California

California the golden state with its beaches, movie stars, Disneyland and extensive agricultural areas throughout the state and especially in the San Joaquin Valley also has over 100 apple orchards and numbers of other fruit and nut orchards and growing areas. Though it has been called "The food basket of the World", the San Joaquin Valley has not been nationally recognized for the diversity of its produce. Oranges, peaches, garlic, tangerines, tomatoes, kiwis, hay, alfalfa and numerous other crops have been harvested with great success. With this agricultural abundance available, California also now has 24 large and small cider producers that create quality ciders from apples, pears and a number of other delicious fruits grown in the state.


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http://acecider.com/
Ace Cider- Our Award-Winning Ace Hard Ciders are very pure, clean and refreshing because we use ONLY the best eating apples for our juice and the best ingredients we can buy, There is a big difference between Ace Hard Ciders and other brands. We realized that the cider industry in the United States had been weakened in the past by some poor quality ciders on the market and some consumers have been turned off. Now is the time to try something new and exciting to drink. ACE hard ciders are great refreshment, chilled on their own and elegant enough to bring to the dinner table, pour in your favorite glass and have with a variety of meals.
2064 Gravenstein Highway North, Building 4
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 829-1101

   THE CIDERS:

Ace Apple- has an apple nose and a clean dry finish. It tastes like a Sauvignon Blanc. It is made out of 100 per cent apple juice and is all natural, gluten-free and low-calorie like the rest of our cider range. Ace Joker- is our driest cider, made from 100% apple juice; it has champagne characteristics, yeasty with an alcohol of 6.9%. It won the 2013, San Diego Cider and Beer Festival and took a Gold Ribbon as the Best Cider in the competition.
Ace Perry- First released in 1996, this is the first Perry cider made in California. It became very popular very quickly, as it is so refreshing. It is made from apple and pear juices. We use champagne yeast in all our ciders and ferment for 10-14 days.
Ace Berry- This cider is a sweeter cider at 5% alcohol by volume. We ferment the apple juices for 14 days to dryness and then add back fresh blackberry and raspberry juices to produce a light purple cider.. Ace Apple Honey-  With a dry fermented apple base we add Gipson’s Sonoma Wildflower Honey, which is getting more and more expensive. We finish up with a golden colored cider at 5% alcohol by volume with a slight spritz because of the density of the honey. The cider starts the palate with sweetness and then finishes dry. Ace Pumpkin- We add cinnamon, cloves and allspice to fermented apple juice to produce a 5 per cent cider which tastes like pumpkin pie. It is orange in color with a full rich taste that makes you want more….we carbonate the cider, cold- filter it four times before we bottle and keg it. This cider is released after Labor Day and is ideal for Halloween through Thanksgiving; although some customers think we should make it year round.





AppleGarden Farm - Tomales, CA
 


 http://www.applegardenfarm.com/
Applegarden Farm, We grow organic apples for our own brand of hard cider. Our apples are the heritage varieties such as Kingston Black, Kerrys Irish Pippen, Nehou, Stayman Winesap, Roxbury Russet and several other russet-type apples, as well as various crab apples which add tannins and body to the lighter apple juice. We have a few sweet apples for early picking, but the majority of the apples are too bitter and sharp to enjoy as dessert fruit. Our orchard is certified by Marin Organic and our cider is made using all natural yeast. We harvest the apples over a long period of time in the fall,  picking each variety as it becomes ripe and storing for a few weeks so that the natural sugars increase.
3875 Tomales-Petaluma Road Tomales, California
94971 
 
(707) 878-9152










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    THE CIDER: Applegarden Farm Hard Cider- Our “style” of artisan cider is a still, dry, farmhouse variety with apple “notes” which is very different from the commercial brands which tend to be sweet and “fizzy.” This cider pairs well with many of the sharp cheeses as well as spicy foods. It is especially nice with the local oysters!




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https://www.bonnydoonvineyard.com/
Bonny Doon Vineyards- Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous world with its pioneering efforts with Rhône varieties. Grahm was one of California's original Rhône Rangers. Since adopting Biodynamic® farming practices in 2004, Bonny Doon Vineyard wines evince a deeper sense of place, complexity, and varietal expression and a noticeable sense of organization. We aim to make the most soulful wines we can possibly muster—wines of vibrant vitality.

