From oregonwinecountry.org: Reviving artisan cider traditions in Eugene
This spot is part of our Places to Sip Between the Wonders Road Trip. To view the full itinerary, click here.
Take a sip of small-batch ciders at WildCraft Cider Works’ reclaimed tasting room
As bottles of cider start to find themselves on more store shelves, it’s a pleasure to revisit unique craft efforts like WildCraft Cider Works. Their whole fruit fermentation idea is more of a philosophy than a fermentation style: revitalizing old orchards. Hand picking the perfect apples, pears, cherries, plums and other fruit in local Willamette Valley orchards that are up to 150 years old leads to rich flavors and delicious combinations that represent true local flavor.
The WildCraft tasting room is a treat unto itself, playing host to an array of refurbished and reclaimed assets lining its walls. From barstools made out of classic Ford Model-A axels to an old barn door that separates the fermentation area from the restaurant, you can feel the history surround you inside this tasting room as you sip away. They even recovered the original 2 x 4 ceiling beams that held the building together in its original design as a grocery warehouse.
What else can you experience at WildCraft Cider Works?
- Think cider’s just made with apples? Try one of WildCraft’s seasonal flavors like blueberry or plum.
- See where the magic happens and visit the reclaimed rack and cloth hand press that squeezes juice year-round.
Wild Craft Cider Works | 390 Lincoln St. Eugene OR 97401 | Ph: 541-735-3506 | www.wildcraftciderworks.com