This Bloomberg article
answers the question and more. In summary, effective Jan. 1, 2014 a new license governs farm cideries in NYS similar to licenses for wine, beer and distilled products. Up to 150,000 gallons of cider made exclusively of apples grown within the state may be made per year. Cider may be purchased at the cidery and, unlike other alcoholic products, it may be distributed and sold to both liquor and grocery stores.