Diane Flynt grows cider apples in the southern Appalachians and writes about fruit, farming, and the South. A Georgia native, Diane worked for over twenty years in corporate America before seeing the light and returning to her farming roots. In 1997, Diane planted a cider apple orchard and founded Foggy Ridge Cider, the first cidery in the South. She is a four-time James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Beverage Professional, including Finalist in 2017 and 2018. She recently published Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South. Diane is active in national and state apple and cider initiatives and has played a leading role in promoting Virginia wine. She speaks on cider, farming and food culture.


Wild, Tamed, Lost, and Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South

March 24, 2024 1:30PM – 3PM

In this book, Diane Flynt shares her own journey as a farmer and cidery founder, along with interviews from other orchardists, cidermakers, farmers, and more.

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