50 States of Cider: Ciderland USA: Washington

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CIDERLAND USA: WASHINGTON

Includes Makers of Cider, Perry, Fruit Wines, Meads, and Ice Ciders.
Last updated February 17, 2013.
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WASHINGTON
CIDER MAKERS (14):
 A
Alpenfire Cider
Port Townsend, WA  
D
Dragon’s Head Cider
Vashon Island, WA
E
Eaglemount Wine and Cider
Port Townsend, WA
F
Finnriver Farm and Ciderhouse
Chimacum, WA
L
Liberty Cider  NEW twitter  @LibertyCider 
Spokane, WA
M
Methow Valley Ciderhouse 
Winthrop, WA
O
Orondo Cider Works 
Orondo, WA
R
Red Barn Cider
Mt. Vernon, WA
Rockridge Orchards and Cidery 
Enumclaw, WA
S
Snowdrift Cider Co. 
East Wenatchee, WA
Spire Mountain Hard Ciders Fish Brewing Company
Olympia, WA
T
Tieton Cider Works 
Tieton, WA
W
Westcott Bay Cider 
San Juan Island, WA
Whiskey Barrel Cider Company
Pullman, WA
Whitewood Cider 
Olympia, WA
 
STATE & REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Northwest Cider Association
The Northwest Cider Association is a trade organization formed by cider producers throughout the Pacific Northwest in order to promote awareness of regional artisanal ciders among the public.
Visit NWCA – By the Glass or By The Bottle – to find cider vendors in Washington State.
 
WASHINGTON APPLE & CIDER FACTS:
Washington is the No. 1 apple producing state in the USA. 
Washington’s State Fruit is the apple.
Washington has 7 main apple production areas.
It’s believed the first apple seeds arrived at Fort Vancouver, in what is now Washington State, by traveling in a gentleman’s waistcoat pocket via a Hudson Bay Company sailing vessel in 1826 .
The fascinating history of Washington’s (still living) Oldest Apple Tree, complied by Robert J. Cromwell, Ph.D., Archaeologist with the National Parks Service and Fort Vancouver, can be read here.
 
sources: 
http://www.applejournal.com
http://www.agribusiness-mgmt.wsu.edu
http://www.cityofvancouver.us
 
Please leave a comment if you have Washington State cider resources to add.
 
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3 thoughts on “50 States of Cider: Ciderland USA: Washington

  1. I’m fairly certain that Sheffield only makes non-alcoholic sparkling juices. It’s unclear from their website if this is true, but that’s how their products are described here: http://www.sweetwatercellars.com/apple.html. If it’s true, I should remove Sheffield from my map!

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    • Thank you for the Sweetwater Cellars link, was not aware of that site. And thanks for pointing out it appears Sheffield only makes sweet ciders, no mention on their site about ABV or “hard” cider. I just sent them an email to confirm they only make sweet cider and are not imminently going into hard cider production. Thanks for the reminder that even though it’s juice or cider to us here at USofC – not everyone, including the US government follows that line of thinking. Adjusting the entry now.

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  2. […] posted our first A-Z List: WASHINGTON, on January 16, 2013. We recorded 14 Washington cider making […]

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