Locally grown, locally made.
Situated on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, the Lake Chelan Valley offers a distinct climate for agriculture, especially ideal for growing apples. Growers from the Lake Chelan Valley have been producing world renowned apples for over a century, and many original family orchards continue to operate today.
While cider is relatively new to the region, it has been growing rapidly and will continue to evolve as specialty cider apples and heirloom varieties become more plentiful. Cidermaking is similar to winemaking, as fresh-pressed juice is transformed to cider, through fermentation. Each apple variety can impart specific characteristics to the finished product, making every cider unique, and cider-tasting an educational and interactive way to experience Lake Chelan apples.
Four seasons of Cider
Manson Apple Blossom Festival
Second weekend in May
Farmer's Markets in the valley
Chelan - Thursday eve, Saturday morning
Manson - Wednesday and Saturday morning
Apple harvest in the orchards
Lake Chelan Winterfest Ale & Cider tasting
Cideries of the Lake Chelan Valley
CHELAN CRAFT CIDER
804 W Manson Hwy, Chelan, WA 98816
offering: cider tasting, cider for sale
ROOTWOOD CIDER COMPANY
45 Wapato Way, Manson, WA
offering: cider tasting, cider for sale, growlers, and small plates
Hard row to hoe vineyards
"Other cider of the lake"
300 Ivan Morse Rd, Manson, WA
offering: cider tasting, cider for sale, growlers, and picknicking