Oct 21, 2020
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Kirk Billingsley, a lifelong resident of Monterey Virginia, founded Big Fish Cider, Co

Kirk Billingsley, a lifelong resident of Monterey Virginia, founded Big Fish Cider, Co after making cider as a hobby for over 20 years. Kirk grew up making sweet fresh pressed apple juice, with apples made from 10 old majestic heritage apple trees that grew around his family’s home in Monterey. One year, after purchasing a couple of gallons of sweet cider on his way home from college, he became acutely aware that the juice made from the apple trees around his home was special. That started a lifelong passion for apples. Kirk and his team at Big Fish grow over 20 varieties of apples and are constantly experimenting with wild varieties growing in the mountains of Highland County, Virginia.