Cider Archive

Here is a look at some of our past fermentations.


Community Cider

Crowd sourced ingredients harvested by the community to build community.


Community Apple Drive (2016) 6.9% ABV | 500ml

Community Apple Drive (2016) – Unfiltered Dry Cider  

6.9%  ABV  |  500ml

Cider doesn’t get more local than when it is made from the fruit of your own trees. This Community Apple Drive™ Cider is made from the donated fruit from your gardens, backyards and wild spaces. It is the culmination of a full-scale community effort, utilizing local resources and bringing us closer together around the age-old process of crafting handmade cider, made from the community, for the community. In the spirit of community stewardship, 10% of all sales from this cider created with the apples from the Community Apple Drive™ will be donated to The Long Tom Watershed Council longtom.org


 

Community Cider Series – For the Love of Lilac    

7.2% ABV | 500ml

As part of our Community Apple Drive series, we are pleased to bring to you For the Love of Lilac Cider. Through the months of April and May, people around Eugene teamed up and brought in their lilac blossoms. This WildCraft offering is a handmade blend of crowd-sourced lilac wine and dry cider; floral and rich, yet light and enjoyable. We are delighted to present this back to you all as one of the many great uses of this abundant and amazing resource. Thank you for your continued support in the Community Apple Drive! In the spirit of community 5% of all sales go to benefit the School Garden Project schoolgardenproject.org


Community Cider Series – The People’s Plum    

6.5%  ABV  |  500 ml

Cider doesn’t get more local than when it is made from the fruit of your own trees.  This Community Apple Drive™Cider is made from the donated fruit from your gardens, backyards and wild spaces.  It is the culmination of a full-scale community effort, utilizing local resources and bringing us closer together around the age-old process of crafting handmade cider, made from the community, for the community. In the spirit of community 5% of all sales go to benefit the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah  bufordpark.org


Community Cider Series – Perennial perry   

6.5% ABV | 500ml

Cider doesn’t get more local than when it is made from the fruit of your own trees.  This Community Apple Drive™Cider is made from the donated fruit from your gardens, backyards and wild spaces.  It is the culmination of a full-scale community effort, utilizing local resources and bringing us closer together around the age-old process of crafting handmade cider, made from the community, for the community. In the spirit of community 5% of all sales go to benefit the McKenzie River Trust mckenzieriver.org


Special Releases


Delawaken

7.9%  ABV  |  500ml

In the spirit of solidarity and in honor of those who have passed on, we present Delawaken. Sweet Briar Rose buds have been cold conditioned in a winesap cider, aged in freshly emptied tequila barrels with muddled wild blackcap raspberries. Then, we infused it with a touch of smoked chiles. Delawaken is an offering worthy of familia y celebración, just in time for Dia de los Muertos. ¡Salud!

A labor of love crafted in honor of Jessiah Soul featuring the artwork of our friend and artist Steven Lopez


Cranberry – Imperial  cider, with Cranberries & Juniper  9%  ABV  |  500 ml

For those unfamiliar, according to some European folklore, Krampus traditionally accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas holiday season. While Saint Nicholas rewards children for remaining well behaved throughout the year, the rest have to answer to Krampus, who punishes them for misbehaving. Like Krampus, this triple fermented Imperial Hard Cider with whole pressed Oregon grown cranberries and juniper berries has a somewhat darker, more abrasive edge, with a seasonal profile.


Winter Witches brew

7.2%  ABV  |  500ml

Seven herbs, seven apples Shelved in local tabernacles. From wild and untethered trails, Into fermentation wells. With hands that grab Yet seek the truth. Each plant decides what is the proof. Leaves unfurl, crushed, combined, fermented flowers into wine. Her cauldron spirals, Screams with fright As fears transform in distant lights. The mood is up to you my child. We beckon you…Enjoy the Wild!


Stone Fence

8.4%  ABV  |  500 ml

Batten down the hatches! From old tales of Portuguese pirates who filled their empty barrels with cider when the rum ran dry, comes Stone Fence. Similar to the way IPAs came into being with the addition of heavy hops, the Portuguese added fresh peppercorns to the mix in order to preserve their cider for long sea voyages. Originally made as a WildCraft pub only cider, this old-world concoction is both unique and irresistible. Staying true to the maritime recipe, we present a one-of-a-kind, barnacled brew sure to shiver your timbers.


