Dragon's Head Cider

Our October cidrbox is sold through Dragon's Head Cider and ships direct from their orchard on Vashon Island in Washington State • Contains alcoholic cider that averages between 7 to 11% ABV. You must be at least 21 to subscribe to CIDRBOX and an adult signature is required for delivery • Expect delivery the week of October 16th

Cidermakers Wes and Laura Cherry

Vashon Island, Washington • 47.441428, -122.4760647

Cidermakers Wes and Laura Cherry grow 75 varieties of French and English cider apples and pears in the distinctive microclimate of Vashon Island to make their award winning Dragon’s Head Cider. They fresh press this uniquely suited fruit, along with additional fruit of exacting standards acquired from nearby family farms, to ferment and blend a cider that fully captures and conveys the aromas and flavors of this singular place in the Pacific Northwest.

Vashon Island is only accessible from nearby West Seattle and Tacoma via a brief ferry ride—there’s no other way to get here. There are no bridges connecting this small island to the mainland.

Growers have long prized the growing conditions on Vashon where the surrounding saline waters of the Puget Sound impose cool rainy winters and warm, dry summers that rarely swing to extremes in either direction. 

The Dragon’s Head orchard—named for the dragon of Greek mythology who guards Hera's golden apples of immortality—is planted squarely within Washington State’s only AVA, or American Viticultural Area, and it bears an uncanny climatic resemblance to Somerset in England where some of the world's best cider apples are grown. This regional resemblance has informed many of the Cherrys growing decisions, including the grafting of the renowned Kingston Black.