At Finnriver we gather and ferment the flavors of the land to offer you farmcrafted hard ciders and spirited fruit wines. We are inspired by the allure of the fruit, the ancient history of the craft of fermentation and the lively traditions we now seek to revive. Our mission is to inspire a deeper connection to the land that sustains us.
Note: We use the term "cider" as it is used in Europe and in the blossoming cider revival in the United States, to mean a fermented apple beverage. Some folks call it "hard cider." Our ciders are alcohol.
The process of creating our products begins in the spring blossoms of regional fields and orchards. Bees work their magic, fruit ripens in the sun and come autumn, we gather organic apples from across Washington and press the fruit. We ferment the apple juice and use both traditional and contemporary methods to refine and bottle our select batches.
Cider-making in our barn is a process of discovery - a combination of chemistry, ecology, alchemy, engineering, wishful thinking, old world wisdom, farm ingenuity and adventurous experimentation. Some of these ciders are small-batch, seasonal and labor-intensive. Others are produced with contemporary methods and more readily available year-round. Our sumptuous fruit wines blend with custom-distilled apple brandy to capture the sweet warmth and generosity of the fruit. Our spirited fruit wines are aged, more refined, relying on quiet time spent in the barrel to find themselves.
We strive to craft our products with Pacific Northwest organic fruit from our farm and other regional sources.
Finnriver grows over twenty varieties of traditional and heirloom apples in our organic orchard, to feature in our traditional and specialty ciders. We source organic WA dessert apples for our contemporary ciders. And we also glean wild apples from our neighbors and local homesteads for our community harvested "Farmstead" cider.
We are very pleased to share the flavors of Finnriver with you and invite you to come visit the farm, taste our ciders and wines, walk the fields and orchard, and connect with us.
Finnriver is a glad member of the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association, and we encourage you to explore the other wineries and cideries in our area. We're also charter members of the Northwest Cider Association, working to educate the public about ciders and to celebrate the possibilities of the fermented apple.
TASTING ROOM OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 12:00-5:00 pm
$5 Tasting fee. Shared tastings allowed. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 360-732-4337.