🍾Snow Capped Reserve & Specialty bottled fine ciders are all single source. Why is this important?
🍎Single source means we use apples from our own orchards, not abandoned trees that may be starving for nutrients or full of insects. Our growing practices are of the highest quality.
🌳 Nutrient delivery to the soil is important. Our UV exposure pushes our trees to the maximum flavor potential. Intervention is needed or mother nature naturally takes her place. We nourish our trees with direct snow melt water, micronized sprinkler watering and natural fertilizers limiting the need for synthetic man-made chemicals.
🚜Our composting and tilling methods amend our soil and we use mechanized weed control with as minimal intervention as possible.
👩🌾 Insects are still part of farming; we use pheromone mating interruption for pest control limiting the use of artificial chemicals.
❄Our fine cider comes from century old growers who take a conscientious approach to caring for our apples and the land that has produced for our family for 109 years....
😍These gorgeous pears are from our 70 year old estate orchards in Paonia, Colorado 🏞
🍐Winter pears require many weeks in cold storage to adequately ripen for our Specialty Winter Pear cider. The juicing is slow, and we utilize cold fermentation. The blend is returned to cold storage for aging....
“A 100% sparkling pear cider made from our late season Pears. D'Anjou, Bosc & Comice. Hand picked, patiently cold storage ripened 8-11 weeks, pressed and fermented slow.
Bold, lifting woodsy notes of vanilla spice and soft pear sweetness with a sparkling finish. “
🛍 PS: Winter Pear is available to purchase from our online shop! Go to our linkinbio to get yours shipped right to you.
We are also distributed across Colorado- our linkinbio will also take you to our Cider Finder to find locations near you. Select liquor stores are carrying out NEW bottle lines, so we suggest calling to double check before you go get the goods....
🍎 Comparing apples to apples is not that easy. Terrior and growing techniques change the quality of apples drastically.
👩🌾Our standards are higher than most farms that only produce fruit for private sales. We strive for #1 quality apples as a commercial producer. Our family’s reputation in our industry ensures future business for the 6th generation 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳...
🍎Apple Fest brought together the 3️⃣rd generation 4️⃣th generation and 5️⃣th generation of our fruit growing family. We come out to support our hometown and represent our family’s long history as premium apple growers🌳🌳🌳
🚜While we are in harvest season, we all have to band together and support each other to make it through the 12 hour days of hard labor. We have to get our harvest packed and shipped.
🍎We also work through the long process of slow pressing for cider and planning the next years’ best ciders🍺
We don’t get to see each other as much as we would like. Harvest requires patience through the stress and perseverance through the trials that continuously arise.
🌳Fruitgrowing is just a part of who we are and who our family has been for the last 109 years....