 


Imperial Hard Cider   
13.9%  ABV  |  500ml
An imperial Dry Cider, made entirely from Oregon apples is locally sourced and pressed. This is a high gravity classic dry cider not to be taken lightly. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

 Whole Fruit Blends


Quince Session cider 5.7% ABV | 500ml

 

Quince Session cider 5.7%  ABV  |  500ml
This summer release is made with one of the more unique yet abundant ingredients Oregon has to offer. Whole biodynamically grown quince, fermented with cold pressed Gravenstein apples results in a floral, subtly sweet session cider.  If you are unfamiliar or have ever been curious about this underrated fruit, we are excited for you to try one of WildCraft’s favorites. Enjoy the Wild!


PURKERSON-ROWE Wild Plum 7.2% ABV | 500ml

PURKERSON-ROWE  Wild Plum
7.2%  ABV  |  500ml  |
Cider fermented from a foundation of sustainable farming, friendship & symbiosis. Bob Purkerson of Junction city, the steward of his family’s original homestead, has been a dedicated farmer & entrepreneur of many trades. Freeman Rowe has been a world-leading mycological expert & botanist for 3 decades. Together their connection with the land, friendship & knowledge created our longest living bio-dynamic orchard in Lane County. Bio-Dynamic farming is a holistic aproach that requires diligence & ingenious practices to nurture the land along with the crop. The plums that went into this offering came from the hard working family at Purkerson-Rowe Biodynamic Orchard. Grown by our community, for our community.



Aronia berry   

6.4%  ABV  |  500ml
A very special and limited release of whole, biodynamically grown Aronia berries freeze pressed with whole pears and blended with a cider fermented with a very rare and unique well balanced wild lactobacillus culture. Enjoy the Wild!



Blue River Blueberry   

6.3%  ABV  |  500ml  |
Bright whole blueberries from Organic Redneck Farm in Leaburg are fermented on skin, in a blend of Willamette Valley apples & wild yeast strains. Grown by our community, for our community. All Oregon grown, all the time.



Suncrest Peach 6.9%  ABV  |  500ml

Suncrest Peach is a handmade cider blended from locally grown freeze pressed peaches and cold pressed apples, fermented together for a naturally dry cider. Perfect for summer living – this cider is good on ice, great in cocktails or just straight from the bottle.


 

 

Wild Plum

7.5%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

A blend of the robust Mirabelle plum, freeze-pressed to produce background aromatics and raw acidity creating the illusion of sweetness to a dry cider base. Wild Plum grants tartness to a soft sour finish that will satisfy all lovers of crisp, wild cider. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

Persimmon

6.9%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

A dry cider and 10 percent persimmon wine blend matured on whole persimmons. A clean wine like character can be experienced with a mouth full of tannins developed from the persimmon peel. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

 

Blue River Blueberry – 2014

6.9%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

This beverage is the direct result of small-farmed Blueberries from Oregon’s beautiful Mckenzie River basin that we have hand picked, hand mashed and fermented. This base dry cider brings out a fantastically vibrant color and is the wild rendition of a fruit cider. You will not be overwhelmed by mouth coating sweetness but rather find an earthy, vinous quality of fermented peel and whole fruit. Blue River Blueberry is a funky and wild treat for the lovers of experimental fermentation! Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

 

Tart Cherry

6.9%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

This hand-picked array of our lower Willamette Valley sweet and sour varietals were freeze pressed, blended and allowed to ferment to dryness with a tart apple base. A true and infinitely refreshing dry cherry cider. It is here where pink hues and light cherry notes last long into the finish. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

 

 

Suncrest Peach

6.9%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

Fresh local summer Suncrest peaches pressed and fermented with a tart apple base. Clean crisp and lightly fruity. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


Botanicals


 

Botanical Sage
7.6%  ABV  |  500ml  |

In continuation of our Botanical Cider Series, we bring to you Sage. Though sage may have you thinking of savory dishes or smudges, the relationship between sage wine and dry cider has been a delicious one. Smooth, ever so slightly sweet and more aromatic than herbaceous. We encourage you to experience this match made in Oregon.

 


 

Nettle    

7.5%  ABV  |  500 ml

A unique botanical fermentation made with our valley Stinging Nettles. Shoots of the Nettle plant are harvested in early spring before flower pods develop. Leaves are dried and cured for up to 6 months and are then left for a long rest in Agave syrup and pressed clean. The mixture is then blended with a house cider blend and fermented to dryness. A mild herbaceous quality on the nose with a nice dry apply finish.