 
2805 Mission Street,
Santa Cruz, California
95017 

(831) 425-3625
























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THE CIDER: Query Sparkling Hard Cider- What might a blend of apple, pear, and quince taste like naturally fermented (with indigenous yeast)? Result (not surprisingly): The ethereal suggestion of pineapple quince; the pungent, heady, dusky perfume of pear; and the earthy succulence of apple. I never thought I'd see... a pome as lovely as Querry. Crisp in acidity and bone dry, Querry is the perfect accompaniment to, well, essentially everything. It is composed of virtually everything, but most significantly: 58% pear, 33% apple, and 9% quince.




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Boonville Cider House - Boonville, California

 
http://www.bitehard.com/
Booneville Cider House-  With an orchard first mentality, Boonville Cider House uses its favorite varieties of apples to put the finest cider into every can, bottle, and keg. Made with gumption, and drank with gusto, the Boonville Cider House is less a place and more a state of mind. Right now the radical folks at N2 Wines in Yountville are sharing their facility with us, until we break ground in Boonville on our dream facility. So crack a can and taste Autumn in Boonville, taste us wassailing beneath the stars, and taste the hard work and great times that go into every gallon.

PO Box 564
Booneville, California
95415

(707) 901-7756














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THE CIDER: Bite Hard Apple is a crisp, semi dry cider, slow fermented from heirloom Northern California apples in an English tradition. Made from tannic and full bodied fruit, this cider carries its distinctive BITE with a clean and unique apple finish and citrus notes. We take the time to seek out and preserve the best that Autumn has to offer.





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Common Cider Company - Drytown, CA

https://www.facebook.com/CommonCider
 
Common Cider Co.- Roots so deep they go all the way back to Prohibition. Crafted American Apple and Pear Ciders, infused with botanicals and seasonal flavors.
 
Drytown, California











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THE CIDERS: Hard Apple Cider, Pear, Lemon Saison, Bibiscus Saison and Blood Orange





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http://www.crispincider.com/ 

 Crispin- Classically refined, but not styled as a traditional "sweet beer" beer alternative, Crispin ciders are crisp and clean, not sweet and sticky and never sacrifice superior quality refreshment satisfaction for overbearing complexity. Always true to the apple, Crispin Hard Ciders naturally fermented in the USA use fresh pressed apple-juice, not from apple juice concentrate, from a premium blend of US West Coast apples, with no added malt, grape wine or spirit alcohol. Crispin’s unique USA produced ciders are smoothed with pure apple juice or from natural sugar sources like organic honey or organic maple syrup, and contain no added colorants, sorbate or benzoate preservatives.

Crispin Cider was puchased by MillerCoors Company in 2012.
Colfax, California
95713

(800) 648-0800

   
















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 THE CIDERS:

Brown's Lane- Authentically British from it's bespoke British Racing Green tailoring to its superb craftsmanship, but most defined by its World Champion racing spirit. 100% pressed, fermented and produced in England, Crispin Browns Lane is a deliciously dry, classic English cider. Crispin Original- Crisp over ice. A classically styled, but untraditional hard apple cider. Fruit forward, with a fresh, crunchy appley nose and a deliciously creamy, refreshingly crisp mouth feel. Crispin Brut- European-style extra-dry over ice. The ”champagne” of ciders; combining subtlety and sophistication; the epitome of unforced elegance. A crisp fresh apple bouquet with a brisk, refined finish that lingers on the palate.
Crispin Light- Bright over ice. America’s first light cider. Refreshingly light. Invigorating and full-flavored. A clean and cool, brisk and modern cider with delicate undertones that’s deliciously bright and refreshing and usually served with a lemon slice for a long cold spritzer-style refreshment.

Crispin Honey Crisp Artisanal Reserve™- is a small batch, hand crafted, super-premium hard apple cider smoothed with real organic honey for a rich, creamy, full-bodied crisp taste. Smooth over ice.

The Saint- is a uniquely debonair & elegant cider, a cider to convert skeptics. Naturally fermented using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, and fermented with Belgian Trappist beer yeasts, The Saint boasts a sweet floral bouquet that develops a yeasty, herbal complexity.
Bohemian- Naturally fermented with authentic Pilsner lager yeast, using a premium blend of unpasteurized fresh pressed apple-juice, not from concentrate, with no added malt, spirit, or grape alcohol.

Bare Naked- organic- is a stripped down, unencumbered hard cider. Naturally fermented using “Forbidden Fruit” wit yeast and unpasteurized fresh-pressed apple juice. A secondary fermentation using sparkling wine yeast, rounds out this bright and natural beauty.

