Long, lazy golden summer days invite you to linger in the flavors of fermented fruit. The four hand picked 750ml (wine sized) bottles in our Elevated Summer Sippers release offer plenty to savor and share. Join the club, give a membership or order a one-time box by 5/23 for mid June shipping.

Elevated Summer Sippers offers a rich and refreshing collection of ciders for summer. From the shores of Lake Chelan, to Vashon and Sauvie Islands, this quad of big bottles show a wide range of fruit including plums, grapes and of course, apples. Summer sang to us in these offerings. We’ve gathered: Rootwood’s crab apple crafted Lake Effect Cider and grape kissed Rosé Cider, Dragon’s Head classic Bittersweet Cider and Peak Light’s limited release Plum Cider. Inspired by days drenched in cheerful sunlight from horizon to horizon, these flavors invite you into an easy, classic summer. Summer like you’ve known and loved. These are the tastes to slow down for. Cheers to toasting good company in a fancy glass at golden hour or clinking camp mugs fireside under a star studded sky. However you enjoy it is just right!

The Elevated Summer Sippers release includes the 4 ciders listed below. This release is $90 plus shipping and handling. Email club@nwcider.com for a shipping estimate.

The Discover & Elevated Summer Sippers release includes 4 Elevated and 6 Discover ciders and is $150 plus shipping and handling.

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Rootwood Cider

Lake Effect 7.4% (750 ml)

There’s nothing like a long sunny day at the lake. Rootwood Cider’s Lake Effect is our summer picnic pick. An elegant nod to Lake Chelan’s influence on weather and geography in Washington’s apple friendly Chelan Valley, this cider is an easy drinker, perfectly paired with simple spinach salad, chilled sesame noodles, and your toes in the ice cold water. Thriving orchards of the region inspire this crisp, bright and balanced cider with deep crabapple flavor, featuring a blend of Manchurian Crabapple and Winesaps. 

Dragon’s Head Cider

Bittersweet 7.3% (750 ml)

Imagine strolling the blossom-filled Vashon Island, WA orchards, where Dragon’s Head grows a selection of traditional English and French cider apples. You don’t have to be island side to breath in spice, hay and earth aromas or to taste woody, citrus zest, and butterscotch profiles that come together when 20+ select apple varieties are thoughtfully blended. This well recognized, award winning cider is medium bodied, with layered tannins and a slight effervescence. 

Peak Light Cider

Estate Plum 6% (750 ml)

Family farmed on Oregon’s Sauvie Island, Peak Light crafts ciders that are a creation of biodynamic orchard practices, rolling harvest days, and long fermentation times. Peak Light is a family farm dedicated to using organic and biodynamic practices. Their Estate Plum is a small batch, limited release cider that drinks like summer. Whole Methley and Beauty Plums are co-fermented with Peak Light’s classic field run cider, resulting in a delicate, plum-forward semi-sweet cider that is best enjoyed with friends, family and some afterglow. 

Rootwood Cider

Rosé 6.3% (750 ml)

“Rosé all day” isn’t just for wine anymore. New traditions are taking root in the  Chelan Valley. Rootwood Cider, owned by sisters who are fifth generation apple growers, focuses on small batch, handcrafted agricultural products. Rootwood’s Rosé Cider links the region’s historical apple industry and an emerging wine scene around Lake Chelan, WA. In this toast-worthy selection, spent wine grape skins lend their blush color and heightened tannins as they combine with complex cider apples to create a full-bodied blend.