Imperial Homestead Hopped

8%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml  | 50 IBU.

This is an Imperial style hopped cider using 4 lbs per barrel of high quality Oregon grown hops.  Peach and Blueberry character come through pleasantly on the nose from the very aromatic Mosaic Hop varietal, while Crystal Hop contributes citrus-like flavors to a dry apple base.  This cider is unique in that,  using special methods, Imperial hopped contains 50 IBU’s and is not just solely dry hopped like other hopped ciders on the market. Strong, full flavored, and unfiltered, Imperial homestead hopped is a treat for any lover of hops and cider. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.

Hops : Crystal, Mosaic .


 

Homestead Hopped

6.7%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml  | 45 IBU.

A settler-style cider fermented to complete dryness and dry hopped with 2 lbs per barrel Simcoe hops from Hop Valley. Hopped to not overpower the presence of apple aroma but rather add dimensions of Citrus and Passionfruit. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.
Apple Varietals:  Honeycrisp, Granny Smith

Hops : Crystal, Simcoe .

 


Oak Aged Cider



 

BOURBON BARREL PEACH – 7.4%  ABV  |  500ml 

A harvest-time treat with natural Oregon spice and a complex profile, this blend is comprised of one part sour lactobacillus fermented Melrose cider, one part Gravenstien cider, and one part freeze-pressed Southern Oregon peaches. Aged 3 months in freshly emptied Stein Distillery barrels with toasted dandelion root, this peachy brew is a great way to welcome the coming of autumn. Enjoy the Wild!


pinot-cherry-2016

 

 

Oak Aged Pinot Barrel Cherry Cider – 7.6% ABV | 500ml
A winter addition to our barrel aged line. Pure freeze pressed cherry wine made from a variety of Lane County cherries is aged five months in french oak pinot noir barrels. This wine is then blended with a naturally fermented, wild harvested cider for a full bodied, high tannin winter warmer.

 


 

Snake River Rye – Barrel Aged Hard Cider    

7.5%  ABV  |  500 ml

Dry settler style Cider aged 3 months in American Oak Stein Rye Whiskey barrels from eastern Oregon. Deep whiskey notes and a full oak finish compliment smooth vanilla flavor & apple aromatics. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


Snake River Rye gravenstein 6.3% ABV | 500ml

 

Snake River Rye Gravenstein 6.3%  ABV  |  500ml 

Dry settler style Cider aged 3 months in American Oak Stein Rye Whiskey barrels from eastern Oregon. Deep whiskey notes and a full oak finish compliment smooth vanilla flavor & apple aromatics.

 


Oak Aged Kiwi Berry  
6.8%  ABV  |  500ml  |
A perfect marriage of dry cider made with a blend of American heirloom varietals, American oak, and the complex flavor profile of Oregon kiwi berries fermented on skin. These kiwis, harvested from a variety of Lane County vineyards, are for the first time being purposed to the making of cider. WildCraft is proud to support our local farmers through creative and delicious endeavors.

Farmhouse Dry Cider

Every batch is unique.


 

Farmhouse Dry Cider

6.3%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

This Farmhouse style cider is a blend of Gravenstein, Prime Red, and Macintosh straight from the orchards of the original Lane County settlers. This cider unlocks the secret flavor and fullness of our overgrown fruit forests. We pride ourselves on batches of Farmhouse dry being uniquely different each time. Each batch is specific to a small plot in which the trees are entirely untreated and kept wild. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH – 002 WINTER 2014

6.9%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

Batch two of our signature Farmhouse style cider exemplifies French cider making methodology.  Varietals wild crafted here in Oregon include Famuese Red (Snow Apple), Oregon Crabapple & Braeburn all picked from one single small orchard on Territorial Road.  Farmhouse Batch 002 is extremely rich, light in body, highly floral & carries a hint of sweetness. Our Farmhouse Dry line of cider is uniquely different with each batch and is specific to a chosen small plot in which the trees are entirely untreated and kept wild. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH 003 – spring 2015   

6.3%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

Batch three of our signature Farmhouse style cider. Varietals include Famuese Red (Snow Apple), Oregon Crabapple & Braeburn.  Farmhouse Batch 003 is extremely light in body, tart with a hint of sweetness. Our Farmhouse Dry line of cider is uniquely different with each batch and is specific to a chosen small plot in which the trees are entirely untreated and kept wild. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.