Georgia- Cider with a little devil in it, but the dog doesn’t bite. The sound of the rain and the distant midnight train brings Georgia to mind. An elegant, spicy blend of Colfax Classic apple-wine superbly aged inBourbon American whiskey barrels. The final blend is finished with Georgia peach-juice, a hint of mint and a kiss of Tupelo honey aged in Bourbon barrels.








Devoto Orchards


http://www.devotocider.com/      
Devoto Orchards Cider- We are a small family farm and cidery, but the largest cidery in California that uses exclusively CA-grown certified organic apples. Since 1976, we’ve grown nearly 100 varieties of heirloom and cider apples that we use in our farmstead cider blends. Our commitment to integrity and stewardship of the land holds true in every bottle of Devoto Orchards Cider. Our ciders are an expression of the terroir, microclimate, and intensive farming techniques that we employ. Made from our estate-grown apples, we approach cidermaking from a winemaking prospective and only ferment ciders when apples are at the peak of their ripeness and fresh off the tree from the months of August-November. Our small-batch, artisanal ciders are meant to be enjoyed with friends and family because they’re extremely versatile, refreshing, and food-friendly. 
655 Gold Ridge Road
Sebastopol, California
           
(707) 634-4858



















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   THE CIDERS:

100% Gravenstein, Single Varietal Cider. Made from 100% Gravenstein apples, an heirloom apple variety that our county was once famous for but is now disappearing as the orchards are being pulled out and replaced with wine grapes. So we are calling it "SAVE THE GRAVENSTEIN" as part of our mission is to increase awareness for the variety. Backyard - is a blend of local residents’ rescued backyard apples. Every year in west Sonoma County, thousands of pounds of backyard apples are wasted because the average person cannot use all the fruit from their trees, so we were inspired to put these historic apples to use.
1976 - is a hommage to the year Stan & Susan Devoto left Berkeley to move ‘back to the land’ and planted our family’s first orchard in west Sonoma County. Visionaries of their time, they valued biodiversity and cultivated vegetables, flowers, and 55 heirloom apple varieties that we still grow today.
Cidre Noir- In November, as winter draws near, we bundle up and harvest the last and most charismatic of our apples.  These hearty varieties hang on the tree for nearly 7 months, slowly developing deep and concentrated flavors.  The Arkansas Black, Black Twig, and Black Jonathan apples make up the backbone of the Noir.  Thirteen more heirloom varieties balance body with refreshing crispness. 






Domaine Le Mieux


http://www.domainelemieuxwine.com/index.php
Domaine Le Mieux After purchasing the small See Canyon farm in 2006, Karen and Wayne Le Mieux were unexpectedly gifted with a bountiful apple crop. They gathered the Le Mieux family, young and old, to pick, press and produce both sweet and hard cider. Their “Apple Champagne" – Vin De Pomme – was born. Determined to make an apple wine that is as interesting as a grape wine, we set on an adventure to learn about wine making and traditional Champagne techniques. Vin De Pomme is crafted from select apple varieties picked at the peak of ripeness. The unique See Canyon climate produces apples with exceptional balance and clarity.
See Canyon Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 706-0411

       THE CIDER: Vin De Pomme- has delicate fresh apple aromas and flavors.  It is crisp, dry and 100% apple providing antioxidants and nutritious minerals.  A California  Sparkling Apple wine produced in the tradition of  French Champagne.  The Vin De Pomme  rests in the bottle for at least  six to twelve months marrying the delicate flavors. 





Mendocino Pinot Noir. from left: 2010 Drew Morning Dew Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir; 2010 Straight Line Mendocino Pinot Noir; 2010 Londer Vineyards Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Photo: Craig Lee, Special To The Chronicle
 

 
 http://www.drewwines.com/
Drew Winery,  Our connection to the land does not end with wine. We are also apple farmers. Our 15 acre orchard was planted in the early 1960's. Named after the original Blossom School that was first located adjacent to this orchard where the children of the orginal homesteader families on this ridge attended kindergarten thru third grade. There are 6 varieties of apples planted here that include Gravensteins, Golden Delicious, Rhode Island Greenings, Jonathans, Rome Beauties and Red Delicious.  So what does the next chapter hold for this beautiful heritage orchard? We love our orchard and want to do right by it; we feel we have become orchard preservationists by default. Apples are not a really a viable business unless you make something with them. With that experimental vision,we are currently conjuring up a vintage sparkling cider.  Check back for updates!
9000 Hwy 128
Philo, California
95466

(707) 877-1771























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   THE CIDERS: Coming Soon, 2014!






