Our cidermakers start with true cider apples and heirloom varieties. With a focus on fruit that delivers rich, round tannins and lively acids—qualities that make fine cider stand out. The makers press these apples into a pomace that gives like a grape and ferments like wine. Through careful attention and exacting skill, they make extraordinary cider that lets that fruit shine through.
Wine Spectator reports that “there are more than 500 cider producers in the US today, but many don't have distribution outside their local area.” That's where CIDRBOX comes in: Each month we travel to the orchard of a single, distinctive American heritage cidermaker, where we pack their rare and hard-to-find cider and ship it directly to you.
“The pleasures of orchard-based cider are akin to the pleasures of a good, grower-based wine,” says Steve Wood, orchardist and Farnum Hill cidermaker. We agree. Take your time. Enjoy this cider like fine wine. Share with friends and experience everything cider can be. You'll taste the finer side of cider when you subscribe to CIDRBOX »
JUST SHIPPED: Our March CIDRBOX was curated by Alpenfire Cider in Port Townsend, Washington and shipped direct from their organic orchard and cidery on the Olympic Peninsula • We will announce our April cidermaker soon: Let us know if you'd like to receive an update by email »
Foggy Ridge Cider • Dugspur, VA • Featured February 2017 »
We want to share CIDRBOX ciders with the world, but US laws for shipping alcohol mean that we can only ship to a handful of states at this time. Those states include: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC, Washington State, and Wisconsin
During the month of March we can support one-time cidrbox shipments to the following states (in addition to the ones above): Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming
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CIDRBOX is proud to support the American Farmland Trust in their mission to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. A donation is made to the American Farmland Trust for every CIDRBOX sold.