The cider that will Slake Your Thirst! A carefully chosen blend of apples - heirloom, crabs, cider apples, all grown by small farmers in the Willamette Valley. The perfect balance of tartness and tannins, this cider is an elevated version ofthe NW style cider unique to our region. Available in 12/500mL package and 1/6 & 1/2 bbl draft.
Oregon grown heirloom apples used in Slake blend.
Misty morning at our orchard in Carlton, OR
A slightly sweeter version of our dry flagship. A NW style cider, light and crisp, made from heirloom varieties, crab apples, and traditional bittersweet cider apples. For the cider drinker who knows what they like and doesn’t need to pretend otherwise. Will definitely Slake Your Thirst! Available in 12/500mL package and 1/6 & 1/2 bbl draft.
Heirloom apples grown in the Willamette Valley.
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Pressing apples from our orchards
An English style scrumpy (traditional farmhouse cider) for the NW cider palate - authentic but still approachable. Scrumptown is crafted with English cider apple varietals grown at our orchard in Dundee, OR. 8.4% ABV. Available year-round in 500 mL bottles and 1/6 BBL kegs.
Balanced and approachable, Scrumptown is our original blend. It is a mix of just 5 apple varieties - Kingston Black, Porter’s Perfection, Tremlett’s Bitter, Major, and Newtown Pippin. The 8.4% ABV is a natural result of the intense and concentrated quality of the bittersweet apples. Scrumptown is fermented with champagne yeast and lightly back-sweetened with organic cane sugar. The final product is a full-flavored cider with tannin and body to spare; yet it remains enjoyable for the cider traditionalist and novice alike.
Pressing traditional cider apples used in the Citizen blend.
Kingston Black and Major apples before being washed, sorted, and pressed.
Pomegranate - Spring Seasonal
The ancient pomegranate fruit - the “apple (pomme) of Granada” - and a perfect complement to Oregon grown apples. A fruit rarely found American tables - remedy this absence with a bottle of our pomegranate cider.
Semi-dry, with a robust and rich flavor, and satisfyingly tart finish. Available February 2019 in 500 mL bottles and on draft.
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Rhuberry - Early Summer Seasonal
Semi-dry cider fermented with rhubarb and raspberries
The perfect balance of tart and sweet! We added over a pound of raspberries and rhubarb to each gallon of fresh pressed 100% Oregon apple juice. A wonderful country wine aroma, with the raspberries shining forth on the palate and the sour rhubarb acting as the counterpoint.
Available May 2019 in 500mL bottles and on draft.
Whole rhubarb is added to the primary fermentation.
Boysenberry - Late Summer Seasonal
The crushable berry cider to slake your thirst on those hot summer days. Oregon grown boysenberries (a cross between raspberries and blackberries) are cofermented with fresh juice from Oregon grown apples. Semi-dry, it’s the perfect blend of juicy berries and crisp apples!
Available July 2019 in 500mL bottles and on draft.
Apple Spice - Fall/Winter Seasonal
As the air cools and the leaves begin to fall, a powerful lust fills the hearts of cider drinkers. This desire can only be quenched by one thing - delicious and comforting spiced cider. Enjoyed either hot or chilled, Apple Spice is a smooth blend of cider from Oregon grown apples and our secret mix of spices. We don’t use extracts or “flavorings” - only the finest whole spices are infused into this medium-sweet cider.
Try it warm with a splash of bourbon.
Available October 2019 in 500 mL bottles and on draft.
The perfect cider to warm you up after a long day pruning in the orchard.
Wild fermented traditional sharp cider, made from a blend of crab apples, heirloom apples, and French bittersweet cider apple varieties. Available in 750 mL bottles or 1/6 & 1/2 BBL kegs.
2017 GLINTCAP Best In Class - Heritage Dry Category
Made from primarily two varieties of apple, Summer Set is a showcase of how complex the simple apple can be. The blend is comprised of Dolgo, a crabapple variety originating in Siberia, and Gravenstein, the national apple of Denmark; which was ﬁrst planted on the West Coast in 1811. Dolgo is incredibly sour and tannic, and gives a bright and powerful tartness to the cider. It is mellowed by Gravenstein, a multi-purpose heirloom with softer acids and light tannins. French cider apple varieties are used for tannic balance and additional body. The cider was allowed to ferment naturally with the wild yeast found on the apple skins. The sharp acidity fades quickly into wonderful ﬂoral notes, with a semi-dry, balanced ﬁnish. Both Dolgo and Gravenstein are early apple varieties, and in 2016, our ﬁrst year producing this cider, we were pressing and fermenting by the end of July. Summer Set is a ﬁtting name for a cider from such early apples!
2017 Harvest - 7.1% ABV - Apple varieties: 40% Dolgo Crab, 40% Gravenstein, less than 5% of the following: Nehou, Medaille D’Or, Michelin, Muscadette de Dieppe, Vilberie, GoldRush, Golden Russet.
200 cases produced
2016 Harvest - 6.5% ABV - Apple varieties: 50% Dolgo Crab, 50% Gravenstein.
75 cases produced
Gravenstein apples used in Summer Set. Grown in Marion County, OR.
French Lane Press
Wild fermented traditional dry cider, made solely from apples grown at our orchard in Carlton, Oregon. Available in 750 mL bottles.
Silver Medal Winner at the 2017 GLINTCAP festival.
Planted in the fertile soils of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, our French Lane Orchard is the ultimate labor of love. Over 60 varieties of traditional cider apples and perry pears grow at French Lane, and this variety yields a complex and totally unique blend of fruit. Bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples from England and France lend depth, mouthfeel, and tannic astringency. Heirloom American apples brighten the cider with tartness and acidity, and their higher sugar content contributes to the final ABV - a solid 7.4%. The natural yeast which grows on the skins of the apples was allowed to completely ferment the juice, with no additional cultivated yeast strains added. After primary fermentation the cider was aged and then bottled completely dry, with no added sugar, juice, or other sweeteners. French Lane Press is truly a traditional farmhouse cider, showcasing what cider apples can be, without gimmicks, tricks, or excuses.
2017 Harvest - 7.4% ABV - Apple Varieties: 20% Porter’s Perfection, 20% Kingston Black, 12% Fillbarrel, 10% Browns, 8% Somerset Redstreak, 7% McIntosh, 7% Ashmead’s Kernel, less than 5% of the following: Spitzenburg, Tom Putt, Tremlett’s Bitter, Roxbury Russet, Ellis Bitter
90 cases produced
2016 Harvest - 6.5% ABV - Apple Varieties: 47% Tom Putt, 27% Tremlett’s Bitter, 10% King of Tompkin’s County, 7% Gravenstein, less than 5% - Browns, Nehou, Roxbury Russet, Harrison, Porter’s Perfection, Newtown Pippin, Major.