 

http://foxbarrel.com

Fox Barrel Ciders Fermented from Pure Pear-Juice are deliciously light, but not too sweet, Fox Barrel ciders are made with pure-pear-juice using U.S. West Coast Pears. Available in Pacific Pear, Apricot Pear, and Blackberry Pear flavors, Fox Barrel pear based ciders are naturally elegant, yet have a mouthwatering juice complexity and fresh pear bouquet. America’s first, truly pure pear-juice based cider line, Fox Barrel makes Pear Ciders that are naturally fermented using 100% pear juice, not from pear juice concentrate, or flavored hard apple cider.

Fox Barrel has been a subsidiary of Crispin Cider since 2010

1213 S. Auburn Street #A
Colfax, California
95713

(530) 346-9699

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Pacific Pear- Naturally fermented using 100% pear juice, not from pear juice concentrate or pear-flavored hard apple cider. Filtered cold for extra purity, and smoothed with pear juice. With no added colorants, sugar, sorbate or benzoate preservatives. No added malt, spirit, grape or apple alcohols.  Apricot Pear- Naturally elegant and refreshingly adult with a delicate sweetness and a faint tartness. A velvety mouth-feel, a slight musky complexity, complemented by a fresh-fruit sunny bouquet. Blackberry Pear- Naturally elegant, refreshingly adult with an authentic blackberry dark-fruit taste and a sweet-sharp fresh tang. Mouthwatering juicy complexity. Luscious pear-berry bouquet.
Wit Pear- Fermented With Natural Orange Peel & Coriander, Infused With Organic Honey. Naturally fermented using 100% pear juice not from pear juice concentrate or flavored hard apple cider. Unfiltered using racked pear wine. Apricot-colored, smoothed with organic honey.  Rhubarb and Elderberry- Pearfectly sharp. A vinous, tart, plum colored pear cider infused with Rhubarb and Elderberry juices and organic honey. Wild Orchard™ is a uniquely stripped, wild and sexy cider. A cider with a single ingredient; hard pear cider. Naturally fermented using champagne yeast and pure fresh-pressed pear juice. A softly sparkling, fresh & lively pear cider. Frisky, a little wild, with an authentic natural pear nose, and a loose-limbed off-dry finish.
English Perry-  100% Made In England. 100% pressed and naturally fermented in England. Made with only premium pears, smoothed with pure pear juice. No added flavors, colorants, malt, spirit or apple alcohols. No sorbate or benzoate preservatives.

Pear Naked - is a uniquely stripped, wild and sexy cider. Naturally fermented using “Forbidden Fruit” wit yeast and unpasteurized fresh-pressed organic pear juice. Secondary fermentation using sparkling wine yeast rounds out this bright loose-limbed natural beauty.

 






 


http://www.hornsbys.com/

Hornsby's Cider- Inspired by George, crafted in America. At Hornsby's Hard Cider, we take pride in producing unique and tasty beverages. We take select apples and ferment them naturally, using only the highest quality yeasts, in order to craft our delicious Amber Draft and Crisp Apple Hard Cider. Our unique process and fine ingredients generate a crisp, flavorful, and refreshing cider. At Hornsby's, cider is more than a business; it's a way of life.

PO Box 1130
Modesto,
CA
95353

(877) 467-6729


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   THE CIDERS:

Crisp Apple- In the English tradition of pubdraft hard apple ciders, Hornsby's® is a popular complement to any friendly gathering. It is the brand that possesses premium quality with a traditional look and feel. Enjoy Hornsby's pub draft ciders cold in a traditional pint glass with your favorite snack. It's great on its own or mixed with your favorite lager or stout beer to create popular pub favorites. Amber Draft- In the English tradition of pubdraft hard apple ciders, Hornsby's® is a popular complement to any friendly gathering. It is the brand that possesses premium quality with a traditional look and feel. Enjoy Hornsby's pub draft ciders cold in a traditional pint glass with your favorite snack. It's great on its own or mixed with your favorite lager or stout beer to create popular pub favorites.





