We started making hard cider in our basement about 40 years ago. When Bob & Deb married, Deb's dad introduced him to hard cider. Bob was hooked and started his own barrel that year. Buying cider juice from a local cider mill.
In 2006 we bought our own cider press and began making our own cider juice. This gave us the ability to direct every step of the cider making process, from selecting the apples, pressing the apples and bottling. The only thing we don't do is grow the apples.
We buy our apples from orchards here in Columbia and neighboring counties. We add only sugar, yeast and salicylic acid. These ingredients allow us to produce pure, very smooth hard ciders. We do not add raisins, fruit concentrates, sulfite compounds or other preservatives.
Each year we produce new flavors, depending on the types of apples available and growing conditions. Although we usually mix varieties, we sometimes produce distinctive single-apple ciders, such as Delicious Red and Fuji Fanatic.