ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Trump Winery has become a well-known staple winery in Albemarle County.

“We’ve been making wine here at Trump Winery for 12 years now, and it’s been a joy just growing things here on the property,” said Jonathan Wheeler, the head winemaker and cidermaker at Trump Winery.

But the winery wanted to expand with a beverage that is having a moment of its own.

“We had this beautiful area that we thought would be perfect for an orchard, and we wanted to expand and provide another way that people could enjoy the local agriculture,” said Wheeler.

Trump Cidery is excited to bring something new to the table, by using the team’s excellent winemaking skills to create this new batch of cider.

“We’re using the traditional method of fermenting inside the bottle, just like the method of champagne, we are using that for our ciders now. We have a naturally carbonated, really rich and flavorful sparkling cider,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler says he thinks what sets Trump Winery apart is its location.

“It’s such a beautiful area, it’s such a pleasure to grow things on this mountainside. I think people will find that our customer service here is fantastic, and you’ll be able to find excellent ciders and wines, all in a very tight location,” said Wheeler.

He offers some suggestions for people who haven't been out to the winery before.

“For the winery, just the classic sparkling wine, the Blanc de Blanc is one of my favorites, it’s the go-to bubbles that you can drink at any time. And at the cidery, we have a mango habanero cider that is very popular, it has just enough heat and just enough of the sweetness to it, it really blends together well,” said Wheeler.

Trump Winery is open Wednesday through Monday, and Trump Cidery is open Friday through Sunday. It's preparing to expand its hours soon.