 



http://julianhardcider.biz/
Julian Hard Cider- Since the first American settlers arrived to our country over 300 years ago until prohibition in the 1920′s, hard cider was the original drinking man’s beverage on the farm, in the factories and through our coastal shipyards. Located in the frontier gold mining town of Julian, California, our growing company continues the American tradition of handcrafted, quality hard cider production using the finest ingredients, painstaking attention to detail and good old fashioned hard work. The recipe originates from 1670 colonial America and is comparable to the finest British ciders. Unlike many “impostor” hard ciders on the market, it is easy to have more than one pint of Julian Hard Cider as we do not use concentrated apple Juice or additives which leave the drinker with a lingering sugary film and after-taste. One taste of our premium hard cider and you will experience why Julian Hard Cider is “American to the Core”.

4470 Julian Rd.
Julian, California
92036

(760) 765-2500


   THE CIDERS:

Julian Harvest Apple Cider is lightly carbonated, slightly tart, perfectly blended cider with a clean, dry finish. In the finest tradition of American cider-making, we source our Harvest Apple cider from only the freshest apples in the United States. Drink what the Founding Mothers and Fathers used to enjoy after a hard day’s work. Made from only fresh-pressed apples with no juice concentrates or added sugars, Julian Harvest Apple Cider is the truest form of hard apple cider you will find on the market.  Our Cherry Bomb is a clean, crisp, hard apple cider infused with juice from the Montmorency Cherry, (a world-renowned “superfruit” loaded with antioxidants and prized for it’s intense, tart cherry flavor).  100% gluten-free, we make all our hard ciders from the freshest apples in the United States.  All our recipes have their roots in the rich, Colonial American tradition of cider making.  Julian Hard Cider Black and Blue- 100% fresh-pressed, with no apple juice concentrates, we make all our hard cider from the freshest apples in the United States. This gluten free, 100% natural hard cider is infused with the juice of American-grown and sustainably farmed Blackberries and Blueberries.  




















 

 


http://www.lonemadrone.com/bristols-cider/
Lone Madrone Winery and Bristols cider is a part of the Lone Madrone winery, owned and operated by brother and sister Neil and Jackie and Neil's wife Marci. Jackie and Neil grew up in the West Country of England which is very much cider country. We are not talking murky apple juice here but the fermented version. When Neil moved to California he was disappointed to find none of the traditional beverage of his home, of which he had been known to partake on occasion. So in 1994 Neil began making small batches of cider from local apples under the Bristols name. Since that time it has evolved into a small line up of ciders. These ciders are all from select varieties of local apples, primarily from See Canyon and Paso Robles, although we have played with fruit from Oregon. All ciders are 100% apple juice and fermented on the native yeasts of the fruit. We ferment different ciders in different casks, some in retired Bourbon casks some in retired white wine barrels but most in stainless steel.
2485 Highway 46 West
Paso Robles, California
93446

(805) 238-0845


























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   THE CIDERS:  

Bristols Cider Semi-Dry- Made from various local apples, fermented and aged in a combination of retired wine and bourbon barrels along with stainless steel, this semi dry cider is refreshing with a hint of vanilla brought by the bourbon cask a light effervescents and a pile of apples makes for a tasty treat on a summer day.
Black Bart Cider-  Anne Bonny- is made from 100% Granny Smith apples. Crisp and refreshing it is the perfect beverage with food or on a hot summers day.  
Blackbeard Cider- Made from 100% Arkansas Black apples and barrel aged in Bourbon barrels this is a serious cider!!
Calico Jack Cider-   Hibernation- is a seasonal winter cider consisting of a blend of crab apple juice and Bristols original. Unlike the other Bristols ciders, Hibernation is a slightly sweet, yet nicely balanced with the tartness and high acidity of the crab apple. 






 


http://murrayscyder.com/
Murray’s Cyder was established in Sonoma County, California in 1998 with the guiding mission of making the highest quality, old-world cider from only organic apples. Our hand-crafted ciders are slowly fermented to fully express the intensity of the fruit and are aged to develop richness and complexity. The exceptionally fine bubbles result from a gentle secondary fermentation. Our ciders are gluten-free and are made without added sulfites.
2200 Pine View Way, Suite C
Petaluma, California
94954

(707) 820-4720

   THE CIDERS:


Murray's Cider- Light crisp acidity balanced with honeyed fruit and earthy undertones, this semi-dry cider has roundness on the mid-palate, with a hint of sweetness and a clean finish. A lengthy in-bottle secondary fermentation has made for a long-lasting effervescence that livens the essence of the fruit on the palate. NCider- A light, crisp, American-style cider made from organic, Sonoma County apples. Murray's Reserve Cider- Slightly spicy, floral, with hints of pear, this 100% barrel fermented cider has bright acidity and a rich mouth fell.  If properly cellared, should age well for years to come. Very limited production.






