Runcible Cider is our farm and cidery on the rocky prairie above beautiful, tiny Mosier, Oregon. We will grow along with our cider apple trees, press, and ferment our own cider apples, as well as press heritage apples grown on neighboring orchards in the Columbia River Gorge.
We make our cider the old school way -- by hand-picking our apples, washing them in plain water, running the apples through the mill, and pressing them with European bladder presses in our cider barn. Fresh juice is fermented to dry and patiently aged. Final blends put each cider in proper balance, and we finish with a natural effervescence created from a dash of sugar to reactivate residual yeast in the bottle, keg or cask.
We aim for cider with a most passing sweetness, quickly opening up to a dry, tart bubble with mouth scrubbing tannins -- something like a walk in an old orchard, crisp fall air, a wet footfall, warm sunshine. Those are the ciders we strive to make – ones that will stay on your mind and tweak your imagination.