At 1785 Cider, the time-honored tradition of Black Forest farmstead cider lives on, in a modern guise. We combine the best of the old world – heirloom varieties from old orchards, organic practices and manual harvest, slow fermentation over the winter months – with modern technology and our own personal twist.
We strive to offer you products that are uniquely and recognizably of this place – something that you cannot find anywhere else. After years of cider-making and some soul-searching, we identified these principles to guide our work:
- Preserve the character of the regional fruit varieties: We use unsprayed fruit harvested within a radius of 25 km, grown in the traditional meadow orchards.
- Avoid manipulations that obscure the character: We do not filter, fine, or pasteurize; sulfites are kept to a minimum; and we never back-sweeten.
- Allow the vintage to express itself: Every year is different. Not only because of the differences in season and weather, but also because trees do not bear equally each year. We do not have a standard “recipe” that is the same each year. Rather, we want you to experience the differences from year to year, as you sip different vintages.
Join us on this cider journey of discovery!
Silver at SISGA23
Cider – the book
New blog post: Harvest review 2022
The Story of Perry – an excellent intro to this wonderful drink
Gold and silver medals at the International Cider Challenge 2022 in London!
Cork and Crown video reviews of our perries
Double silver at the Cider World Awards 2021 in Frankfurt!