Oak Glen Cider Mill - Fresh Cider
 
            https://www.facebook.com/lostorchard
Oak Glenn Cider Mill and Lost Orchard Cider- Lost Orchard Cider is made from heirloom apples in the historic apple community of Oak Glen, Ca. Our cider is made the old fashioned way, by hand. Our goal is to produce both traditional American ciders, as well as new cider styles. Lost Orchard Ranch has been producing Lost Orchard sweet cider and other apple products for several years and is now working on making our hard ciders available for purchase!

39904 Memory Lane
Oak Glen, California
92399

(951) 453-1876



   THE CIDERS: Lost Orchard Hard Cider Coming Soon, 2014!






 



http://www.rabbitsfootmeadery.com/
Rabbit's Foot Meadery and Red Branch Cider- produces award winning mead - honey wine, hard ciders and our famous braggot. Our recipes and methods have been perfected over a period of more than fifteen years and combine the latest in fermentation technology with historical recipes to create unique mead - honey wine in a style that is like no other. All of our mead, ciders, dessert mead and braggots-honey ales, are produced using the finest honey available without the addition of added sulfites.
           
1246 Birchwood Drive
Sunnyvale, California
94089

(408) 747-0770

   THE CIDERS:

Hard Apple and Honey Cyser- This is out famous Hard Apple & Honey Cider, 500ML 6.9% Alc. by Vol. puts our hard cider in a category all on its own. Full of apple flavor, sweeter than most other hard ciders and a great full body. Don't settle for any other Hard cider. Pick the best. Apple Cyser- This is the first product of its kind commercially available in the world and is quite possibly the finest cider available (even if we say so ourselves). Our Mead Master searched long and hard for just the right honey to blend with the best apple juices available. What was created is an exceptionally light and crisp hard apple cider known historically as ’Cyser’ which is perhaps the original hard cider. 7% alcohol by volume.
Hard Black Cherry-  One of the family of our award winning Apple and Honey Hard Cysers. 500ML at 6.9% Alc. by Vol. and extreme cherry taste make this the hard cider for lovers of cherries. Crisp clean and refreshingly dry we believe we have the only hard black cherry cider in the world.






Reef Points
 
http://www.reefpointsinc.com/                   
Reef Points-  We make cider, the hard kind. It embodies a craft born from the relentless wind and wave. From our galley to your belly, may you drink and return to the sea. Reef Points is a small producer of hard apple cider located on the central coast of California. The ciders reflect the glimmer of creativity found in our passions and adventures.
51 8th Street
Cayucos, California
93430

   THE CIDER: Reef Points "Kid Neptune" Hard Cider- blended and bottle-conditioned Reef Points to create a refreshing, 7% alcoholic beverage that is light, dry and crisp on the palate.







See Canyon Hard Cider - San Luis Obispo, California

http://seecanyonhardcider.com/Welcome.html
 
See Canyon Hard Cider-  Apples were the last thing on our mind. That is, until we found ourselves nurturing an abandoned apple orchard back to health on our new family farm, nestled just three miles from Avila bay.  Our relationship blossomed and so did the trees.  One taste of the fruit set us in a new direction - California Hard Cider.  We hope you enjoy! 
2885 See Canyon Rd.
San Luis Obispo, California
93405

(805) 706-0411
















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   THE CIDER: See Canyon Hard Cider- Very nice dry cider with a champagne tingle and yeast in the body. Clean & a little tart.





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Sonoma Cider - Healdsburg, California
 
                    http://sonomacider.com/
Sonoma Cider-  All Sonoma Ciders are 100% intense, free of gluten and fully organic, from select fruit though reclaimed ciderworks equipment. It’s not an easy trick but, for us, an easy choice. Both product and planet emerge better. All are personal, an idea nursed, through trial and error, to fruition. Each, though, is surprisingly distinct. They’re our children, Sonoma’s children, intense labors of love. We, naturally, can’t pick a favorite. That’s your job.
36A Mill Street
Healdsburg, California
95448
     

   THE CIDERS:

