Cold Hollow’s Vermont legacy continues under new ownership – Vermont Biz

by | Nov 1, 2022 | Business

Vermont Business Magazine Paul and Gayle Brown, longtime owners of Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center, Vermont, recently completed the sale of their iconic business to former Stowe Cider General Manager Dan Snyder and a small investor group. Cold Hollow, well known for its cider donuts, specialty foods, and fresh cider pressed on an old-fashioned rack-and-cloth press, is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The business is located on 16 acres in Waterbury on Route 100 between Ben & Jerry’s and the village of Stowe.
Former Owners Proud of What They Helped Create
The Browns bought the mill in 2000 and worked hard over two decades to create a healthy, Vermont-focused retail attraction that values customers, employees, and the environment. With a focus on “keeping it real” and fostering a non-corporate feel for the mill, the Browns built the operation into one of the largest tourist attractions in Vermont, growing its mail order business, launching a line of ten artisan hard ciders, and adding a tasting room.
Gayle Brown, Dan Snyder and Paul Brown. Courtesy photos.
Their direct business-to-customer approach did not rely on big distributors. “We loved building the business into something positive for everybody” Paul Brown explained. “Creating an authentic and ‘non-corporate’ Vermont experience was hard but gratifying work. It was also a lot of fun. At the end of the day, the mill belongs to Vermont…there is no one more equipped to own and operate the Cider Mill moving forward than Da …

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