Edgefield Hard Cider
The Edgefield Winery began producing hard cider in1992, utilizing the local bounty of apple orchards in the Columbia Gorge. Our apples are in cold storage in order to provide our production with fresh-pressed apple juice throughout the year. Apples used in our cider are a blend, including: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious (added for color) and Granny Smith (for acidity)—as well as Fuji, Galas and Honeycrisp (to increase sweetness).
A balanced cider blending more of the slightly tart and astringent pomegranate, and a little less of the sweeter apple. The lighter color and refreshing crispness is a fine accompaniment to the summer months.
In this cider, we’ve combined the apples’ crispness with the overt fruitiness of the blackberry. Dark garnet in color, the aromas of fresh blackberries burst from the glass. The slightly tannic and tart blackberry component is balanced out by a small amount of residual sugar, while the fermented apple rounds out the mid-palate and finish.