 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH-004 – Barrel fermented

8.5%  ABV  |  500ml  |

A dry, single varietal Honeycrisp cider fermented entirely in neutral Oregon Oak barrels utilizing our house wild yeast strains.  Soft white oak tannins and the interplay of sweet Honeycrisp apple and a truly dry finish balance this outstanding 8.5% Imperial Farmhouse cider.  Enjoy the Wild.


 

 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH-005 – Gravenstein

6.7%  ABV  |  500ml  |

Late summer windfalls of a classic settler varietal gathered from homesteads around Lane & Linn Counties. A tart cider reminiscent of farmhouse style straw-filtered juice. All Oregon grown, all the time.


 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH-006 – Heirloom

6.1%  ABV  |  500ml  |

American Heirloom apples are cultivars discovered or bred in America pre-WWII, intended to be multi-purpose varietals for cider, juice, pies and sauces, to extend the use of apples across the household needs of the traditional farmstead. This bone-dry cider is fermented in natural temperature conditions, late in apple season, from hand pressed apples of the original plantings of Oregon in the early 1900’s farming revolution. Brought to you by WildCraft in true farmhouse fashion..   


Farmhouse B-007 wild orchard 6.1% ABV | 500ml

 

 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH-007 – Wild Orchard

6.1%  ABV  |  500ml
This dry cider embodies the spirit of those seeking to reveal the treasures behind the overgrown apple forests of Oregon. It holds the secrets kept by the thorny wild landscapes that leave its trespassers scratched and torn from the expedition for a truly unique cider. Wild harvested. Wild fermented. This is the reward for the willing explorers of the unknown.


 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH-008 – Heirloom

7.8% ABV  |  500ml  |

SCRUMPY (noun)

[Britain] A rough cider, normally more alcoholic than usual, and typically produced through natural fermentation

SCRUMP (verb)

To steal fruit, especially apples, from a garden or orchard

Farmhouse 8 Scrumpy is made from the “permissible” scrumping of wild trees within a ten mile vicinity, one tree at a time. Enjoy the Wild!


 

 

Farmhouse Dry Cider – BATCH-009 – Summer Sour

6.8%  ABV  |  500ml

Classic unfiltered Farmhouse Cider with a long slow secondary wild Willamette Valley lactobicillus fermentation. Tart apple notes and mildly sour lactic acid combine for a natural cider reminiscent of the traditional Basque sidra. Enjoy the Wild!

 

 


Single Varietal Cider


 

 

Single Varietal Jonagold

6.9%  ABV  |  22oz 650ml

A single varietal dry cider made entirely from Jonagold apples, the likes of which never leave the state are locally sourced and pressed. Single Varietal Jonagold is a lightly floral dry cider with a hint of sweetness that is bound to bring a smile to the face of cider lovers everywhere. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.

 

 

 

2014 Perries


Pioneer Perry
6.9%  ABV  |  750ml
Our 2014 Pioneer Perry is layered with the complex flavors of hazelnut, fresh shortbread & orange blossom honey. The exquisite qualities of pre-prohibition planted American Pear varietals were allowed to reach their fullest potential. Harvested and handpicked from the founding farmlands of Lane County, this is an experience that provides unprecedented, homegrown quality. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.

 

 

Wild Fermented Apple & Pear
6.3%  ABV  |  750ml
A blend of green gravenstein apple & red bartlett pear picked from an untreated homestead orchard. Fermented entirely with native Willamette Valley yeast to ensure true dryness, this beverage presents you with a tart apple flavor to balance the fresh taste of pear. All this combined with a lasting earthy finish gives you yet one more reason to enjoy the wild. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.

 

 

 

 

Elderberry Perry  
6%  ABV  |  750ml
These elderberries were wildcrafted in the mountains of Cottage Grove, hand destemmed and fermented whole in a red Bartlett perry. Floral, vinous, fruit-forward berries hail from the rugged Oregon wilderness into a rich & full bodied pear complexity. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.

 

 

 

 

Cherry  Perry   
6.9%  ABV  |  750ml
A blend of red bartlett pear, sweet and tart cherries harvested from Willamette Valley orchards, fermented together to achieve true dryness. A sweet rosehip aroma sets the stage for a leading tart cherry character that delves into a crisp pear finale. Unpasteurized & bottle conditioned.