In 2006, after many years of making ciders and wines for ourselves and our friends, we decided to start a small artisan winery and cidery at our farm, the original 1883 Homestead Farm on Eaglemount. The 130-year-old heirloom cider orchard was our inspiration. We were continuing the tradition of the original homesteaders by making hard cider from the delicious 22 varieties of apples.
Jim found the old homestead in 1980 when he spotted the orchard in bloom from across the valley in Eaglemount. Since the farm had been abandoned for scores of years, the road had long overgrown. He bushwhacked through the brush and found the old cabin with its roof caved in and foundation rotted away. After buying the property, he brought the old cabin to life again by putting in a new foundation and a new roof from shakes he hewed from old growth cedar logs he found on the homestead. Over many years the farm slowly gained new life. The outbuilding became the winery with its root cellar becoming the underground cellar, which created the perfect environment for aging wines.
After our success in the beginning in making ciders we tried our hand at red wines, getting premium grapes from eastern Washington. And we loved the results. So when we decided to start a winery we became the only (at that time) winery and cidery in Washington.
The Right Place At the Right Time
Over the years our business grew, and our farm buildings and water supply became inadequate. In the Fall of 2014 we were lucky enough to find the perfect property to help our business grow: a beautiful iconic estate at the edge of Port Townsend, known as Arcadia. More hard work was in order, and now the Eaglemount Winery | Cidery property includes the Tasting Room, Arcadia Inn, the Palindrome Event Space, and the old orchard dating from 1908. More details on this amazing piece of paradise can be found on our Historic Arcadia Inn page.
PALINDROME EVENT SPACE Besides offering you our fine selection of products in our Tasting Room, we also offer a beautiful venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, concerts, dances, and more. Call us to find out more — (360) 385-1992.