourism Council.
Eden’s specialty ciders are distributed in 18 states and the District of Columbia. It is the first cidery in the US to received the Slow Food ‘Snail of Approval’ for being good, clean and fair. Their ciders have won numerous gold medals and 90+ point ratings, and have been recognized in The Art of Eating, Food & Wine, Edible Manhattan and “The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine”. Eleanor & Albert grow over 40 varieties of apples at their holistically managed farm, where they live with two border collies, and occasionally receive visits from their two grown children.