The Hatchet Apple- Ah, a paradoxical case of small = large. Through patient, and occasionally wobbly tasting sessions, an epiphany emerged to David, Robert and our unfailingly curious crew – smaller apples. With more concentrated flavors, compact apples seem to yield more intense, distinctive flavors. And so, all obvious efficiencies and economics aside, The Hatchet was born. Using a unique blend of native organic apples, we handcraft each batch to bring out fresh, ripe apple aromas, carefully pairing sweet and tart varietals to ideal effect. The result is a clean, refreshing hard cider with noticeable complexity and a lively finish. All hail the little things. To our tastes, there’s simply more going on in here. Cheers.  The Pitchfork Pear- Cheers. Welcome to the put-up-or-shut-up show. Ever the purist, David was a little reluctant to include pear in the Sonoma canon. So they drew up a deal. If Robert could coax a pear proto-type close enough to give David a glimpse of something genuine, with real cider integrity, David would join the fray. The Pitchfork is our happy ending. It’s an apple connoisseur’s pear cider, hand-crafted with organic apples and a measured infusion of pear essence. It’s both intense and balanced, greeting you with the distinct aromas of both fruits. We’re convinced its fresh play of flavors, crisp start and creamy pear finish will inspire a fan club all its own. With David, the skeptic, presiding. Bottom’s up.  The Anvil Bourbon- To someone steeped in the art of barrel aging, The Anvil’s journey surprised no one more than the cider master himself. While the grape lends itself to wood aging, and gradual infusion, not so the apple. To get the intensity we wanted, only a healthy dose straight from the bourbon vat did the trick. Alas, we’d love to spin a romantic tale of vintage bourbon barrels in cloistered caves but, well, sorry. In compensation, we offer a bourbon cider with a real bourbon presence. It offers a clean, lively, aromatic profile with a layered smoky finish. It’s truly integrated and rounded, yet vitally distinct. Enjoy.  
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sutton-Cellars/119850398065677
Sutton Cellars- An urban winery and tasting room. Small lots of handcrafted wines since nineteen hundred and ninety six - that's fifteen years if you're counting!!! Also, small-batch farmhouse hard cider since 2010.
601 22nd Street,
San Francisco, California
94107
     

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   THE CIDERS:

a clean straightforward 100% Gravenstein that shows all of that variety's crisp bright fruit, barrel fermented with wild yeast and bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no sulfites or other preservatives.
a Farmhouse style which is a blend of apples allowed to go slightly sour/tart in the barrel. Barrel fermented with wild yeast and bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no sulfites or other preservatives. ABV from 6% to 6.5%.







Tilted Shed Ciderworks - Forestville, CA
 
http://www.tiltedshed.com/
Tilted Shed Ciderworks- is a small, family-run, Sonoma County-based producer of handcrafted hard ciders. Our ciders are fermented from 100% fresh-pressed Sonoma County heirloom apples, all organically grown. We don’t rush the process or cheat: no poor-quality fruit, no apple concentrate, no added water, no artificial colorings or flavorings. We do everything by hand and in season, using traditional cidermaking methods and centuries-old specialty apple varieties. The results are small-batch, food-friendly ciders of unexpected complexity, elegant structure, gorgeous aromatics, and long finish.
Tilted Shed Ciderworks
PO Box 1162
Forestville, CA 95436

707-483-5485


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   THE CIDERS:

Lost Orchard Dry Cider- Not your mama’s cider. Roxbury Russet, Nehou, Muscat de Bernay, and other traditional “bittersweet” apples make this blend Graviva! Semidry Cider- The Gravenstein sparkles in this bright, crisp cider. The refreshing acidity is balanced with a touch of sweetness. We sourced the Gravs and other heirloom cider apples for this blend from organic growers in the Sebastopol area. The Grav lends its lovely aromatics, while a mix of “bittersweet” apples—which were specially developed over the centuries for fermented cider—imparts lively tannins.  unexpectedly complex, tannic, and brawny, with a long finish. 
January Barbecue Smoked Cider-  We first sampled this cider on an unseasonably warm winter day while grilling. Wow! This is one of our experiments gone awesome. We smoked a few apples from our farm over pear wood, then fermented and aged them with a base blend of fresh-pressed Sonoma County–grown cider and heirloom apples.   Barred Rock Bourbon Barrel-Aged-  Cold weather calls for savory sippers, and Barred Rock is the perfect winter warmer. This aged cider is a blend of 100% fresh-pressed late-season Sonoma County organic heirloom apples — including Arkansas Black, Black Twig, and other varieties — half fermented in neutral oak barrels, then blended and aged for several months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This cider was fermented to dryness, no backsweetening, so your palate will experience all that the barrel aging has to offer, without any cloying effects. It's a plush, full-bodied cider with notes of vanilla, amaretto, and toasted marshmallow, its velvety mouthfeel brightened by a touch of acidity.

