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.
The process of creating our products begins in the spring blossoms of Pacific Northwest fields and orchards. Bees work their magic, fruit ripens in the sun and come autumn, we gather organic apples and press the fruit. We ferment the apple juice and use both traditional and contemporary methods to refine and bottle our select batches. We use the term "cider" for “hard cider” as it has been used in Europe and in the cider revival in the United States, to mean a fermented apple beverage that contains alcohol.
Finnriver grows more than 20 varieties of traditional and heirloom apples in our organic orchard, to feature in our traditional and specialty ciders. We also source organic Washington dessert apples for our contemporary ciders. And we glean wild and homestead apples from our neighbors for our community-harvest "Farmstead" cider.
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. These spirits are aged and more refined, relying on quiet time spent in the barrel to find themselves.
Finnriver offers a 100% satisfaction guaranteed on our bottles so if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please let us know and we will replace it or refund you! We want you to thoroughly enjoy your Finnriver experience.
We are members of the Northwest Cider Association, working to educate the public about ciders and to celebrate the cider community in the PNW.