Cider & Mead
We specialize in using heirloom variety apples from the many old homestead orchards here on the Olympic Peninsula. Our home orchard was planted in 1883 and is still producing strong, without use of chemicals or fertilizers. We blend in juice from our English and French cider orchard to add tannins and acids that these apples are famous for. We use local rhubarb (from our farm and other local farms), quince from the San Juan Islands, and other Washington grown fruit. Cider maker Trudy Davis excels at the art of blending these components to make flavorful and balanced ciders that appeal to cider newcomers and connoisseurs alike.
When crafting our meads, we love the way honey and fruit juice (apples, quince, pear, rhubarb, cranberry) enhance each other in the fermentation process, so instead of making a traditional mead from water and honey, we add honey to our freshly pressed juice and add honey to sweeten before bottling. We only use local Olympic Peninsula honey sourced from Sailing S Orchard in Sequim.
|Cranberry Quince Cider||Crisp, fragrant, and refreshing||$22.00|
|Lavender Quince Pear Cider|
Fragrant and mellow
Tart cherries, heirloom apples, and honey.
A light-mead-style wine from Peninsula-grown pears and honey.
Peninsula-grown heirloom apples and honey.
The original and first Ginger Cider!
Crafted from blackberries, boysenberries, heirloom apple, and jalapenos. Semisweet, slightly spicy, delicious!
|Ginger Peach Cider|
A unique blend of peach, ginger and heirloom apple varieties. The ginger spice of this cider is rounded out well by the hint of sweet peach for an exceptionally refreshing drink!
A very unique cider crafted from certified organic Aronia (the anti-oxidant superfruit), blueberries, and heirloom apples.
Fragrant, complex, savory and slightly sweet. Quince Cider is an incredibly delightful beverage made from an often misunderstood fruit. Featured in the New York Times and Sip Magazine!
Made with apples grown entirely on our original homestead orchard, this traditional dry cider is wonderfully crisp and refreshing. For those who enjoy a great no-nonsense dry cider, look no further!
Delightfully tart and red in color, our Cranberry Mead is a Northwest favorite around the holidays. Crafted with organic cranberries, apples and honey sourced from the Olympic Peninsula this beverage is sure to be a hit at your next big feast.
Seven different hop varieties add layers of tropical fruit, grapefuit, and citrus flavors to this semisweet hard cider.
A delightful mead crafted from certified organic locally grown quince and local honey.
“Best 50 wines under $30” (and only non grape wine) — Seattle Times
Our Raspberry Hopped Cider is a semi-sweet raspberry cider infused with 7 different hop varieties. Made with organic heirloom variety apples, organic raspberries from our farm and a neighboring farm. This cider is very popular in our tasting room with remarks like “wow, I’ve never tasted anything like this!”. A great alternative to beer for those seeking gluten free beverages. 8% alcohol
A semi-sweet cider crafted from heirloom apple varieties and rhubarb grown here on our farm and other local farms. Wildly popular in our tasting room for its refreshing rhubarb twang and just the right sweetness.
A semi-sweet cider crafted from heirloom apple varieties grown here on our farm and other local farms. Fermented with wild yeasts.
Raspberries and Ginger in a fragrant, balanced, semisweet cider.
Gold Award—Seattle Wine Awards