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http://motorcyclewineries.com/
Troy Cider, Motorcycle Wineries- Today, American apple growers are facing nearly as tough a time as Prohibition, and new cider-apple plantings are miniscule. The Troy Cider label is our exhaustive effort to sustain the quintessential beauty of apples in America. Cider apples are not grown in industrial orchards. They are the gnarled, twisted, wonderful trees in tall grass, overgrown by mistletoe. They are green, yellow, brown, red, black, pink, orange; shriveled, knotted skin; tannic, sour, tremendously fragrant and sweet. Some have been on the ground for weeks, desiccating into fantastic concentration, others are picked right off the tree for a crisp brightness, 2012 will be a blend of the essence of California, nurtured from the roots of lonely trees from backyards, abandoned orchards, and swampy hillsides. I hope our cider will preserve the magic in those trees for a long, long time.
787 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA
94103
 
707-483-5485




   THE CIDER: Troy Cider- A sumptuously fragrant sparkling cider. The juice of heirloom apples from Sebastapool fermented naturally in neutral oak barrels. No sulfites, no additives. Only available in the San Francisco bay area.







T.W. Pitchers' Snake Bite - San Francisco, CA
 
http://www.twpitchers.com/
T.W. Pitcher's Snake Bite- T.W. Pitchers' Snake Bite is a sssinfully delicious blend of bold lager beer and crisp apple cider made by two guys who hate being thirsty. Refreshing. Easy to Drink. Tempting. We weren't afraid to mix things up. You shouldn't be either.
W.G. Barr Beverage Company
Re: T.W. Pitcher's Snake Bite
2480 Spring Mountain Rd
Saint Helena, California
94574 
 
(415) 999-2009

 

   THE CIDER: T.W. Pitcher's Snake Bite- Bartenders began mixing draught beer and hard cider in the United Kingdom, where it quickly became a favorite among generations of pub-goers. T.W. Pitchers' Snake Bite™ is a new American take on this classic British beverage, bottled for the first time. The genius of T.W. Pitchers' Snake Bite is in the recipe. The perfect balance of light lager and apple cider allows the drinker to simultaneously taste the characteristics and complexities of both ingredients.






 

http://www.tworiverscider.com/
Two Rivers- Our Hard Apple Cider is a favorite among those who have tried it. By using only the freshest apples, milled locally in Apple Hill, California and no additional sugars or concentrates, we’ve produced a one-of-a-kind cider that is perfect for all occasions. Our flagship cider is medium dry, slightly tart and effervescent with a lovely apple aroma. Two Rivers Cider is also preservative-free! Once you’ve tried our Cider, we are confident you’ll make it your favorite like so many folks already have!
4311 Attawa Ave Suite 103
Sacramento, California
95822

(916) 456-1614

   THE CIDERS:

Original Hard Apple Cider- Made from a blend of 100% fresh pressed apple juice from Barsotti Ranch in Apple Hill. A proprietary blend of apples with a balance of tartness and sweetness to create a gold medal winning Hard Cider. Seasonal Ciders- Seasonal products include McIntosh, Gravenstein, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith ciders, as well cyser, made with honey and fresh-pressed apple juice. Blood Orange Cider- Deep in color with a bright citrus nose and just enough sweetness to balance the natural acidity.
Huckleberry Cider- A rare and wonderful fruit. The sweet aroma of berries and a delicious floral mouthful. You will enjoy it till the very last drop. Raspberry Cider- A popular cider that warms the tummies of our most discreet fans. A distinct palette of raspberries yet not overwhelming. Pear Cider- This fruit cider is close to a true Perry as you can get without traveling to England. Lovely pear aroma with hints of vanilla and a soft aftertaste.
Dry Oak Cider- This seasonal cider is aged in American and French barrels over the winter. A dryer cider with obvious oak overtones that are reminiscent of a fine wine or champagne. Very popular with the true cider enthusiast. Pomegranite Cider- Another award-winning cider that is growing in popularity as fast as we can make it. It is a light, slightly tart cider with a subtle pomegranate aroma and flavor. A cider to be enjoyed for any occasion.
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