SummaryIsland Orchard Cider produces handcrafted, gluten-free, hard cider and cider vinegar in Ellison Bay. Visit their taproom for flight tastings, picnic-style snacks, and bottles of cider and vinegar to go! They have a dog-friendly outdoor patio and indoor seating, perfect for relaxing and enjoying cider. Open year-round. Please, no group buses.
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2019 Island Orchard Cider Varieties
Brut Apple Cider
Oak Aged Apple Cider
Apple Cherry Cider
Apple Lavender Cider
Apple Ginger Cider
Brut Reserve Cider
Oak Aged Reserve Cider
Hopped Reserve Cider
Pear Reserve Cider
Still Beauty Cider
Wild Thing Cider
Pear in a Barrel Cider
Apple Maple Vinegar
All ciders are GLUTEN FREE!
Serve Chilled - ABV typically 6.9%
"ABOUT OUR CIDERY"
We specialize in a Normandy Style Cider.
Our family produces a handcrafted traditional French cider, which has a lighter texture and is more wine-like. The ciders are dry, crisp and refreshing; richly complex with fruit, natural tannins, sugars and higher acidity. These all come together to create a cider that pairs deliciously with all types of food.
The cider apples are grown at our orchard on Washington Island. By slowly planting cider cultivars from France, England and America, we tested the types of apples that would work best with the island’s climate and rocky limestone soil. We grow 30 apple cultivars from sharps to bitter-sharps to dessert apples, 10 varieties of pear, totaling in 2000 apple and 400 pear trees.
Come visit our Door County Cider House. Enjoy a flight tasting, or a full glass of your favorite variety, and see where the handcrafted cider is fermented and bottled.
Door County Cider House
Flight Tasting + Small Plates + Fermenting + Bottling