It is said that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, imagine then what happens to an abandoned orchard after more than 60 years of neglect. The result is an overgrown forest of gnarly old trees left to fend for themselves….bearing fruit with no names….fruit that has not seen human hands….fruit that has flourished without irrigation or pesticides…fruit that tastes like no other. Wild orchards cover thousands of acres in Northern California, and are the inspiration for our delightfully archaic natural ciders.


"Troy Carter makes a delightfully archaic apple cider with apples he harvests from the abandoned orchards of Sonoma County. The trees are antique, some more than 100 years old, and while certain cultivars such as Gravenstein are recognizable, others remain unidentified. Carter adds nothing, letting the juice ferment dry, with only the ambient yeasts in the cellar. The unfiltered result is a cloudy, lightly sparkling, and modestly alcoholic adult beverage that communicates the very soul of the apple." - Los Angeles Magazine