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Sonoma Cider

Sonoma Cider officially began in 2013 through a unique father and son partnership. Sharing an entrepreneur’s curiosity and deep passion for beverages, David and Robert Cordtz set out to reinvent the cider category. David, a celebrated cidermaster and winemaker, has had a nearly lifelong passion for beverages made from naturally grown and harvested ingredients. He has been lauded for his highly refined palate and ability to create unique and high quality flavor profiles. His son, Robert, has been learning the business of beverages from his veteran father for as long as he can remember. In creating Sonoma Cider alongside his father, Robert brings a fresh perspective, a knack for creating things, and is fond of questioning the status quo. As VP Operations and Cidermaker, Robert’s creative streak keeps his dad on his toes as he is constantly infusing new approaches and ideas to the business. Together they make Sonoma Cider anything, anything but run of the mill.

We see apples as “America’s fruit”. We have state flowers and national birds, why not an honor for our favorite produce? They have been around since the beginning of time and have long been a fixture in American life. Because they are part of our fabric, we believe they deserve their time in the sun. The sheer number of apple varieties and flavors make this core ingredient a playground of imagination for us.

Today, hard cider is a far cry from what it used to be. To start, we select the Northwest’s best organically grown apples hand picked in small batches. Because organic fruit is smaller and has a much more intense flavor, we are starting with the apple world’s version of liquid gold. On top of that, we never pollute this perfection with sulfites, concentrates, added sugar or preservatives. The result is simply better. Much better.

What to look for:

The Hatchet Apple – Organic apples work harder to make it through the growing season. They’re smaller, and much more expensive, but they give us the intensity we crave. As our accountant winces, we hope you’ll smile.

The Anvil Bourbon – When we spiked an organic apple cider blend with our proprietary barrel-proof bourbon flavor, we knew we found the sweet spot. Is this smoky enough for you?

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